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GLIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glide mean? 

GLIDE (noun)
  The noun GLIDE has 3 senses:

1. a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
2. the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
3. the activity of flying a glider

  Familiarity information: GLIDE used as a noun is uncommon.


GLIDE (verb)
  The verb GLIDE has 3 senses:

1. move smoothly and effortlessly
2. fly in or as if in a glider plane
3. cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly

  Familiarity information: GLIDE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLIDE (noun)


Sense 1glide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vowellike sound that serves as a consonant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

glide; semivowel

Hypernyms ("glide" is a kind of...):

phone; sound; speech sound ((phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "glide"):

palatal (a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word 'yeast'))


Sense 2glide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

glide; coast; slide

Context examples:

his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill / the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope

Hypernyms ("glide" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "glide"):

sideslip; skid; slip (an unexpected slide)

snowboarding (the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard)


Sense 3glide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity of flying a glider

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

gliding; sailplaning; soaring; glide; sailing

Hypernyms ("glide" is a kind of...):

flight; flying (an instance of traveling by air)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "glide"):

hang gliding (gliding in a hang glider)

parasailing (gliding in a parasail)


GLIDE (verb)


Sense 1glide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move smoothly and effortlessly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "glide" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "glide"):

snowboard (glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board)

body-surf (ride the crest of a wave without a surfboard)

surf; surfboard (ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard)

plane; skim (travel on the surface of water)

skate (move along on skates)

snake (move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake)

skitter (glide easily along a surface)

coast (move effortlessly; by force of gravity)

skid; slew; slide; slip; slue (move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The cars glide down the avenue

Also:

glide by (pass by)


Sense 2glide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fly in or as if in a glider plane

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "glide" is one way to...):

aviate; fly; pilot (fly a plane)

Domain category:

air; air travel; aviation (travel via aircraft)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "glide"):

kite (soar or fly like a kite)

sailplane; soar (fly a plane without an engine)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3glide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "glide" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They glide the car down the avenue


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