Glide - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

noun

- 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)

verb

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

Examples

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

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