Glide vs Collide - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between glide and collide
is that glide
is to move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly while collide
is to impact directly, especially if violent.
As a noun glide
is the act of gliding.
To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
* 1874 , (Marcus Clarke), (For the Term of His Natural Life) Chapter VI
- The river glideth at his own sweet will.
- The water over which the boats glided was black and smooth, rising into huge foamless billows, the more terrible because they were silent.
, date=January 22
, title=Man Utd 5 - 0 Birmingham
, passage=But it was 37-year-old Giggs who looked like a care-free teenager as he glided
across the pitch he knows so well to breathtaking effect.}}
To fly unpowered, as of an aircraft.
To cause to glide.
(phonetics) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
* (to move effortlessly) coast, slide
The act of gliding.
(fencing) An attack or preparatory movement made by sliding down the opponent’s blade, keeping it in constant contact.
A bird, the glede or kite.
To impact directly, especially if violent
- When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
- Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide , they recoil, they oscillate.
- No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding .
, date=June 2
, author= Phil McNulty
, title=England 1-0 Belgium
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide
with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.}}
To come into conflict, or be incompatible
- China collided with the modern world.