Definition of "glides" []

  • To move or cause to move easily without jerks or hesitations (verb)
  • To pass slowly or without perceptible change (verb)
  • To cause (an aircraft) to come into land without engine power, or (of an aircraft) to land in this way (verb)
  • To fly a glider (verb)
  • To execute a portamento from one note to another (verb)
  • To produce a glide (verb)
  • A smooth easy movement (noun)
  • Any of various dances featuring gliding steps (noun)
  • A step in such a dance (noun)
  • A manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a gentle descent without engine power (noun)
  • The act or process of gliding (noun)
  • A long portion of tubing slipped in and out of a trombone to increase its length for the production of lower harmonic series (noun)
  • A portamento or slur (noun)
  • A transitional sound as the speech organs pass from the articulatory position of one speech sound to that of the next, as the (w) sound in some pronunciations of the word doing (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of glide. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "glides" in a sentence
  • "They are always energising, and so the word glides from meaning the disposition, to meaning the manifestation and activities of it, and the 'grace' of our Lord is that love in exercise."
  • "It is often said that Alan Sugar, businessman, entrepreneur and media personality, has travelled "from a council flat in Hackney to the House of Lords", but the tidiness of the phrase glides past the time he still necessarily spends on an industrial estate in Essex."
  • "Now he "glides," as Segway enthusiasts say, to work."