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1glide

verb \ˈglīd\

: to move in a smooth way

of an airplane : to fly without engine power

glid·edglid·ing

Full Definition of GLIDE

intransitive verb
1
:  to move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly <swans gliding over the lake>
2
:  to go or pass imperceptibly <hours glided by>
3
a of an airplane :  to descend gradually in controlled flight
b :  to fly in a glider
4
:  to produce a glide (as in music or speech)
transitive verb
:  to cause to glide
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Examples of GLIDE

  1. The swans glided over the surface of the lake.
  2. We watched the skiers glide down the slope.
  3. The pilot glided to a safe landing after the engine failed.
  4. The pilot glided the plane to a safe landing.

Origin of GLIDE

Middle English, from Old English glīdan; akin to Old High German glītan to glide
First Known Use: before 12th century

2glide

noun

Definition of GLIDE

1
:  a calm stretch of shallow water flowing smoothly
2
:  the act or action of gliding
3
4
a :  a less prominent vowel sound produced by the passing of the vocal organs to or from the articulatory position of a speech sound — compare diphthong
b :  semivowel
5
:  a device for facilitating movement of something; especially :  a circular usually metal button attached to the bottom of furniture legs to provide a smooth surface

First Known Use of GLIDE

1584
GLIDED Defined for Kids

1glide

verb \ˈglīd\
glid·edglid·ing

Definition of GLIDE for Kids

:  to move with a smooth continuous motion

2glide

noun

Definition of GLIDE for Kids

:  the act or action of moving with a smooth continuous motion

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