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glide

 (glīd)
v. glid·ed, glid·ing, glides
v.intr.
1. To move in a smooth, effortless manner: a submarine gliding through the water. See Synonyms at slide.
2. To move silently and furtively: The thief glided across the room.
3. To occur or pass imperceptibly: The autumn days glided by.
4. To fly without propulsion from wings or an engine.
5. Music To blend one tone into the next; slur.
6. Linguistics To articulate a glide in speech.
v.tr.
1. To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly: glided the key into the lock.
2. To operate or fly (an aircraft) without propulsion from wings or an engine: She glided the paraglider over the trees.
n.
1. The act of gliding.
2. Music A slur.
3. Linguistics
a. The transitional sound produced by passing from the articulatory position of one speech sound to that of another.
b. See semivowel.

[Middle English gliden, from Old English glīdan; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glide

(ɡlaɪd)
vb
1. to move or cause to move easily without jerks or hesitations: to glide in a boat down the river.
2. (intr) to pass slowly or without perceptible change: to glide into sleep.
3. (Aeronautics) to cause (an aircraft) to come into land without engine power, or (of an aircraft) to land in this way
4. (Aeronautics) (intr) to fly a glider
5. (Classical Music) (intr) music to execute a portamento from one note to another
6. (Phonetics & Phonology) (intr) phonetics to produce a glide
n
7. a smooth easy movement
8. (Dancing)
a. any of various dances featuring gliding steps
b. a step in such a dance
9. (Aeronautics) a manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a gentle descent without engine power. See also glidepath
10. (Aeronautics) the act or process of gliding
11. (Instruments) music
a. a long portion of tubing slipped in and out of a trombone to increase its length for the production of lower harmonic series. See also valve5
b. a portamento or slur
12. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics
a. a transitional sound as the speech organs pass from the articulatory position of one speech sound to that of the next, as the (w) sound in some pronunciations of the word doing
b. another word for semivowel
13. (Chemistry) crystallog another name for slip133
14. (Cricket) cricket another word for glance111
[Old English glīdan; related to Old High German glītan]
ˈglidingly adv

glide

(glaɪd)

v. glid•ed, glid•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to move smoothly and continuously along, as if without effort or resistance.
2. to pass by gradual or unobservable change (often fol. by along, away, by, etc.).
3. to move quietly or without being noticed (usu. fol. by in, out, along, etc.).
4.
a. to move in the air, esp. at an easy angle downward, with little or no engine power.
b. to fly in a glider.
5. to produce a glide sound.
v.t.
6. to cause to glide.
n.
7. a gliding movement, as in dancing.
9.
a. a transitional sound heard during the articulation linking two contiguous speech sounds, as the y-sound often heard between the i and e of quiet.
b. a speech sound having the characteristics of both a consonant and a vowel; semivowel.
10. an act or instance of gliding.
11. a calm stretch of shallow, smoothly flowing water.
13. a metal plate or plastic disk attached to the bottom of a furniture leg to facilitate moving and protect floors.
14. a metal track in which a drawer, shelf, etc., moves in or out.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English glīdan, c. Old Saxon glīdan, Old High German glītan]

glide


Past participle: glided
Gerund: gliding

Imperative
glide
glide
Present
I glide
you glide
he/she/it glides
we glide
you glide
they glide
Preterite
I glided
you glided
he/she/it glided
we glided
you glided
they glided
Present Continuous
I am gliding
you are gliding
he/she/it is gliding
we are gliding
you are gliding
they are gliding
Present Perfect
I have glided
you have glided
he/she/it has glided
we have glided
you have glided
they have glided
Past Continuous
I was gliding
you were gliding
he/she/it was gliding
we were gliding
you were gliding
they were gliding
Past Perfect
I had glided
you had glided
he/she/it had glided
we had glided
you had glided
they had glided
Future
I will glide
you will glide
he/she/it will glide
we will glide
you will glide
they will glide
Future Perfect
I will have glided
you will have glided
he/she/it will have glided
we will have glided
you will have glided
they will have glided
Future Continuous
I will be gliding
you will be gliding
he/she/it will be gliding
we will be gliding
you will be gliding
they will be gliding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gliding
you have been gliding
he/she/it has been gliding
we have been gliding
you have been gliding
they have been gliding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gliding
you will have been gliding
he/she/it will have been gliding
we will have been gliding
you will have been gliding
they will have been gliding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gliding
you had been gliding
he/she/it had been gliding
we had been gliding
you had been gliding
they had been gliding
Conditional
I would glide
you would glide
he/she/it would glide
we would glide
you would glide
they would glide
Past Conditional
I would have glided
you would have glided
he/she/it would have glided
we would have glided
you would have glided
they would have glided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glide - a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
speech sound, phone, sound - (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
palatal - a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')
2.glide - the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
sideslip, skid, slip - an unexpected slide
snowboarding - the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard
3.glide - the activity of flying a gliderglide - the activity of flying a glider  
flying, flight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
hang gliding - gliding in a hang glider
paragliding, parasailing - gliding in a parasail
Verb1.glide - move smoothly and effortlessly
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
slide, slew, slue, slip, skid - move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
coast - move effortlessly; by force of gravity
skitter - glide easily along a surface
snake - move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake
skate - move along on skates; "The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"
skim, plane - travel on the surface of water
surf, surfboard - ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard; "Californians love to surf"
body-surf - ride the crest of a wave without a surfboard
snowboard - glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board; "The children love to snowboard in winter"
elapse, glide by, go by, slide by, slip by, slip away, go along, pass, lapse - pass by; "three years elapsed"
2.glide - fly in or as if in a glider plane
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
aviate, pilot, fly - operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba"
kite - soar or fly like a kite; "The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains"
sailplane, soar - fly a plane without an engine
3.glide - cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

glide

verb
1. slip, sail, slide, ghost, skim Waiters glide between tightly packed tables.
2. float, fly, soar, skim the albatross which glides effortlessly behind the yacht
3. sail, run, coast, skim The royal ships glided past fjords and dramatic waterfalls.

