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English noun: glide

1. glide (communication) a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant


Broader (hypernym)phone, sound, speech sound

Narrower (hyponym)palatal

2. glide (act) the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it

SamplesHis slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill.
The children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope.

Synonymscoast, slide

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)sideslip, skid, slip, snowboarding

3. glide (act) the activity of flying a glider

Synonymsgliding, sailing, sailplaning, soaring

Broader (hypernym)flight, flying

Narrower (hyponym)hang gliding, paragliding, parasailing

English verb: glide

1. glide (motion) move smoothly and effortlessly

ExamplesThe cars glide down the avenue

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)body-surf, coast, plane, skate, skid, skim, skitter, slew, slide, slip, slue, snake, snowboard, surf, surfboard

2. glide (motion) fly in or as if in a glider plane

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)aviate, fly, pilot

Narrower (hyponym)kite, sailplane, soar

Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

3. glide (motion) cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly

ExamplesThey glide the car down the avenue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

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