glide

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gliden, from Old English glīdan, from Proto-Germanic *glīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰleydʰ-. Cognate with West Frisian glide, glydzje, Low German glieden, Dutch glijden, German gleiten, Norwegian Nynorsk gli, Danish glide, Swedish glida.

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glide (third-person singular simple present glides, present participle gliding, simple past glided or glid or (archaic) glode, past participle glided or glid or glidden or (archaic) glode)

  1. (intransitive) To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
  2. (intransitive) To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft. Also relates to gliding birds and flying fish.
  3. (transitive) To cause to glide.
  4. (phonetics) To pass with a glide, as the voice.

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Noun[edit]

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glide (plural glides)

  1. The act of gliding.
  2. (phonology) A transitional sound, especially a semivowel.
    Synonyms: semivowel, semiconsonant
  3. (fencing) An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponent’s blade, keeping it in constant contact.
  4. A bird, the glede or kite.
  5. A kind of cap affixed to the base of the legs of furniture to prevent it from damaging the floor.
  6. The joining of two sounds without a break.
  7. A smooth and sliding step in dancing the waltz.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German gliden

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glide (present tense glid, past tense gleid, past participle glidd or glitt or glide, present participle glidande, imperative glid)

  1. to slip (to lose one's traction on a slippery surface)
    Han gleid på isen.
    He slipped on the ice.
  2. to glide (to move effortlessly)
    Skia glid godt.
    The skis glide well.

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Noun[edit]

glide

  1. dative singular of glid

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian glīda, from Proto-Germanic *glīdaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlidə/, /ˈɡliːdə/

Verb[edit]

glide

  1. to glide, to slide

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 1
infinitive glide
3rd singular past glied
past participle gliden
infinitive glide
long infinitive gliden
gerund gliden n
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular glyd glied
2nd singular glydst gliedst
3rd singular glydt glied
plural glide glieden
imperative glyd
participles glidend gliden

Further reading[edit]

  • glide”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011