"glides" in the noun sense
1. semivowel, glide
a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
2. slide, glide, coast
the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
"his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"
"the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
3. glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing
the activity of flying a glider
"glides" in the verb sense
move smoothly and effortlessly
fly in or as if in a glider plane
cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
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