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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glide  \Glide\,  n.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  Movement  of  a  glider,  a["e]roplane,  etc.,  through  the  air 
  under  gravity  or  its  own  movement. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glide  \Glide\,  v.  i.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  To  move  through  the  air  by  virtue  of  gravity  or  momentum;  to 
  volplane. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glede  \Glede\  (gl[=e]d),  n.  [AS.  glida,  akin  to  Icel.  gle[eth]a, 
  Sw  glada.  Cf  {Glide},  v.  i.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  common  European  kite  ({Milvus  ictinus}).  This  name  is 
  also  sometimes  applied  to  the  buzzard.  [Written  also  {glead}, 
  {gled},  {gleed},  {glade},  and  {glide}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glide  \Glide\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Glided};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gliding}.]  [AS.  gl[=i]dan;  akin  to  D.  glijden,  OHG. 
  gl[=i]tan,  G.  gleiten  Sw  glida,  Dan.  glide,  and  prob.  to  E. 
  glad.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  The  river  glideth  at  his  own  sweet  will 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  (Phon.)  To  pass  with  a  glide,  as  the  voice. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glide  \Glide\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  glede  or  kite. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glide  \Glide\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  manner  of  moving  smoothly,  swiftly,  and  without 
  labor  or  obstruction. 
 
  They  prey  at  last  ensnared,  he  dreadful  darts,  With 
  rapid  glide,  along  the  leaning  line  --Thomson. 
 
  Seeing  Orlando,  it  unlink'd  itself  And  with 
  indented  glides  did  slip  away  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Phon.)  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,  [sect][sect]  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,  [sect][sect]  18, 
  97,  191). 
 
  Note:  The  on-glide  of  a  vowel  or  consonant  is  the  glidemade 
  in  passing  to  it  the  off-glide,  one  made  in  passing 
  from  it  Glides  of  the  other  sort  are  distinguished  as 
  initial  or  final,  or  fore-glides  and  after-glides.  For 
  voice-glide,  see  Guide  to  Pronunciation,  [sect][sect] 
  17,  95. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glide 
  n  1:  a  vowel-like  sound  that  serves  as  a  consonant  [syn:  {semivowel}] 
  2:  the  act  of  sliding  or  gliding  [syn:  {slide}] 
  3:  the  activity  of  flying  a  glider  [syn:  {gliding},  {sailplaning}, 
  {soaring},  {sailing}] 
  v  1:  move  smoothly  and  effortlessly 
  2:  fly  a  glider  plane 
  3:  cause  to  move  or  pass  silently,  smoothly,  or  imperceptibly 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Glide,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97443 




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