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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

Old English glīdan, from West Germanic. Cognate with Dutch glijden, German gleiten.

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɡlɑɪd/
  • SAMPA: /glaId/ (/glaIdz/, /glaIdIN/, /glaId@d/)
  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Verb

Infinitive
to glide

Third person singular
glides

Simple past
glid

Past participle
glid or glidden

Present participle
gliding

to glide (third-person singular simple present glides, present participle gliding, simple past glid, past participle glid or glidden) (British)

Infinitive
to glide

Third person singular
glides

Simple past
glided or (archaic) glode

Past participle
glided or (archaic) glode

Present participle
gliding

to glide (third-person singular simple present glides, present participle gliding, simple past and past participle glided or (archaic) glode) (US)

  1. (intransitive) To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
  2. (intransitive) To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft.
  3. (transitive) To cause to glide.

Translations

Synonyms

(to move effortlessly)

Noun

Singular
glide

Plural
glides

glide (plural glides)

  1. The act of gliding.
  2. (linguistics) Semivowel
  3. (fencing) An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponent’s blade, keeping it in constant contact.

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Related terms

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of degil
  • gelid

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