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GLIDE, verb intransitive

1. To flow gently; to move without noise or violence; as a river.

By east, among the dusty vallies glide

The silver streams of Jordan's crystal flood.

2. To move silently and smoothly; to pass along without apparent effort; as a hawk or an eagle gliding through the air.

3. To move or pass rapidly and with apparent ease; as, a ship glides through the water.

4. In a general sense, to move or slip along with ease as on a smooth surface, or to pass along rapidly without apparent effort, and without obstruction.

GLIDE, noun The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly and without labor or obstruction.