The swans glided over the surface of the lake.
We watched the skiers glide down the slope.
The pilot glided to a safe landing after the engine failed.
The pilot glided the plane to a safe landing.
Recent Examples on the Web
Just glide the stick wherever your skin needs some extra sheen.—Annie Blackman, Allure, 28 Nov. 2023 And what better way to glide into the holidays than with a big, comfy sweater that’s embracing you like a warm hug?—Christian Allaire, Vogue, 28 Nov. 2023 Within three minutes of gliding this magic little wand across my forehead, chin, and cheeks, my skin looks instantly more taut and glowy.—Alex Nelson, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Other vacuums just glide over the surface with their mops or use a combination of a glide with some ultrasonic element; iRobot's implementation seems to be the most effective if mopping is a priority for your home.—Chuong Nguyen, Ars Technica, 23 Nov. 2023 Below me, the vines spilled toward the Ligurian Sea, the town of Corniglia clung to the cliff, and boats glided in the bay.—Julia Buckley, Travel + Leisure, 18 Nov. 2023 Just as the creators on TikTok demonstrated, the brush glided through every coil.—India Espy-Jones, Essence, 17 Nov. 2023 The scientists learned that the costs of gliding for condors were extremely low, barely twice the caloric expense of resting on the ground.—Natalie Angier, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 With just two contact points, Chen sees the Shane more easily gliding across a road’s surface.—IEEE Spectrum, 1 Nov. 2023
Other vacuums just glide over the surface with their mops or use a combination of a glide with some ultrasonic element; iRobot's implementation seems to be the most effective if mopping is a priority for your home.—Chuong Nguyen, Ars Technica, 23 Nov. 2023 This luxurious and lightweight cream glides smoothly over skin without leaving any sticky residue.—Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 The Antarctic Endeavour glides across the water’s silky surface as dozens of fin whales spray rainbows from their blowholes into a fairy tale icescape of massive glaciers.—Joshua Goodman, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2023 There are deep concerns within the military about China and Russia’s hypersonic glide weapons, which may be able to avoid defense systems through bursts of speed and pretzeled flight paths.—Jon Gertner, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 Along with the addition of fresh pokémon and a new Elite Four, Nintendo’s also teased a handful of gameplay features coming with The Indigo Disk like upgrades to your legendary riding monsters that seemingly allow them to full-on fly (rather than just glide) that look quite promising.—Charles Pulliam-Moore, The Verge, 2 Nov. 2023 Even as the complications begin to multiply, the narrative rhythms slow to a pleasurable glide, recalibrated in part by the sounds of rushing water and the pull of the outdoor scenery.—Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2023 Kannan wouldn’t say how popular glide typing is for Gboard.—Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 On Target Our Ratings Ease of Use 5/5 Effectiveness
This anti-chafe stick is fragrance-free and glides on like deodorant.—Barbara Bellesi Zito, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English glīdan; akin to Old High German glītan to glide