1. [syn: glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing]
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
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.
The river glideth at his own sweet will.
2. (Phon.) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
3. (A["e]ronautics) To move through the air by virtue of
gravity or momentum; to volplane.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the activity of flying a glider [syn: glide, gliding,
sailplaning, soaring, sailing]