WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
glide /glaɪd/USA pronunciation v., glid•ed, glid•ing,n. 
v.  [no object] to move smoothly, as if without effort:skaters gliding over the ice. [no object] (of time) to elapse in a gradual way that goes unnoticed:The years glided by. [no object] to move quietly or without being noticed:He glided noiselessly into the room.
  • to move in the air, esp. at an easy angle downward, with little or no engine power: [no object]The plane glided toward the runway.[+ object]The pilot glided the plane to a safe landing.
  • [no object] to fly in a glider.

n. [countable] a gliding movement, as in dancing. an act or instance of gliding.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

glide /ɡlaɪd/ vb
  1. to move or cause to move easily without jerks or hesitations
  2. (intransitive) to pass slowly or without perceptible change: to glide into sleep
  3. to cause (an aircraft) to come into land without engine power, or (of an aircraft) to land in this way
  4. (intransitive) to fly a glider
  5. (intransitive) to execute a portamento from one note to another
  6. (intransitive) to produce a glide
  1. a smooth easy movement
  2. any of various dances featuring gliding steps
  3. a step in such a dance
  4. a manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a gentle descent without engine power
  5. the act or process of gliding
  6. a portamento or slur
  7. a transitional sound as the speech organs pass from the articulatory position of one speech sound to that of the next, as the ( w ) sound in some pronunciations of the word doing
Etymology: Old English glīdan; related to Old High German glītan

ˈglidingly adv

'glide' also found in these entries:

Download free Android and iPhone apps

Android AppiPhone App
Report an inappropriate ad.