Definitions for glideglaɪd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
glideglaɪd(v.; n.)glid•ed, glid•ing
(v.i.)to move smoothly and continuously along, as if without effort or resistance.
to pass by gradual or unobservable change (often fol. by along, away, by, etc.).
to move quietly or without being noticed (usu. fol. by in, out, along, etc.).
to move in the air, esp. at an easy angle downward, with little or no engine power. to fly in a glider.
to produce a glide sound.
(v.t.)to cause to glide.
(n.)a gliding movement, as in dancing.
Category: Music and Dance
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.
an act or instance of gliding.
a calm stretch of shallow, smoothly flowing water.
Ref: slip1 (def. 36). 1 56
a metal plate or plastic disk attached to the bottom of a furniture leg to facilitate moving and protect floors.
Category: Common Vocabulary
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
a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
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"
glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing(verb)
the activity of flying a glider
move smoothly and effortlessly
fly in or as if in a glider plane
cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to move smoothly and quietly
ducks gliding down the stream
to fly through the air using only air currents
a hawk gliding overhead
The act of gliding.
An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponentu2019s blade, keeping it in constant contact.
To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft.
To cause to glide.
Origin: From glīdan, from West Germanic. Cognate with Dutch glijden, German gleiten.
the glede or kite
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
to pass with a glide, as the voice
the act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction
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)
Glide is a census-designated place in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,795 at the 2010 census.
Translations for glide
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to move smoothly and easily
The dancers glided across the floor.
- sweef, glyAfrikaans
- يَنْزَلِق، يَتَحَرَّك بانسِيابيَّهArabic
- плъзгам сеBulgarian
- deslizarPortuguese (BR)
- glide; svæveDanish
- به نرمی حرکت کردن؛ سر خوردنFarsi
- (faire) glisserFrench
- विसर्पण करनाHindi
- 미끄러지듯이 움직이다Korean
- gli, sveveNorwegian
- به نرمی حرکت کردن؛ سر خوردنPersian
- ښوهېدل، (اصط) دالو تكى سوكه كوږېدنهPashto
- a alunecaRomanian
- glida, svävaSwedish
- แล่น; ร่อน; เลื้อย; เคลื่อนที่อย่างเร็วและแผ่วเบาThai
- kaymak, süzülmekTurkish
- 滑動Chinese (Trad.)
- рухатися плавноUkrainian
- روانی سے حرکت کرناUrdu
- lướt; trượtVietnamese
- 滑动Chinese (Simp.)
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