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Meaning of GLIDE

Pronunciation:  glId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the activity of flying a glider
  2. [n]  the act of sliding or gliding
  3. [n]  a vowel-like sound that serves as a consonant
  4. [v]  move smoothly and effortlessly
  5. [v]  cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
  6. [v]  fly a glider plane

GLIDE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: gliding, sailing, sailplaning, semivowel, slide, soaring
 See Also: aviate, coast, displace, elapse, flight, fly, flying, glide by, go, go along, go by, hang gliding, lapse, locomote, motion, move, move, movement, palatal, parasailing, pass, phone, pilot, plane, sailplane, sideslip, skate, skid, skid, skim, skitter, slew, slide, slide by, slip, slip, slip away, slip by, slue, snake, soar, sound, speech sound, surf, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glide\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The glede or kite.
  2. \Glide\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glided}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gliding}.] [AS. gl[=i]dan; akin to D. glijden, OHG.
    gl[=i]tan, G. gleiten, Sw. glida, Dan. glide, and prob. to E.
    1. 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.
             The river glideth at his own sweet will.
    2. (Phon.) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
  3. \Glide\, n.
    1. The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without
       labor or obstruction.
             They prey at last ensnared, he dreadful darts, With
             rapid glide, along the leaning line.  --Thomson.
             Seeing Orlando, it unlink'd itself, And with
             indented glides did slip away.        --Shak.
    2. (Phon.) 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, [sect][sect] 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, [sect][sect] 18,
       97, 191).
    Note: The on-glide of a vowel or consonant is the glidemade
          in passing to it, the off-glide, one made in passing
          from it. Glides of the other sort are distinguished as
          initial or final, or fore-glides and after-glides. For
          voice-glide, see Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect]
          17, 95.
  4. \Glide\, n. (A["e]ronautics)
    Movement of a glider, a["e]roplane, etc., through the air
    under gravity or its own movement.
  5. \Glide\, v. i. (A["e]ronautics)
    To move through the air by virtue of gravity or momentum; to
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Slow, relatively shallow stream section with water velocities of 10-20 cm/s and little or no surface turbulence. (Compare rapids; riffle; run.)
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