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  1. The act of gliding.
  2. (linguistics) semivowel, Semivowel
  3. (fencing) An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponent"s blade, keeping it in constant contact.
    verb (glides, gliding, glid, glid or glidden) (glides, gliding, glided or (archaic) glode, glided or (archaic) glode)
    1. (intransitive) To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
    2. (intransitive) To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft.
    3. (transitive) To cause to glide.
    • Dutch: zweven
    Etymology: Old English glidan, glÄdan, from West Germanic. Cognate with Dutch glijden, German gleiten.

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