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glide
American English: /ɡlaɪd/
British English: /ɡlʌɪd/

Translation of glide in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (move smoothly)
    (person/dancer/door)
    deslizarse
    the skater glided over the ice
    el patinador se deslizaba sobre el hielo
    the duchess glided into the room
    la duquesa entró majestuosamente en la habitación
    the waiters glided among the tables
    los camareros se movían con fluidez por entre las mesas
    Example sentences
    • But she glided effortlessly past, clearly unimpressed.
    • I watched him move across the kitchen, gliding in a perfect motion.
    • I remember skating at night on empty outdoor rinks, gliding on the smooth surface in long arcs.
    Example sentences
    • Slowly, I made my way downstairs, gliding my hand along the smooth wooden banister.
    • Those of us who weren't heavy breathing had gone one stage further and were gliding a loving hand over the smooth, rounded bonnet.
    • She dared me to go for some red lipstick, so I smoothed some chapstick on, then glided the blood-red stuff onto my lips.
  • 2 2.1
    (bird/plane/glider)
    planear
    Example sentences
    • The aircraft then glided to a splashdown into the Pacific Ocean.
    • After the successful test flight, Altair glided to a landing on the remote desert runway.
    • I remember kicking off the side of the aircraft, gliding, and then popping my flotation.
    Example sentences
    • Both circled high over the estuary, sharply-pointed wings alternately flapping and gliding as the great birds searched for ducks and waders.
    • An owl glided nearby, wings whispering upon the darkness, huge eyes searching for slight movements in the sea of darkness.
    • In flight the wings have a ragged, moth-like appearance as this bird glides to and fro at a tremendous height.
    2.2 (pilot a glider)
    volar sin motor

noun

  • 1 (movement — through air)
    (— over ground, ice) deslizamiento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Then everything seemed to become compact and streamlined, his pace would quicken into a glide, rather than a sprint, and he would hit the ball like a smooth rock and be gone.
    • It's still the thing kids learn to write with and it's the writing instrument favored by artists, architects and others who like the buttery glide of soft lead.
    • But I figure that this will at least give me some frame of reference for the real thing, and that a leisurely glide down this course will permit me a small measure of confidence.
    Example sentences
    • Included in the presentation was video from the most recent SS1 glide flight, which took place just three days earlier.
    • Then an eleven mile glide to the next good thermal.
    • The wind was already blowing in a favorable direction so it took only the barest hint of his power to begin his glide.
  • 2 (American English) 2.1 (metal stud)
    tope (masculine) de metal
    2.2 (track for drawers, curtains, sliding doors)
  • 3 (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • They are common in monosyllables and incorporate a glide before a vowel at a syllable boundary.
    • Other rules would account for glide insertion and consonant sharing.
    • The approximant r can also be regarded as a glide.

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