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glide

glide

 
pronunciation:
glaId
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: glided, glides, gliding
definition 1: to move in a smooth and seemingly effortless manner.
The bird glided through the air.
synonyms:
float
antonyms:
hunch
similar words:
coast, flow, glissade, romp, sail, skate, skim, slide, slip, soar, waft
definition 2: to move silently and stealthily.
She glided along the shadowy passageway.
synonyms:
slide, slip
similar words:
float, steal
definition 3: to pass smoothly or easily, without attracting attention.
The summer days glided by.
synonyms:
slide, slip, steal
similar words:
elapse, flow, roll
definition 4: of airplanes, to descend gradually, with engine power diminished.
synonyms:
volplane
similar words:
coast, descend
definition 5: to fly in a glider.
similar words:
soar, volplane
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to glide.
He glided the plane to a landing.
similar words:
slip, steer
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a gliding motion or movement, as in some dances.
synonyms:
glissade
similar words:
slide
definition 2: the act or an instance of gliding.
similar words:
slide, soar, volplane
definition 3: in music, a passing without pause or break from one note to another.
derivation: glidingly (adv.)
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