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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 glide /ˈglaɪd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glede n.  Zool. 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)

 Glide n. Zool. The glede or kite.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glide, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glided; p. pr. & vb. n. Gliding.]
 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.
 3. Aëronautics To move through the air by virtue of gravity or momentum; to volplane.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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, §§ 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, §§ 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, §§ 17, 95.
 3. Aëronautics Movement of a glider, aëroplane, etc., through the air under gravity or its own movement.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a vowel-like sound that serves as a consonant [syn: semivowel]
      2: the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining
         in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the
         bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast
         down the snowy slope" [syn: slide, coast]
      3: the activity of flying a glider [syn: gliding, sailplaning,
          soaring, sailing]
      v 1: move smoothly and effortlessly
      2: fly in or as if in a glider plane
      3: cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly