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Definitions for glider
ˈglaɪ dərglid·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glider, sailplanenoun

    aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces


  1. Glidernoun

    a heavier-than-air flying machine similar to an airplane, but without an engine. It is typically towed to a high altitide by a powered aircraft and then glides to earth with no other source of power.

  2. Glidernoun

    a type of seat used on porches or in gardens, which is mounted on a frame so that it may glide forward and backward.


  1. glidernoun

    Any heavier-than-air aircraft optimised for unpowered flight; a sailplane.

  2. glidernoun

    A pilot of glider aircraft.

  3. glidernoun

    Anything that glides, especially an animal or aircraft.

  4. glidernoun

    In the Game of Life cellular automaton, a particular configuration of five cells that recurs periodically at fixed offsets and appears to "walk" across the grid.

  5. Etymology: to glide + -er

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Glidernoun

    One that glides.

    Etymology: from glide.

    The glaunce into my heart did glide;
    Hey ho the glider;
    Therewith my soul was sharply gride,
    Such wounds soon waxen wider. Edmund Spenser, Pastorals.


  1. glider

    A glider is a type of aircraft that is designed to fly without the use of an engine, through the use of air currents and adjustments made by the pilot to control altitude and direction. Gliders are often used recreationally as well as for sporting events, research, and military purposes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glidernoun

    one who, or that which, glides


  1. Glider

    A glider or sailplane is a type of glider aircraft used in the sport of gliding. It has rigid wings and an undercarriage. Some gliders, known as motor gliders, are also used for gliding and soaring, but have engines which can be used for extending a flight and, for some types, for take-off. Aircraft such as hang gliders and paragliders are foot-launched and so are described in separate articles, though their differences from sailplanes are covered below. Glider aircraft that are used for purposes other than recreation, for example for military purposes, do not soar. Sports gliders benefit from creating the least drag for any given amount of lift, and this is best achieved with long, thin wings and a fully faired narrow cockpit. Aircraft with these features are able to climb efficiently in rising air and can glide long distances at high speed with a minimum loss of height in between.


  1. Glider

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Glider is ranked #133048 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Glider surname appeared 127 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Glider.

    93.7% or 119 total occurrences were White.

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Anagrams for glider »

  1. gilder

  2. girdle

  3. regild

  4. ridgel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glider in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glider in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of glider in a Sentence

  1. Airbus CEO Tom Enders:

    Experiencing the Perlan 2 glider in flight was truly remarkable, airbus Perlan Mission II is all about pushing the boundaries of innovation, refining our understanding of our environment and climate change and inspiring a new generation of aerospace pioneers. We’re honored to see this dedicated team of volunteers carry our name on a journey that will eventually take them to the edge of space.

  2. June Cvelbar:

    I don’t remember anything like this — especially everybody walking away. I mean that’s the amazing part of this. i saw two planes in the sky. I saw a larger green plane, which I thought was a tow plane, along with what I thought was a glider being towed by it. I heard a noise but didn’t realize that the two planes had collided.

  3. Allen McArtor:

    We are asked to sponsor all kinds of things but we were drawn to this by its daring, the imagination involved in actually flying a glider to the boundary of space, and the fact that they knew what they were talking about.

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