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Definition of Glide


  1. The glede or kite.
  2. 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.
  3. To pass with a glide, as the voice.
  4. The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction.
  5. 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).
  6. Movement of a glider, aeroplane, etc., through the air under gravity or its own movement.
  7. To move through the air by virtue of gravity or momentum; to volplane.

Glide Quotations

Refuse to accept the belief that your professional relevance, career success or financial security turns on the next update on the latest technology. Sometimes it's good to put the paddle down and just let the canoe glide.
Simon Mainwaring

I like to get one pair of shoes and wear them till they're dirty. Besides, I don't walk - I glide, like butter. Float like a vampire. I'm like Louis Vuitton, but smoother. He wishes he were like me.
Kid Cudi

My mother introduced me to many different things, and figure skating was one of them. I just thought that it was magical having to glide across the ice.
Debi Thomas

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
John Dryden

The reader of these Memoirs will discover that I never had any fixed aim before my eyes, and that my system, if it can be called a system, has been to glide away unconcernedly on the stream of life, trusting to the wind wherever it led.
Giacomo Casanova
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Glide Translations

glide in Afrikaans is gly
glide in Dutch is een glijvlucht maken, zweefvliegen
glide in Finnish is liukua
glide in French is glissent, glisser, planement, glissons, planer
glide in German is rutschen, gleiten
glide in Italian is vertere
glide in Latin is labor lapsus
glide in Norwegian is glidning, gli
glide in Portuguese is deslize
glide in Spanish is deslizarse

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