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Definition 1: the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it - [noun denoting act]

Samples where glide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill
  • the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope

Synonyms for glide in the sense of this definition

(glide is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of glide ) an unexpected slide

(... is a kind of glide ) the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard

Definition 2: the activity of flying a glider - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for glide in the sense of this definition

(glide is a kind of ...) an instance of traveling by air

"flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

(... is a kind of glide ) gliding in a hang glider

(... is a kind of glide ) gliding in a parasail

Definition 3: a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for glide in the sense of this definition

(glide is a kind of ...) (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

(... is a kind of glide ) a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')

Definition 4: move smoothly and effortlessly - [verb of motion]

(glide is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of glide ) ride the crest of a wave without a surfboard

(... is a kind of glide ) ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard

"Californians love to surf"

(... is a kind of glide ) travel on the surface of water

(... is a kind of glide ) move along on skates

"The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"

(... is a kind of glide ) move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake

(... is a kind of glide ) glide easily along a surface

(... is a kind of glide ) move effortlessly; by force of gravity

(... is a kind of glide ) move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

"the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

(... is a kind of glide ) glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board

"The children love to snowboard in winter"

Definition 5: fly in or as if in a glider plane - [verb of motion]

(glide is a kind of ...) operate an airplane

"The pilot flew to Cuba"

(... is a kind of glide ) soar or fly like a kite

"The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains"

(... is a kind of glide ) fly a plane without an engine

(glide belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

Definition 6: cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly - [verb of motion]

(glide is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

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