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Definition of: IDLES
- Run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling"
- Be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
- The state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling; "the car engine was running at idle"
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- (v. t.) To go or move with one side foremost; to move sidewise; as, to sidle through a crowd or narrow opening.
- (v. t.) To sley, or prepare for use in the weaver's sley, or slaie.
- (v. t.) To move along the surface of any body by slipping, or without walking or rolling; to slip; to glide; as, snow slides down the mountain's side.
- (v. t.) Especially, to move over snow or ice with a smooth, uninterrupted motion, as on a sled moving by the force of gravity, or on the feet.
- (v. t.) To pass inadvertently.
- (v. t.) To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water.
- (v. t.) To slip when walking or standing; to fall.
- (v. t.) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.
- (v. t.) To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.
- (v. t.) To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.
- (v. t.) To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.
- (n.) The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.
- (n.) Smooth, even passage or progress.
- (n.) That on which anything moves by sliding.
- (n.) An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity, esp. one constructed on a mountain side for conveying logs by sliding them down.
- (n.) A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement.
- (n.) That which operates by sliding.
- (n.) A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it.
- (n.) A moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides.
- (n.) A clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like.
- (n.) A plate or slip of glass on which is a picture or delineation to be exhibited by means of a magic lantern, stereopticon, or the like; a plate on which is an object to be examined with a microscope.
- (n.) The descent of a mass of earth, rock, or snow down a hill or mountain side; as, a land slide, or a snow slide; also, the track of bare rock left by a land slide.
- (n.) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.
- (n.) A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.
- (n.) An apparatus in the trumpet and trombone by which the sounding tube is lengthened and shortened so as to produce the tones between the fundamental and its harmonics.
- (n.) A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.
- (n.) Same as Guide bar, under Guide.
- (n.) A slide valve.