glide

verb
1. To move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly:
2. To maneuver gently and slowly into place:
3. To proceed with ease, especially of expression:
4. To move silently and furtively:
Slang: gumshoe.
Translations
حَرَكةٍ إنْسِيابيَّهيَطيرُ بِطَيّارةٍ شِراعِيَّهيَنْزَلِق، يَتَحَرَّك بانسِيابيَّه
klouzáníklouzatplachtit
glidesvæve
gleitensegelnGleitlautschwebenBindelaut
elsuhansiklássiklórepüléssel repül
svif, jöfn og rennandi hreyfingsvífa
sklandymassklandytisklandytuvasskristi sklandytuvušliuožti
planēšanaplanētslīdēšanaslīdēt
kĺzanie
drseti
kaymakaymakplânör kullanmakplânörle uçmaksüzülme

glide

[glaɪd]
A. N [of dancer etc] → deslizamiento m (Aer) → planeo m, vuelo m sin motor (Mus) → ligadura f
B. VI
1. (= move smoothly) → deslizarse
she glides to the doorse desliza hacia la puerta
to glide away; to glide offescurrirse or deslizarse sigilosamente
2. (Aer) → planear

glide

[ˈglaɪd]
vi
(= move smoothly) → glisser
[bird, plane] → planer
n
[skater] → glissement m
[bird, hang-glider] → vol m plané

glide

vi
(person)gleiten; (through the air) → schweben, gleiten; to glide into a roomin ein Zimmer schweben; to glide inhereinschweben; to glide off or awaydavongleiten; (person, ghost)davonschweben
(bird)gleiten; (plane)im Gleitflug fliegen; (glider)gleiten, schweben; (= fly in a glider)segelfliegen; I would like to learn to glideich möchte Segelfliegen lernen; to glide down to landzur Landung ansetzen
vtgleiten lassen; planeim Gleitflug fliegen (lassen)
n
(Dancing) → Gleit- or Schleifschritt m
(Mus) → Portamento nt; (Phon) → Gleitlaut m
(Aviat) → Gleitflug m

glide

[glaɪd]
1. n (of dancer) → volteggio (Aer) → planata; (Skiing) → scivolata
2. vi (move smoothly) → scivolare silenziosamente; (dancer) → volteggiare (Aer) (birds) → planare
to glide in (person) → entrare silenziosamente

glide

(glaid) verb
1. to move smoothly and easily. The dancers glided across the floor.
2. to travel by or fly a glider.
noun
a gliding movement.
ˈglider noun
a small, light aeroplane which has no engine.
ˈgliding noun
the flying of gliders. I enjoy gliding.

glide

vi. resbalar; deslizarse.
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps the glide of long railway travel was still with me, for more than anything else I felt motion in the landscape; in the fresh, easy-blowing morning wind, and in the earth itself, as if the shaggy grass were a sort of loose hide, and underneath it herds of wild buffalo were galloping, galloping .
But she went on feeling the soft, sheeny luxurious things--with both hands now, holding them up to see them glisten, and to feel them glide serpent-like through her fingers.
Or will she, likewise, fade, sicken, sadden, and grow into deformity, and be only another pallid phantom, to glide noiselessly up and down the stairs, and affright children as she pauses at the window?
Some dance springily, some glide softly, some move with grave dignity.
He wanted to glide out the back way and start at once; but I showed him that that wouldn't answer.
That we better glide out of this before three in the morning, and clip it down the river with what we've got.
This was when I chanced to see the third-storey staircase door (which of late had always been kept locked) open slowly, and give passage to the form of Grace Poole, in prim cap, white apron, and handkerchief; when I watched her glide along the gallery, her quiet tread muffled in a list slipper; when I saw her look into the bustling, topsy-turvy bedrooms,--just say a word, perhaps, to the charwoman about the proper way to polish a grate, or clean a marble mantelpiece, or take stains from papered walls, and then pass on.
Joyn voices all ye living Souls, ye Birds, That singing up to Heaven Gate ascend, Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise; Yee that in Waters glide, and yee that walk The Earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep; Witness if I be silent, Morn or Eeven, To Hill, or Valley, Fountain, or fresh shade Made vocal by my Song, and taught his praise.
This surmise seemed to be confirmed when I saw a shadow suddenly glide along the sacristy wall.
She directed him to do just as he had done before, with only this difference, that instead of going to the stable which had been the ruin of his hopes, he was to enter right into the castle itself, and to glide as fast as he could down the passages till he came to a room filled with perfume, where he would find a beautiful maiden asleep on a bed.
When she was thus under arms a ray of hope would glide into the darkness of her heart; a voice told her that nature had not so abundantly provided for her in vain, and that some man, brave and enterprising, would surely present himself.
The figure in these two phases haunted the lawyer all night; and if at any time he dozed over, it was but to see it glide more stealthily through sleeping houses, or move the more swiftly and still the more swiftly, even to dizziness, through wider labyrinths of lamplighted city, and at every street corner crush a child and leave her screaming.