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English noun: glide

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


Synonymssemivowel


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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