What is glide?

  • (verb): Move smoothly and effortlessly.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on glide:

Glide - In Other Uses
... Glide (linguistics), synonym for semivowel Glide reflection, a geometrical transformation Glide, a measure used by Innova Discs to evaluate flying disc performance ...
Glide Aero Airport
... Glide Aero Airport (FAA LID 17OR) is a private Airport located 2 miles southwest of Glide in Douglas County, Oregon, USA ...
Harley-Davidson Super Glide
... The Harley-Davidson Super Glide is a motorcycle model made by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company ... The current Super Glide model is now based on the Dyna Glide chassis which offers a wider variety of front ends and trim levels, and continues to fill ...
List Of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles - Touring
... Model Engine Years Notes FL Hydra Glide 1,200 cc 1949–1957 Discontinued after nine years in production ... FL Duo Glide 1,200 cc 1958–1964 Discontinued after seven years in production ... FLH Electra Glide 1,200 cc (1965–1980), 1,340 cc (1978–1993) 1965–1993 Fitted with the Panhead engine in the first year of production with an electric start, the Shovelhead engine in the second year of ...
Gliding Flight - Glide Ratio
... of the distance forwards to downwards is called the glide ratio ... The glide ratio is numerically equal to the Lift-to-drag ratio under these conditions but is not necessarily equal during other manoeuvres, especially if speed is not constant ... A glider's glide ratio varies with airspeed, but there is a maximum value which is frequently quoted ...

More definitions of "glide":

  • (verb): Fly in or as if in a glider plane.
  • (noun): A vowel-like sound that serves as a consonant.
    Synonyms: semivowel
  • (noun): The act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it.
    Synonyms: slide, coast
  • (verb): Cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly.

Famous quotes containing the word glide:

    Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    At the last, tenderly,
    From the walls of the powerful fortress’d house,
    From the clasp of the knitted locks, from the keep of the well-closed doors,
    Let me be wafted.

    Let me glide noiselessly forth;
    With the key of softness unlock the locks—with a whisper,
    Set ope the doors O soul.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    Our life is not so much threatened as our perception. Ghostlike we glide through nature, and should not know our place again.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)