Meaning of “glide” in the English Dictionary

"glide" in English

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uk /ɡlaɪd/ us /ɡlaɪd/

glide verb (FLY)

[ I ] to fly by floating on air currents instead of using power from wings or an engine:

We saw a condor gliding high above the mountains.
Unlike other spacecraft, the shuttle can glide back through the atmosphere, land safely, and be reused.

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noun [ C ] uk us

(Definition of “glide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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to move easily and continuously, as if without effort:

She glided along on her skates.

(Definition of “glide” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)