[glahy-der] /ˈglaɪ dər/
a motorless, heavier-than-air aircraft for from a higher to a lower level by the action of gravity or from a lower to a higher level by the action of air currents.
a porch swing made of an upholstered seat suspended from a steel framework by links or springs.
a person or thing that .
a person who pilots a glider.
an aircraft capable of gliding and soaring in air currents without the use of an engine See also sailplane
a person or thing that glides
another name for flying phalanger
mid-15c., “person or thing that glides,” agent noun from glide. Meaning “motorless airplane” is c.1897.
noun, Aeronautics. 1. the angle that the glidepath of an aircraft or spacecraft makes with the horizontal.
- Glide time
noun 1. (NZ) a system permitting flexibility of working hours at the beginning or end of the day, provided an agreed period of each day (core time) is spent at work Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) flexitime
[glahyd] /glaɪd/ verb (used without object), glided, gliding. 1. to move smoothly and continuously along, as if without effort or resistance, as a flying bird, a boat, or a skater. 2. to pass by gradual or unobservable change (often followed by along, away, by, etc.). 3. to move quietly or stealthily or without being noticed […]
plural noun 1. bacteria that form colonies in a self-produced slime that permits them to glide, mainly inhabiting moist soils, decaying plant matter, animal waste, and rotting tree bark: some species produce brightly colored, funguslike fruiting bodies.