Meaning of SLIDING in English


I. ˈslīdiŋ, -dēŋ noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of sliden to slide

: the act of one that slides

II. adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from present participle of sliden to slide


a. obsolete : passing , transitory

b. : of an unreliable nature : shifty

the gentleman with the sliding smile — John Galsworthy


a. : going with a smooth continuous motion : slipping , gliding

a sliding avalanche

a sliding snake

b. archaic : moving smoothly : flowing

naturalize the sliding rhymes … in English — J.R.Lowell


a. : designed to slip along the cord around which it is made : running

sliding knot

b. : adjusted by sliding

the sliding fan windows are unusual — American Guide Series: Louisiana

c. : equipped with or characterized by a sliding part or mechanism

a sliding piston

sliding calipers

4. : rising or falling in accordance with a standard of comparison

rent is charged … in a sliding ratio to the wages of the tenant — Hewlett Johnson

sliding definition of an old man as anyone who is fifteen years older than you are — Alan Gregg

• slid·ing·ly adverb

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