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.