Associations to the word «Glide»


GLIDE, verb. (intransitive) To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
GLIDE, verb. (intransitive) To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft. Also relates to gliding birds and flying fish.
GLIDE, verb. (transitive) To cause to glide.
GLIDE, verb. (phonetics) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
GLIDE, noun. The act of gliding.
GLIDE, noun. (linguistics) Semivowel
GLIDE, noun. (fencing) An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponent’s blade, keeping it in constant contact.
GLIDE, noun. A bird, the glede or kite.
GLIDE NUMBER, noun. Globally unique identifier number for disasters, such as earthquakes.
GLIDE RATIO, noun. The instantaneous ratio of rate of fall to horizontal speed for a glider.
GLIDE RATIO, noun. The maximum ratio of rate of fall to horizontal speed that a glider can maintain.

Dictionary definition

GLIDE, noun. A vowellike sound that serves as a consonant.
GLIDE, noun. The act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope".
GLIDE, noun. The activity of flying a glider.
GLIDE, verb. Move smoothly and effortlessly.
GLIDE, verb. Fly in or as if in a glider plane.
GLIDE, verb. Cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King