1. [ verb ] move smoothly and effortlessly
Related terms: travel skid snake coast plane surf skitter surf skate elapse slide
2. [ noun ] the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
Synonyms: slide coast

"his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill" "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"

Related terms: motion skid skid slide coast
3. [ noun ] (linguistics,phonetics) a vowel-like sound that serves as a consonant
Synonyms: semivowel
Related terms: phone palatal
4. [ verb ] cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
Related terms: move slide
5. [ verb ] (transportation) fly in or as if in a glider plane
Related terms: fly kite sailplane air_travel
6. [ noun ] (transportation) the activity of flying a glider
Synonyms: sailplaning soaring sailing gliding
Related terms: flight hang_gliding parasailing hang_glide
Similar spelling:   glade