GLIDE, v.i. 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, n. The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly and without labor or obstruction.