Gliding
Glide Glide, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gliding}.] [AS. gl[=i]dan; akin to D. glijden, OHG. gl[=i]tan, G. gleiten, Sw. glida, Dan. glide, and prob. to E. glad.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move gently and smoothly; to pass along without noise, violence, or apparent effort; to pass rapidly and easily, or with a smooth, silent motion, as a river in its channel, a bird in the air, a skater over ice. [1913 Webster]

The river glideth at his own sweet will. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. (Phon.) To pass with a glide, as the voice. [1913 Webster]

3. (A["e]ronautics) To move through the air by virtue of gravity or momentum; to volplane. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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