• Gliding Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glide
• Glide Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (n.) A transitional sound in speech which is produced by the changing of the mouth organs from one definite position to another, and with gradual change in the most frequent cases; as in passing from the begining to the end of a regular diphthong, or from vowel to consonant or consonant to vowel in a syllable, or from one component to the other of a double or diphthongal consonant (see Guide to Pronunciation, // 19, 161, 162). Also (by Bell and others), the vanish (or brief final element) or the brief initial element, in a class of diphthongal vowels, or the brief final or initial part of some consonants (see Guide to Pronunciation, // 18, 97, 191).
- (n.) The glede or kite.
- (v. i.) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
- (v. i.) To move through the air by virtue of gravity or momentum; to volplane.
- (n.) Movement of a glider, aeroplane, etc., through the air under gravity or its own movement.
• Gliding angle Definition & Synonyms
- () The angle, esp. the least angle, at which a gliding machine or aeroplane will glide to earth by virtue of gravity without applied power.
• Gliding machine Definition & Synonyms
- () A construction consisting essentially of one or more aeroplanes for gliding in an inclined path from a height to the ground.