verb (used without object), glid·ed, glid·ing.
- to move in the air, especially at an easy angle downward, with less engine power than for level flight, solely by the action of air currents and gravity, or by momentum already acquired.
- to fly in a glider.
verb (used with object), glid·ed, glid·ing.
- a speech sound having the characteristics of both a consonant and a vowel, especially w in wore and y in your, and, in some analyses, r in road and l in load; semivowel.
- a transitional sound heard during the articulation linking two phonemically contiguous sounds, as the y-sound often heard between the i and e of quiet.
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Origin of glide
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OTHER WORDS FROM glideglid·ing·ly, adverbun·glid·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for glide
The glamorous couple had been photographed countless times as they glided through the glittering world of British high society.Dead Heiress Eva Rausing and Husband Hans Kristian Battled Addiction|Mike Giglio|July 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The way Fred and Adele Astaire glided and strode on stage must have reminded one of the joys of being alive.
She glided over the tile floor like a gazelle and had a face that Amedeo Modigliani would have died for.
She glided like a queen into the Whitney Gala on Monday night and watched as hot young things preened and posed in her gowns.
In a world of many squeaky wheels, Obama glided smoothly from task to task.
She glided out of the window, and Peggy followed, her heart beating to suffocation, her cheeks glowing with excitement.Peggy|Laura E. Richards
"Ready," said Dab, and the "Jenny" glided gracefully away from the landing with the starting push he gave her.
Miss Piper glided in sideways, holding her head down as if she were searching for a dropped pin on the pavement.In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens
Day after day we glided on across the smooth ocean with a cloudless sky, our food and water gradually decreasing.Peter Trawl|W. H. G. Kingston
But it was difficult to rouse emotion concerning things which we glided by without visiting.It Happened in Egypt|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for glide
- any of various dances featuring gliding steps
- a step in such a dance
- a long portion of tubing slipped in and out of a trombone to increase its length for the production of lower harmonic seriesSee also valve (def. 5)
- a portamento or slur
- a transitional sound as the speech organs pass from the articulatory position of one speech sound to that of the next, as the (w) sound in some pronunciations of the word doing
- another word for semivowel