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glide

1. 
a. any of various dances featuring gliding steps
b. a step in such a dance
2. a manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a gentle descent without engine power
3. the act or process of gliding
4. Music
a. a long portion of tubing slipped in and out of a trombone to increase its length for the production of lower harmonic series
b. a portamento or slur
5. Crystallog another name for slip
6. Cricket another word for glance (sense 1)

Glide

 

a short, incomplete sound that occurs during the transition from one complete sound to another, when the speech organs attempt to occupy a new position but the glottis remains open and expiration continues—for example, in Russian volia (“will”) between the v and o: [vωól’a]. The term “glide” is also used to refer to the nonsyllabic part of a diphthong.

glide

[glīd]
(aerospace engineering)
Descent of an aircraft at a normal angle of attack, with little or no thrust.
(crystallography)

glide

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Forces in glide.
i. A controlled descent by a heavier-than-air aeronautical vehicle under little or no engine thrust. Gravity maintains the forward flight of the vehicle, and lift forces control the vertical descent.
ii. A descending flight path of a glide, such as a shallow glide.
iii. To descend in a glide.

Glide

(1) Video messaging from Glide Talk, Ltd. See video chat.

(2) See Glide Effortless and Glide PhotoShare.
References in classic literature ?
But, if she could neither glide off nor move, she ran the risk of being for ever fastened to these rocks, and then Captain Nemo's submarine vessel would be done for.
I still went among them in safety, because no jolt in the downward glide had released the increasing charge of explosive animalism that ousted the human day by day.
A hundred years like water glide, Riches and rank are ashen cold, Daily the dream of peace recedes: By whom shall Sorrow be consoled?
So life went on for them as it does for those who are not victims of misfortune and whose activities glide along mechanically and tranquilly beneath the eye of providence.
They are a sea-faring folk, and sail the seas by the grace of Neptune in ships that glide along like thought, or as a bird in the air.
I have no wings, and cannot glide through the blue air as through the sea," said Ripple to herself, as she went dancing over the waves, which bore her swiftly onward towards a distant shore.
Next, he would protrude his head through the chink, and if he saw that his son was not angry, but threw him a nod, he would glide noiselessly into the room, take off his scarf, and hang up his hat (the latter perennially in a bad state of repair, full of holes, and with a smashed brim)--the whole being done without a word or a sound of any kind.
Gondy remained firm, and the abuse of the day seemed to glide over his head as the sarcasms of the evening before had done; but hatred and revenge were accumulating in his heart silently and drop by drop.
But superstition, among other legends of this mansion, repeats the wondrous tale, that on the anniversary night of Britain's discomfiture the ghosts of the ancient governors of Massachusetts still glide through the portal of the Province House.
Thus bound, but carefully looked after, inert and powerful, those emblems of hope make company for the look-out man in the night watches; and so the days glide by, with a long rest for those characteristically shaped pieces of iron, reposing forward, visible from almost every part of the ship's deck, waiting for their work on the other side of the world somewhere, while the ship carries them on with a great rush and splutter of foam underneath, and the sprays of the open sea rust their heavy limbs.
So, when teachers or masters become troublesome and inefficient--when, in short, the interests of the school would suffer from their retaining their places--I mind my knitting, events progress, circumstances glide past; I see one which, if pushed ever so little awry, will render untenable the post I wish to have vacated--the deed is done--the stumbling-block removed--and no one saw me: I have not made an enemy, I am rid of an incumbrance.
Though waters wide between us glide, Our lives are warm and near: No distance parts two faithful hearts Two hearts that love so dear: And I will trust my sailor-lad, For ever and a day, To think of me--to think of me When he is far away