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Meaning & Definition of Glide in English

English

Glide

/glaɪd/

noun

1. A vowellike sound that serves as a consonant

    synonym:
  • semivowel
  • ,
  • glide

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"
    synonym:
  • slide
  • ,
  • glide
  • ,
  • coast

3. The activity of flying a glider

    synonym:
  • glide
  • ,
  • gliding
  • ,
  • sailplaning
  • ,
  • soaring
  • ,
  • sailing

verb

1. Move smoothly and effortlessly

    synonym:
  • glide

2. Fly in or as if in a glider plane

    synonym:
  • glide

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

    synonym:
  • glide