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NOUN (3)

1. a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant;
[syn: semivowel, glide]

2. the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it;
- Example: "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"
- Example: "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
[syn: slide, glide, coast]

3. the activity of flying a glider;
[syn: glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing]


VERB (3)

1. move smoothly and effortlessly;

2. fly in or as if in a glider plane;

3. cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glede \Glede\ (gl[=e]d), n. [AS. glida, akin to Icel. gle[eth]a, Sw. glada. Cf. Glide, v. i.] (Zool.) The common European kite (Milvus ictinus). This name is also sometimes applied to the buzzard. [Written also glead, gled, gleed, glade, and glide.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glide \Glide\, n. (Zool.) The glede or kite. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glide \Glide\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glided; p. pr. & vb. n. Gliding.] [AS. gl[imac]dan; akin to D. glijden, OHG. gl[imac]tan, G. gleiten, Sw. glida, Dan. glide, and prob. to E. glad.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] The river glideth at his own sweet will. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phon.) To pass with a glide, as the voice. [1913 Webster] 3. (A["e]ronautics) To move through the air by virtue of gravity or momentum; to volplane. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glide \Glide\, n. 1. The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction. [1913 Webster] They prey at last ensnared, he dreadful darts, With rapid glide, along the leaning line. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] Seeing Orlando, it unlink'd itself, And with indented glides did slip away. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phon.) 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, [sect][sect] 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, [sect][sect] 18, 97, 191). [1913 Webster] Note: The on-glide of a vowel or consonant is the glidemade in passing to it, the off-glide, one made in passing from it. Glides of the other sort are distinguished as initial or final, or fore-glides and after-glides. For voice-glide, see Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 17, 95. [1913 Webster] 3. (A["e]ronautics) Movement of a glider, a["e]roplane, etc., through the air under gravity or its own movement. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

glide n 1: a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant [syn: semivowel, glide] 2: the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope" [syn: slide, glide, coast] 3: the activity of flying a glider [syn: glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing] v 1: move smoothly and effortlessly 2: fly in or as if in a glider plane 3: cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

255 Moby Thesaurus words for "glide": accented, acrobatics, advance, aerobatics, aeroplane, airlift, airplane, allophone, alveolar, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, articulated, articulation, aspiration, assimilated, assimilation, avalanche, back, balloon, banking, barytone, be airborne, be effortless, be painless, bilabial, broad, cacuminal, central, cerebral, chandelle, check, checked, close, coast, coasting, consonant, consonantal, continuant, continue, crabbing, creep, cruise, dental, diphthong, dissimilated, dissimilation, dive, diving, dorsal, drift, elapse, endure, epenthetic vowel, expire, explosive, ferry, fishtailing, flat, flit, float, flow, flow on, flowing, fly, foot, front, ghost, give no trouble, gliding, glissade, glissando, glossal, glottal, glottalization, go by, go easily, go like clockwork, go on, gumshoe, guttural, hard, heavy, high, hop, hover, hydroplane, ice-skate, intonated, jet, labial, labialization, labiodental, labiovelar, landslide, landslip, lapse, laryngeal, last, lateral, lax, light, lingual, liquid, low, manner of articulation, mid, modification, monophthong, monophthongal, morphophoneme, mouse, mute, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, navigate, nose dive, occlusive, open, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, parasitic vowel, pass, pass by, peak, pharyngeal, pharyngealization, pharyngealized, phone, phoneme, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pitch, pitched, plosive, plow the deep, posttonic, power dive, present no difficulties, press on, proceed, prothetic vowel, pull-up, pullout, pushdown, pussyfoot, retroflex, ride, ride the sea, roll, roll on, roller-skate, rolling, rounded, run, run its course, run on, run out, run smoothly, sail, sailing, sailplane, scud, seaplane, segmental phoneme, semivowel, shoot, sideslip, skate, skateboard, skating, ski, skid, skiing, skim, skulk, sled, sledding, sleigh, slick, slidder, slide, slide down, sliding, slink, slip, slippage, slipping, slither, slithering, snake, sneak, snowslide, snowslip, soar, soft, sonant, sonority, speech sound, spiral, stall, steal, stop, stopped, stream, stressed, strong, stunting, subsidence, surd, sweep, sweeping, syllabic, syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, tactical maneuvers, take the air, take wing, tense, thick, throaty, toboggan, tobogganing, tonal, tonic, transition sound, triphthong, twangy, unaccented, unrounded, unstressed, velar, vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced, voiced sound, voiceless, voiceless sound, voicing, volplane, vowel, vowellike, walk the waters, weak, wide, wing, work well, zoom
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Glide, OR -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon Population (2000): 1690 Housing Units (2000): 675 Land area (2000): 10.100760 sq. miles (26.160847 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.062185 sq. miles (0.161058 sq. km) Total area (2000): 10.162945 sq. miles (26.321905 sq. km) FIPS code: 29750 Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41 Location: 43.319078 N, 123.066926 W ZIP Codes (1990): 97443 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Glide, OR Glide