gliding


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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.]

gliding

(ˈɡlaɪdɪŋ)
n
(Individual Sports, other than specified) the sport of flying in a glider
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gliding - the activity of flying a glidergliding - 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
Translations
bezmotorové létání
svæveflyvning
purjelento
jedriličarenje
siklórepülés
svifflug
グライダー競技
활공
bezmotorové lietanie
jadralno letenje
segelflygning
การร่อน
plânörcülükplanörle uçmaplânörle uçma
môn tàu lượn

gliding

[ˈglaɪdɪŋ] N (Aer) → vuelo m sin motor, planeo m

gliding

[ˈglaɪdɪŋ] nvol m à voile
My hobby is gliding → Le vol à voile est mon passe-temps favori.
to go gliding → faire du vol à voile

gliding

n (Aviat) → Segelfliegen nt; gliding clubSegelfliegerklub m

gliding

[ˈglaɪdɪŋ] n (Aer) → volo a vela

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.

gliding

التَحْلِيقُ في الـجَوّ bezmotorové létání svæveflyvning Gleiten ανεμόπτερο vuelo sin motor purjelento vol plané jedriličarenje volo planato グライダー競技 활공 zweefvliegsport glideflyging szybownictwo voo com planador планеризм segelflygning การร่อน planörle uçma môn tàu lượn 滑行
References in classic literature ?
It beckoned, gliding noiselessly before him down a corridor as dark and cold as any tomb.
In a few moments a colt was seen gliding, like a fallow deer, among the straight trunks of the pines; and, in another instant, the person of the ungainly man, described in the preceding chapter, came into view, with as much rapidity as he could excite his meager beast to endure without coming to an open rupture.
The flour pan in which their daily bread was mixed stood on the rude table side by side with the "prospecting pans," half full of gold washed up from their morning's work; the front windows of the newer tenements looked upon the one single thoroughfare, but the back door opened upon the uncleared wilderness, still haunted by the misshapen bulk of bear or the nightly gliding of catamount.
The grime and sordidness of the House of the Seven Gables seemed to have vanished since her appearance there; the gnawing tooth of the dry-rot was stayed among the old timbers of its skeleton frame; the dust had ceased to settle down so densely, from the antique ceilings, upon the floors and furniture of the rooms below,--or, at any rate, there was a little housewife, as light-footed as the breeze that sweeps a garden walk, gliding hither and thither to brush it all away.
A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them, and making one little pause, with all its wreathed intervolutions in open sight.
Hiding his canoe, still afloat, among these thickets, with its prow seaward, he sat down in the stern, paddle low in hand; and when the ship was gliding by, like a flash he darted out; gained her side; with one backward dash of his foot capsized and sank his canoe; climbed up the chains; and throwing himself at full length upon the deck, grappled a ringbolt there, and swore not to let it go, though hacked in pieces.
Next, I noticed Mer- lin gliding away from me; and then I noticed that my lasso was gone
The motion of a raft is the needful motion; it is gentle, and gliding, and smooth, and noiseless; it calms down all feverish activities, it soothes to sleep all nervous hurry and impatience; under its restful influence all the troubles and vexations and sorrows that harass the mind vanish away, and existence becomes a dream, a charm, a deep and tranquil ecstasy.
We went gliding swift along, dead silent, past the tip of the paddle- box, and past the stern; then in a second or two more we was a hundred yards below the wreck, and the darkness soaked her up, every last sign of her, and we was safe, and knowed it.
Linton gliding into my chamber, taking a seat on my bedside, and pulling me by the hair to rouse me.
She heard something rustling on the matting and when she looked down she saw a little snake gliding along and watching her with eyes like jewels.
Miss Garth watched the tall black figure gliding away alone until it was lost among the trees.