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Glyde vs Glide - What's the difference?

glyde | glide |

As verbs the difference between glyde and glide

is that glyde is while glide is to move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.

As a noun glide is

the act of gliding.




  • * {{quote-book, year=1590, author=, title=Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I, chapter=, edition=1921 ed. citation
  • , passage=XX He so disseized[*] of his gryping grosse, The knight his thrillant speare again assayd In his bras-plated body to embosse, And three mens strength unto the stroke he layd; 175 Wherewith the stiffe beame quaked, as affrayd, And glauncing from his scaly necke, did glyde Close under his left wing, then broad displayd: The percing steele there wrought a wound full wyde, That with the uncouth smart the Monster lowdly cryde. 180 XXI He cryde, as raging seas are wont to rore, When wintry storme his wrathfull wreck does threat The roaring billowes beat the ragged shore, As they the earth would shoulder from her seat, And greedy gulfe does gape,[*] as he would eat 185 His neighbour element in his revenge: Then gin the blustring brethren[*] boldly threat To move the world from off his steadfast henge, And boystrous battell make, each other to avenge. }}




  • To move softly, smoothly, or effortlessly.
  • * Wordsworth
  • The river glideth at his own sweet will.
  • * 1874 , (Marcus Clarke), (For the Term of His Natural Life) Chapter VI
  • The water over which the boats glided was black and smooth, rising into huge foamless billows, the more terrible because they were silent.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 22 , author= , title=Man Utd 5 - 0 Birmingham , work=BBC citation , page= , 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (to move effortlessly) coast, slide


    (en noun)
  • The act of gliding.
  • (linguistics) Semivowel
  • (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.
  • Anagrams

    * English ergative verbs English irregular verbs ---- ==Volapük==