glide glide  /ɡ ˈlaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
  2. (n) the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
  3. (n) the activity of flying a glider
  4. (v) move smoothly and effortlessly
  5. (v) fly in or as if in a glider plane
  6. (v) cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Tens of thousands of eager Mexico City residents have turned out to glide, slide and stumble on the ice for the first time in their lives.
  2. Vampires glide through the night and, instead of breaking down your door like an angry zombie mob, they glide into your bedroom for a late-night tryst.
  3. Her life seemed to glide as easily as her skates.

News

  1. Taking a Long Shot on a Value-Priced SUP

    If you ride a stand-up paddleboard on flat water like rivers and bays, the “glide” will make or break you — Take a paddle stroke and see how far your board coasts across the surface before slowing to a stop.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. Reward offered for information on elk poaching incident near Glide

    GLIDE — A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association’s Turn-in-Poacher Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in regard to an elk poaching that occurred early Monday morning. Someone shot and left to waste a large cow elk in the …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

  3. Marks on Martian dunes may be tracks of dry-ice sleds

    NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide -- dry ice -- may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go. Researchers deduced this process could explain one enigmatic class of gullies seen on Martian sand dunes by examining images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and performing experiments on sand ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "On the last hill, I honestly didn't think I could get the gold medal," said Chappuis, the World Cup leader. "But then he slowed down a little bit entering the stadium and I had really good skis, so my glide was a little bit better than him."
    on Feb 14, 2010 By: Jason Lamy Chappuis Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

  2. "I'm jumping for joy. There's no doubt about it," Williams, 80, said after the high bid had topped $US1.5 million. "Warren Buffett understands Glide and he supports Glide. I said to him a week-and-a-half ago, 'You're such a good person,' and...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Cecil Williams Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "One reason is caution, fear of failure, response to huge demands. These teams will just glide through though, most of them, then you will see them really play," he said.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Arsene Wenger Source: BBC Sport

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