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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

glideglaɪd(v.; n.)glid•ed, glid•ing

  1. (v.i.)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. to move in the air, esp. at an easy angle downward, with little or no engine power. to fly in a glider.

    Category: Aeronautics

  5. to produce a glide sound.

  6. (v.t.)to cause to glide.

  7. (n.)a gliding movement, as in dancing.

  8. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: portamento.

  9. a transitional sound heard during the articulation linking two contiguous speech sounds, as the y-sound often heard between the i and e of a speech sound having the characteristics of both a consonant and a vowel; semivowel.


    Category: Phonetics

  10. an act or instance of gliding.

  11. a calm stretch of shallow, smoothly flowing water.

  12. Category: Metallurgy

    Ref: slip1 (def. 36). 1 56

  13. a metal plate or plastic disk attached to the bottom of a furniture leg to facilitate moving and protect floors.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  14. a metal track in which a drawer, shelf, etc., moves in or out.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of glide:

bef. 900; ME; OE glīdan, c. OS glīdan, OHG glītan

Princeton's WordNet

  1. semivowel, glide(noun)

    a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant

  2. slide, glide, coast(noun)

    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"

  3. glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing(verb)

    the activity of flying a glider

  4. glide(verb)

    move smoothly and effortlessly

  5. glide(verb)

    fly in or as if in a glider plane

  6. glide(verb)

    cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. glide(verb)ɪd

    to move smoothly and quietly

    ducks gliding down the stream

  2. glideɪd

    to fly through the air using only air currents

    a hawk gliding overhead


  1. glide(Noun)

    The act of gliding.

  2. glide(Noun)


  3. glide(Noun)

    An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponentu2019s blade, keeping it in constant contact.

  4. glide(Verb)

    To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.

  5. glide(Verb)

    To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft.

  6. glide(Verb)

    To cause to glide.

  7. Origin: From glīdan, from West Germanic. Cognate with Dutch glijden, German gleiten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glide(noun)

    the glede or kite

  2. Glide(verb)

    to move gently and smoothly; to pass along without noise, violence, or apparent effort; to pass rapidly and easily, or with a smooth, silent motion, as a river in its channel, a bird in the air, a skater over ice

  3. Glide(verb)

    to pass with a glide, as the voice

  4. Glide(noun)

    the act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction

  5. Glide(noun)

    a transitional sound in speech which is produced by the changing of the mouth organs from one definite position to another, and with gradual change in the most frequent cases; as in passing from the begining to the end of a regular diphthong, or from vowel to consonant or consonant to vowel in a syllable, or from one component to the other of a double or diphthongal consonant (see Guide to Pronunciation, // 19, 161, 162). Also (by Bell and others), the vanish (or brief final element) or the brief initial element, in a class of diphthongal vowels, or the brief final or initial part of some consonants (see Guide to Pronunciation, // 18, 97, 191)


  1. Glide

    Glide is a census-designated place in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,795 at the 2010 census.

Anagrams of glide

  1. gelid

Translations for glide

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to move smoothly and easily

The dancers glided across the floor.

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