What does glide mean?

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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


  1. glide(Noun)

    The act of gliding.

  2. glide(Noun)


  3. glide(Noun)

    An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponent's 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)

  6. Origin: [AS. gldan; akin to D. glijden, OHG. gltan, G. gleiten, Sw. glida, Dan. glide, and prob. to E. glad.]


  1. Glide

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glide

    glīd, v.i. to slide smoothly and easily: to flow gently: to pass rapidly.—n. act of gliding: the joining of two sounds without a break: a smooth and sliding kind of waltz-step.—adj. Glid′dery, slippery.—n. Glīd′er, one who, or that which, glides.—adv. Glīd′ingly. [A.S. glídan, to slip; Ger. gleiten.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glide in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of glide in a Sentence

  1. Steffen Francisco:

    If you feel yourself falling, let go and glide.

  2. Warren Buffett:

    Nobody who's donated to Glide has ever felt short-changed.

  3. Warren Buffett:

    Glide really takes people who have hit rock bottom and helps bring them back.

  4. Warren Buffett:

    Glide helped me understand just how much a life can be transformed by unconditional love and some real material help.

  5. Ned Price:

    The decision to cancel the planned summit and the manner in which it was done have the potential to put us back on a glide path to conflict.

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