• (n.) The glede or kite.
  • (v. i.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
  • (n.) The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction.
  • (n.) 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, // 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, // 18, 97, 191).

Compare glide with other words:

glade vs. glide

glide vs. gnide

glide vs. oarsman

glide vs. guide

glide vs. glided

glide vs. slink

elide vs. glide

glide vs. glike

glide vs. glode

glide vs. gride

glide vs. slid

glide vs. shift

glide vs. skim

glide vs. skate

glide vs. glidingly

glide vs. skid

glide vs. hover

glide vs. saunter

float vs. glide

drift vs. glide

glide vs. gliding

glide vs. glider

glede vs. glide

blade vs. glide

glide vs. slide

coast vs. glide

glide vs. semivowel

glide vs. kite

glide vs. vanish

glide vs. plane

diphthong vs. glide

fly vs. glide