Find the word definition

Crossword clues for glide

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
glide
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
along
▪ You see sailing boats gliding along, their huge sails gracefully bending to the wind.
▪ And aerobically fit skaters slash and glide along groomed tracks.
▪ Ampullaria glides along on the muscular foot, by means of muscular waves passing along its under surface.
▪ At one moment we see a little boy dressed in a black cloak gliding along.
▪ We glide along a glassy-smooth stretch of water, listening to the steadily increasing roar of Hance Rapid.
▪ In the drizzle and the fog over the forest, I saw two ravens gliding along.
▪ To slip or glide along. 3.
▪ Yet there was Orr, gliding along as if shielded by an invisible barrier as the Hawks sleep-skated sheeplike in his wake.
away
▪ At little more than walking speed it glides away.
▪ On the inside, Annie Taylor felt the barrel glide away until it reached the suction of the rapids.
▪ After a while the floating orchestra glided away but no one moved.
▪ And then for a while Sorcerer let himself glide away.
▪ Rain glided away, heading for a politician of doubtful integrity.
▪ Briefly then, he let himself glide away.
▪ The camera glides away from them, up into the night sky, leaving them alone in the garden.
down
▪ The window glides down, outside the wind is rising.
▪ Athena well-pleased left Olympus and glided down to Ithaca.
▪ In distinctive display flight flaps upwards at a steep angle and then glides down with wings scarcely upraised.
▪ The swarm-bearing man glided down a hill into a marsh.
▪ They glided down the wooden stairs.
over
▪ They watched it fly up and up, gliding over the sea.
▪ As she talked, David found his eyes inexorably gliding over the curves of her body.
▪ Black silhouettes move out of the darkness and change into blunt torpedoes, dark and slow-moving as they glide over the sandy bottom.
▪ I always use a soft pencil as it glides over the page.
▪ The first man out of the starting gate today will swing and glide over a carpet of man-made snow 80 centimetres deep.
through
▪ Of course, some new parents glide through without a hitch.
up
▪ Little blue trains, each with two boxy carriages, glide up and down.
▪ They touch down, and he pushes off again, taking her arm so that she glides up with him in spite of herself.
▪ My father carries me from the car and I glide up two flights of concrete steps, suspended in midair by anti-gravity.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A swan glided across the surface of the lake.
▪ He glided the aircraft into a vacant field.
▪ The pianist glided easily from a Billy Joel song into "Make Believe Rag."
▪ The plane glided through heavy clouds.
▪ The rattlesnake can see in the dark and makes no noise as it glides along.
▪ Your skis should glide naturally as you move across the snow.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Frith stood on the sea wall and watched the sail gliding down the swollen estuary.
▪ Further on down, near to the city, a single felucca was gliding gracefully in towards the bank.
▪ He pulled out of the parking, engine bubbling warmly, wheels gliding over the pavement as if in a dream.
▪ She pressed a button and we glided down the hill, on a track.
▪ She seemed to glide on her little satin-shod feet.
▪ The townsfolk glide around on recently mopped floors with a strange light in their eyes.
▪ The window glides down, outside the wind is rising.
II.noun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ They danced with sweeping gestures and romantic glides.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ How he was carried forward by the glide.
▪ In this short glide you maneuvered the machine to any clearing in range.
▪ Only fifty yards further upstream I find a smooth glide along my own bank that looks as though it should hold a few chub.
▪ Partly it was Vinny, partly the glide.
▪ See them nose the long coastline in a glide of perfected instinct.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
glide

Glede \Glede\ (gl[=e]d), n. [AS. glida, akin to Icel. gle[eth]a, Sw. glada. Cf. Glide, v. i.] (Zo["o]l.) The common European kite ( Milvus ictinus). This name is also sometimes applied to the buzzard. [Written also glead, gled, gleed, glade, and glide.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
glide

Old English glidan "move along smoothly and easily, glide, slip, slide" (class I strong verb, past tense glad, past participle gliden), from West Germanic *glidan "to glide" (cognates: Old Saxon glidan, Old Frisian glida, German gleiten). Related: Glided; gliding. Strong past tense form glid persisted into 20c. The noun is attested 1580s, from the verb.

Wiktionary
glide

n. 1 The act of gliding. 2 (context linguistics English) semivowel 3 (context fencing English) An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponent’s blade, keeping it in constant contact. 4 A bird, the glede or kite. vb. (context intransitive English) To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.

