glide


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glede \Glede\ (gl[=e]d), n. [AS. glida, akin to Icel. gle[eth]a,
   Sw. glada. Cf. Glide, v. i.] (Zool.)
   The common European kite (Milvus ictinus). This name is
   also sometimes applied to the buzzard. [Written also glead,
   gled, gleed, glade, and glide.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glide \Glide\, n. (Zool.)
   The glede or kite.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glide \Glide\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glided; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Gliding.] [AS. gl[imac]dan; akin to D. glijden, OHG.
   gl[imac]tan, G. gleiten, Sw. glida, Dan. glide, and prob. to
   E. glad.]
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   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.
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            The river glideth at his own sweet will.
                                                  --Wordsworth.
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   2. (Phon.) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
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   3. (A["e]ronautics) To move through the air by virtue of
      gravity or momentum; to volplane.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glide \Glide\, n.
   1. The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without
      labor or obstruction.
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            They prey at last ensnared, he dreadful darts,
            With rapid glide, along the leaning line. --Thomson.
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            Seeing Orlando, it unlink'd itself,
            And with indented glides did slip away. --Shak.
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   2. (Phon.) A transitional sound in speech which is produced
      by the changing of the mouth organs from one definite
      position to another, and with gradual change in the most
      frequent cases; as in passing from the begining to the end
      of a regular diphthong, or from vowel to consonant or
      consonant to vowel in a syllable, or from one component to
      the other of a double or diphthongal consonant (see Guide
      to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 19, 161, 162). Also (by
      Bell and others), the vanish (or brief final element) or
      the brief initial element, in a class of diphthongal
      vowels, or the brief final or initial part of some
      consonants (see Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 18,
      97, 191).
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   Note: The on-glide of a vowel or consonant is the glidemade
         in passing to it, the off-glide, one made in passing
         from it. Glides of the other sort are distinguished as
         initial or final, or fore-glides and after-glides. For
         voice-glide, see Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect]
         17, 95.
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   3. (A["e]ronautics) Movement of a glider, a["e]roplane, etc.,
      through the air under gravity or its own movement.
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