Complete Definition of "glide"

English

Etymology
Old English glidan|glīdan, from West Germanic. Cognate with Dutch glijden, German gleiten.

Pronunciation
IPA|/É¡lÉɪd/
Wiktionary:Pronunciation_key|SAMPA: /<tt>glaId</tt>/ (/<tt>glaIdz</tt>/, /<tt>glaIdIN</tt>/, /<tt>[email protected]</tt>/)
rhymes|aɪd

Verb
en-verb|glides|gliding|glid|glid or glidden US

en-verb|glides|gliding|glided or (archaic) glode|glided or (archaic) glode UK

  1. intransitive To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
  2. intransitive To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft.
  3. transitive To cause to glide.

Translations
trans-top|To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly
Finnish: liitää, lipua, liukua
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trans-top|To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft
Dutch: zweven
Finnish: liitää
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trans-top|To cause to glide
Finnish: panna liukumaan, liu'uttaa
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Synonyms
(to move effortlessly)
coast
slide

Noun
en-noun

  1. The act of gliding.
  2. linguistics semivowel|Semivowel
  3. fencing An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponentâs blade, keeping it in constant contact.

Translations
trans-top|The act of gliding
Finnish: liitäminen, liito
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trans-top|Semivowel
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trans-top|(fencing) An attack or preparatory movement
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Related terms
glider
gliding

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