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Glade vs Glyde - What's the difference?

glade | glyde |

As a noun glade

is an open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.

As a verb glyde is




(wikipedia glade)


(en noun)
  • An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.
  • * 2003 , Newsweek, Travel: In The Trees , Nov 23, 2003
  • ... are creating more "glades ," or cleared trails through the woods, for less experienced (blue) skiers. They're a throwback to the first days of skiing, before resorts cut wide swaths of trees, and machines rolled and packed the snow.
  • * 1851 ,
  • [...] and meads and glades so eternally vernal, that the grass shot up by the spring, untrodden, unwilted, remains at midsummer.
  • (colloquial) An everglade.
  • an open space in the ice on a river or lake
  • a bright surface of snow/ice ... a glade of ice
  • In the latter days of a ferocious winter, the sun dropped earthwards, having on this day pulled clear of its sluggish trajectory casting a few meek rays on the redoubtable snow and frost of the mountain glade . — Vignette: A Writing Exercise
  • (obsolete) a gleam of light; see moonglade
  • (obsolete) a bright patch of sky; the bright space between clouds
  • Derived terms

    * moonglade * sunglade






  • * {{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. }}