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- 4 West Frisian
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.
- (intransitive) To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
- The river glideth at his own sweet will.
- 1874, Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life Chapter VI
- The water over which the boats glided was black and smooth, rising into huge foamless billows, the more terrible because they were silent.
- 2011 January 22, “Man Utd 5 - 0 Birmingham”, in BBC:
- But it was 37-year-old Giggs who looked like a care-free teenager as he glided across the pitch he knows so well to breathtaking effect.
- (intransitive) To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft. Also relates to gliding birds and flying fish.
- (transitive) To cause to glide.
- (phonetics) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
glide (plural glides)
- The act of gliding.
- (phonology) A transitional sound, especially a semivowel.
- (fencing) An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponent’s blade, keeping it in constant contact.
- A bird, the glede or kite.
- A kind of cap affixed to the base of the legs of furniture to prevent it from damaging the floor.
- The joining of two sounds without a break.
- A smooth and sliding step in dancing the waltz.
- to slip (to lose one's traction on a slippery surface)
- Han gleid på isen.
- He slipped on the ice.
- to glide (to move effortlessly)
- Skia glid godt.
- The skis glide well.
- “glide” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
|Strong class 1|
|3rd singular past||glied|
|indicative||present tense||past tense|
- “glide”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011