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.]
Glide n. Zool. The glede or kite.
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.
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.
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,
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