WordNet
glide
  1. n. a vowel-like sound that serves as a consonant [syn: semivowel]

  2. 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" [syn: slide, coast]

  3. the activity of flying a glider [syn: gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing]

glide
  1. v. move smoothly and effortlessly

  2. fly in or as if in a glider plane

  3. cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly

Gazetteer
Glide, OR -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon
Population (2000): 1690
Housing Units (2000): 675
Land area (2000): 10.100760 sq. miles (26.160847 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.062185 sq. miles (0.161058 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 10.162945 sq. miles (26.321905 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29750
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 43.319078 N, 123.066926 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 97443
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Glide, OR
Glide
Wikipedia
Glide

Glide may refer to:

Glide (API)

Glide is a 3D graphics API developed by 3dfx Interactive for their Voodoo Graphics 3D accelerator cards. Although it originally started as a proprietary API, it was later open sourced by 3dfx. It was dedicated to rendering performance, supporting geometry and texture mapping primarily, in data formats identical to those used internally in their cards. Wide adoption of 3Dfx led to Glide being extensively used in the late 1990s, but further refinement of Microsoft's Direct3D and the appearance of full OpenGL implementations from other graphics card vendors, in addition to growing diversity in 3D hardware, eventually caused it to become superfluous.

Glide (automobile)

The Glide automobile was an American automobile manufactured by the Bartholomew Company in Peoria Heights, Illinois beginning in 1902. Founded by John B. Bartholomew, the company continued to produce automobiles until 1920, when the company began manufacturing trucks for the Avery Company, of which Bartholomew was also president.

Glide (album)

Glide is the tenth solo album by American dobro player Jerry Douglas, released in 2008 (see 2008 in music).

Guest musicians include Rodney Crowell, Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Travis Tritt, and Earl Scruggs.

Glide (software)

Glide is an instant video messaging platform for iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices. The app enables a user to live stream broadcast brief video clips, in a similar way as sending text messages. Glide communicates through Wifi, 3G, 4G & LTE. Using the Glide app, users have the ability to send private videos up to 5 minutes to a desired list of contacts. Recipients have the freedom to watch and respond to the video instantly or later. All messages can be watched anytime and saved on the cloud. This Jerusalem based startup was founded by Jonathan Caras, Adam Korbl, Ari Roisman on May 15, 2012 and was officially launched to the public in March 2013. Glide won the Techcrunch Startup Battlefield Audience Choice award at the publication’s disrupt New York Technology conference in 2013.1 In 2015 Glide has reported to have more than 15 million active users.

Usage examples of "glide".

The 767 can glide about eleven miles forward for each mile it loses in altitude, but that still only afforded flight 143 about fifteen minutes in the air.

In a rational, logical world, a person who dislikes marketing hype as much as I feel I do would glide righteously beyond it, instead of approaching the object -- in this case, a book-- with a peculiar amalgamation of disdain and a curious hope that the book might actually live up to its billing.

She watched the two Amar stirring the gravel a minute more, then wandered about a large pile of rock to stand beside the hot spring, watching purple bubbles pop and pale purple mists glide across the seething water.

As they glided in towards the anchored vessel Cumbrae read her name from her transom, De Swael, the Swallow.

I still went among them in safety, because no jolt in the downward glide had released the increasing charge of explosive animalism that ousted the human day by day.

This Maximus, that saw this thing betide, With piteous teares told it anon right, That he their soules saw to heaven glide With angels, full of clearness and of light Andt with his word converted many a wight.

When Willett would mention some favourite object of his boyhood archaistic studies he often shed by pure accident such a light as no normal mortal could conceivably be expected to possess, and the doctor shuddered as the glib allusion glided by.

Quietly, Asey circled around the barn, glided along the shadow of a thick lilac hedge toward the rear of the house, and finally came to a stop just a few feet away from the back door.

Bees come upon the light wind, gliding with it, but with their bodies aslant across the line of current.

To the north he saw a fleet of six ships and a dozen bateaux gliding southward toward Ticonderoga.

Above my head, that unpleasant, snake-necked bird came gliding back towards the ruins, and I saw that its beack was hooked around a fish that writhed and struggled helplessly.

In a purple muumuu, braceleted and begemmed, she glided from chair to chair.

But soon shouts were heard: Giorgio Pellegrino, Trenta Capelli, followed by the whole population of Pizzo, rushed out about a hundred and fifty paces from where Murat, Franceschetti, and Campana were straining themselves to make the boat glide down the sand.

Filfaeril grinned viciously and glided to his side without stumbling or tripping or finding some other excuse to let even one of the awful canapes slide off the tray.

Andy, and as if noticing his disapproval, the Chickadee spread its wings and hopped into the air, flapping, gliding to another rooftop down the block.