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glide

noun (n)

  • a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant (noun.communication)
    Synonym: semivowel
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it (noun.act)
    Synonym: coast, slide
    source: wordnet30
  • the activity of flying a glider (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • The glede or kite. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Movement of a glider, aëroplane, etc., through the air under gravity or its own movement. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move smoothly and effortlessly (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • fly in or as if in a glider plane (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To move through the air by virtue of gravity or momentum; to volplane. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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