glide
I. verb (glided; gliding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English glīdan; akin to Old High German glītan to glide Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly <
swans gliding over the lake
>
2. to go or pass imperceptibly <
hours glided by
>
3. a. of an airplane to descend gradually in controlled flight b. to fly in a glider 4. to produce a glide (as in music or speech) transitive verb to cause to glide II. noun Date: 1584 1. a calm stretch of shallow water flowing smoothly 2. the act or action of gliding 3. portamento 4. a. a less prominent vowel sound produced by the passing of the vocal organs to or from the articulatory position of a speech sound — compare diphthong b. semivowel 5. a device for facilitating movement of something; especially a circular usually metal button attached to the bottom of furniture legs to provide a smooth surface

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • glide — glide; glide·less; par·glide; …   English syllables

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