Glide meaning

glīd
To move in a smooth, effortless manner.

A submarine gliding through the water.

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(linguistics) To articulate a glide in speech.
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To occur or pass imperceptibly.

The autumn days glided by.

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To move by or pass gradually and almost unnoticed, as time.
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To move silently and furtively.

The thief glided across the room.

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To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly.

Glided the key into the lock.

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(intransitive) To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
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(fencing) An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponent’s blade, keeping it in constant contact.
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To fly without propulsion from wings or an engine.
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(music) To blend one tone into the next; slur.
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The act of gliding.
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(music) A slur.
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To flow or move smoothly and easily, as in skating.
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(music, phonet.) To make a glide.
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To cause to glide.
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The act of gliding; smooth, easy flow or movement.
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A small disk or ball, as of nylon, attached to the underside of furniture legs, etc. to allow easy sliding.
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(music, loosely) A slur, portamento, or the like.
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(intransitive) To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft.
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To cause to glide.
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(phonetics) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
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The act of gliding.
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(linguistics) Semivowel.
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A bird, the glede or kite.
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Glide is defined as to move easily or flow smoothly.

An example of glide is a sail boat flowing over the water.

An example of glide is slowly spreading peanut butter on a piece of toast.

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Origin of glide

  • Middle English gliden from Old English glīdan ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gliden, from Old English glīdan, from Proto-Germanic *glīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰleydʰ-. Cognate with West Frisian glide, glydzje, Low German glieden, Dutch glijden, German gleiten, Norwegian gli, Danish glide, Swedish glida.

    From Wiktionary