glide

[ glahyd ]
/ glaɪd /

verb (used without object), glid·ed, glid·ing.

verb (used with object), glid·ed, glid·ing.

to cause to glide.

noun

Origin of glide

before 900; Middle English gliden (v.), Old English glīdan; cognate with German gleiten
Related formsglid·ing·ly, adverbun·glid·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gliding (1 of 2)

gliding

/ (ˈɡlaɪdɪŋ) /

noun

the sport of flying in a glider

British Dictionary definitions for gliding (2 of 2)

glide

/ (ɡlaɪd) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsglidingly, adverb

Word Origin for glide

Old English glīdan; related to Old High German glītan
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Word Origin and History for gliding

glide


v.

Old English glidan "move along smoothly and easily, glide, slip, slide" (class I strong verb, past tense glad, past participle gliden), from West Germanic *glidan "to glide" (cf. Old Saxon glidan, Old Frisian glida, German gleiten). Related: Glided; gliding. Strong past tense form glid persisted into 20c. The noun is attested 1580s, from the verb.

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