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gliding


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gliding 
  n  :  the  activity  of  flying  a  glider  [syn:  {glide},  {sailplaning}, 
  {soaring},  {sailing}] 




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