Glide - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡlaɪd|  American pronunciation of the word glide
Brit.  |ɡlʌɪd|  British pronunciation of the word glide


- a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant (syn: semivowel)
- the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it (syn: coast, slide)
- the activity of flying a glider (syn: gliding, sailing, sailplaning, soaring)


- move smoothly and effortlessly
- fly in or as if in a glider plane
- cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly


The swans glided over the surface of the lake.

We watched the skiers glide down the slope.

The pilot glided to a safe landing after the engine failed.

The pilot glided the plane to a safe landing.

My chariot was gliding on the road.

The dialogue glides and sparkles like a clear stream.

All gold glides, like thawing snow, from the thief's hand.

He takes up his hat and glides out stealthful as a cat.

Two serene years had glided away.

The peasant soon glided hopelessly into debt.

Kennedy seemed to glide through life.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: glide
he/she/it: glides
present participle: gliding
past tense: glided
past participle: glided
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