• WordNet 3.6
    • v glide move smoothly and effortlessly
    • v glide cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
    • v glide fly in or as if in a glider plane
    • n glide the activity of flying a glider
    • n glide 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"
    • n glide a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glide (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, §§ 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).
    • Glide (Aëronautics) Movement of a glider, aëroplane, etc., through the air under gravity or its own movement.
    • Glide 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."
      "Seeing Orlando, it unlink'd itself,
      And with indented glides did slip away."
    • n Glide (Zoöl) The glede or kite.
    • Glide 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."
    • Glide (Aëronautics) To move through the air by virtue of gravity or momentum; to volplane.
    • Glide (Phon) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glide To move smoothly and without discontinuity or jar; pass or slip along without apparent effort; sweep along with a smooth, easy, rapid motion, as a stream in its channel, a bird through the air, or a ship through the water.
    • glide Specifically In music, to pass from tone to tone without break; slur. Synonyms Slip, etc. See slide.
    • n glide A gliding movement; the act of moving smoothly and evenly.
    • n glide In music and pronunciation, the joining of two successive sounds without a break; a transition-sound involuntarily produced between two principal sounds; a slur.
    • n glide In dancing, a peculiar waltz-step performed in a smooth and sliding manner.
    • glide In cricket, to glance; allow the ball to meet the bat and be deflected from it, usually to the leg side.
    • n glide In phonetics, a fleeting sound produced in passing from one position of the organs of speech to another, as in pronouncing the sound-combination ki in the word ‘kind’ designated the off-glide of the first letter and the on-glideof the second .
    • n glide In cricket, a glance; a stroke by which, instead of being hit, the ball is allowed to strike the bat and to be deflected from it, usually to the leg side.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Glide glīd to slide smoothly and easily: to flow gently: to pass rapidly
    • n Glide act of gliding: the joining of two sounds without a break: a smooth and sliding kind of waltz-step
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  • Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro
    Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro
    “May the countryside and the gliding valley streams content me. Lost to fame, let me love river and woodland.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.”
  • Ovid
    “Time glides away and as we get older through the noiseless years; the days flee and are restrained by no reign.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. glīdan,; akin to D. glijden, OHG. glītan, G. gleiten, Sw. glida, Dan. glide, and prob. to E. glad,


In literature:

I glided by my parents' sight.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
It moves up, and glides menacing into the middle of the town.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
The virtues flourish fresh and fair, where rural waters glide.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
They are gliding on from hall to hall, ever drawing nearer and ever calling more loudly upon the bride.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864" by Various
She kept us company all the day, and at night, in the first watch, I could see her shadowy form gliding over the sea astern of us.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
All sail was set, and free of the Mersey's mouth, away we glided on our voyage Round the World.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
He held in his hands a book and pencil; and as the canoe glided onward, he was noting down his memoranda.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
On we glide in silence.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The first thing which Rosita did, after the noise without had ceased, was to glide forth and peep through the cactus-fence.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
While he listened he observed several indistinct forms glide past him and enter the cave.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

There is a sound above, around
Of music by the sea;
And weird and wide the torches glide
Of pagan revelry.
"The City Of Darkness" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then back again we glided
Upon our homeward way,
When twilight wrapped the waters
And the mountains with its gray.
"Lake Como" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Triumphant now she rides
Upon the treach'rous waves,
Nor knows she thus securely glides
Towards the place of graves.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
On the stream of wedded life
Hath your bark begun to glide;
Oh! may no sad breath of strife
Ever ruffle its smooth tide.
"Written In A Bride's Album" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Where the pure Derwent's waters glide
Along their mossy bed,
Close by the river's verdant side,
A castle rear'd its head.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
While the Virtues thus enweave
Mildly soft the thrilling song,
Winter's long and lonesome eve
Glides unfelt, unseen, along.
"Melody" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

Instead of cars rumbling around these Venice thoroughfares, gondolas were quietly gliding people around town.
TransMedia introduced its Glide Write 2.0 operating system and word processor on August 28, billing the software as a "mobile collaborative platform" that lets users create, edit and share rich documents from their desktop or mobile device.
18th annual Taste and Glide.
Thomas DiPretore is gliding across the ice with one of the biggest grins you have ever seen.
Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems for composite aerostructures have been slow to deliver on their promise, but a system developed by Luna Technologies (Roanoke, Va.) is on a glide path to implementation on in-service aircraft.
Two white mute swans glide into the image as Lepp previsualized it.
A heroic pilot skillfully glided his disabled US Airways jet onto the Hudson River Thursday afternoon after a flock of birds disabled both its engines.
First you dip, then you glide, then you fist-pump (because you totally rock.).
An F-22 Raptor glides after returning from a a training mission off the coast of Virginia.
It sailed in smoothly overnight, slinking up the Mississippi River and gliding into place at the city's new Julia Street Cruise Terminal on Nov 12, becoming the largest vessel of its kind to dock in New Orleans.
Our only experience "hang gliding" was a simulation at Disney World.
Ron White is seen hang gliding in an unspecified location in this photo provided by a friend.
2007 Harley Davidson Flhx Street Glide Street Action.
As baby boomers glide toward their retirement years, many are focused on the need to generate a reliable retirement income that's protected from stock market volatility.
HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS: The smooth formula glides on as a warm brown and has a powdery finish, and the pointed rubber end makes for easy smudging.

In science:

There are mirrors an even number of δ apart with glide-re flection axes between them and with the glides an odd multiple of δ (species 8e and 9).
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
Whether the glide-re flection axes are for odd glides or eve n, adjacent axes run through even cells and odd cells, and so factors of both parities have their numbering preserved by one or other of any pair of adjacent axes’ glide-re flections by Lemma 5. 2.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
Both mirrors and axes of glide-re flection run through cell s of factors of the same parity.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
The mirrors and axes of glide-re flection can be placed onto this partially de termined array only consistently with its colouring.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
All six types’ situations can be analysed in terms of the simplest of them, that of Figure 5a (Roth type 11), where the glide-reflections are side-preserving so that the side-preserving subgroup is the whole group.
Isonemal Prefabrics with Perpendicular Axes of Symmetry