Translation of glide in Spanish:

glide

deslizarse, v.

Pronunciation: /ɡlaɪd//ɡlʌɪd/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (move smoothly)
    (person/door/dancer) deslizarse
    the skater glided over the ice el patinador se deslizaba sobre el hielo
    • the duchess glided into the room la duquesa entró majestuosamente en la habitación
    • the waiters glided among the tables los camareros se movían con fluidez por entre las mesas
  • 2

    • 2.1

      (plane/bird/glider) planear
      • You may see stiff-winged fulmars gliding effortlessly, or hear them cackling as they sit precariously on ledges incubating single eggs.
      • An owl glided nearby, wings whispering upon the darkness, huge eyes searching for slight movements in the sea of darkness.
      • I shoved the nose down, glided in and hit the water with a good whap.
      • If no prey is sighted the bird glides forward or circles a few times before hovering once more over new ground.
      • As the birds glided through the clouds with great ease, he wondered exactly where his life was going.
      • The aircraft then glided to a splashdown into the Pacific Ocean.
      • Both circled high over the estuary, sharply-pointed wings alternately flapping and gliding as the great birds searched for ducks and waders.
      • I saw about eight soaring hawks, four gliding herons, and roughly 2,000 dazzling picture-postcard views.
      • Flapping flight is distinguished from gliding by synchronous oscillations of the forelimbs.
      • If you bounce, maintain the crosswind correction so you'll glide straight ahead, rather than bounce sideways into a side-load condition.
      • He watched the two birds glide away over the waves, an apprehensive glint in his eye.
      • Then they landed on the water and glided forward before taking flight again.
      • Then, the engines are powered back and the airplane glides over the top of the arch with just enough power (jet thrust) to overcome air friction and drag.
      • Though he had years of experience in gliding, the intrepid experimenter's heart was pounding.
      • I remember kicking off the side of the aircraft, gliding, and then popping my flotation.
      • Vakho sat glued to his binoculars watching raptors glide the thermals.
      • Despite his own aircraft being damaged, he glided back to base with a dead engine and crash-landed near Folkstone.
      • Parachuting could have evolved into gliding and finally into active flight.
      • It is believed they can sleep while in flight, gliding on air currents and staying aloft without flapping for hours or even days at a time.
      • The plane glided for 19 minutes and blew most of its tires on landing.
      • Floating high above the clouds, she saw birds glide gracefully around her.
      • I looked up and saw a serpent eagle gliding smoothly in the air.
      • The vehicle was launched from a catapult and snagged as it glided off the launch rails.
      • After gliding down to a wheat field, the cylinder was found swinging under the engine, still attached by the spark plug wires.
      • Shortly after dawn, a group of massive, white-shouldered birds glides over the lake in search of breakfast.
      • The missiles glided through the air crashing through the remaining soldiers.
      • It lost power in all its engines, but glided long enough to exit the ash cloud and get the engines working again.
      • Further, the advanced Me 163 quickly ran short of fuel, then glided back to base.
      • Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again.
      • After the successful test flight, Altair glided to a landing on the remote desert runway.
      • On a beautiful autumn morning in the nation's capital I am gliding above the city in the Air Force-piloted ADF balloon and it is magnificent.
      • It continued towards me, floating across the floor with the ease of a little white sea bird gliding over the surface of the waves.
      • The pilot and his crew had baled out and the aircraft had glided into the sea, coming to rest on a reef with its nose in 60m and its tail in 70m of water.
      • You have to assume engine shut-down at any time and be able to glide to a landing.
      • Cries of the forest animals and the great birds of the night glided across the treetops.
      • During tracking sessions, notes were made on whether the falcons were gliding in circles or in a straight flight path.
      • She leaped over another fallen tree and watched as the bird glided over.
      • A few birds glided in the stormy sea of a swirling wind.
      • In flight the wings have a ragged, moth-like appearance as this bird glides to and fro at a tremendous height.

    • 2.2(pilot a glider)

      volar sin motor


noun

  • 1

    (movement)
    (through air) planeo masculine
    (over ground, ice) deslizamiento masculine
    • He moved the book so that it was situated between them and began to read, gliding his index finger over the words.
    • She glided down the corridor neither her mind nor her feet really touching the ground.
    • As you glide your mouse over each, the page appears; click on the dot, and the page zooms in and pans crazily.
    • She dared me to go for some red lipstick, so I smoothed some chapstick on, then glided the blood-red stuff onto my lips.
    • Completely absorbed, Rolando glided across the dance floor with her in his arms.
    • I watched him move across the kitchen, gliding in a perfect motion.
    • The dragon slowly glided down to the ground, searching the area around me for a trap.
    • The shot was filmed with the camera gliding down the empty staircase.
    • My reverie was soon broken by the sight of an exceptionally beautiful woman gliding noiselessly past me, on the way from the lifts to the main entrance.
    • The audience became awfully quiet as she glided to her position.
    • Now his hands appeared on the sides of my face, cradling my head, gliding his fingers over my skin, then they pushed back and ran over my ears and the sound blocked everything else.
    • Greg and I paddle in silent unison, gliding the canoe, matched in motivation and intent.
    • He seemed to glide effortlessly through the clear water, like a gleam of light.
    • You point out the dim light of a satellite gliding overhead on a polar orbit.
    • Then he raised the glass, first gliding his nostrils over its cooling bouquet, and took his first sip.
    • And all this as we watched the locals glide down the slopes.
    • She gently glided her hand along the smooth edge of the podium and let her hand be placed upon the key item in the center of the podium.
    • There were couples gliding across the polished floor, dancing circles around the large room.
    • Your facial features are more prone to injury, so gliding the razor over those areas takes a little more skill.
    • Jake smiled, gliding Ellen's car into the next lane.
    • She took that as a cue to glide down the stairs and introduce herself.
    • Then, simply take long, smooth strokes and glide the razor blade along your face without applying too much pressure.
    • He glides the details of passing time over the page while fixing the reader's eyes on the daily plane engine failures, empty suitcase encounters and shirt-drenching negotiations.
    • Slowly, I made my way downstairs, gliding my hand along the smooth wooden banister.
    • Party leaders leaders appear like the swan gliding serenely on the surface of the water.
    • The boat was slowly gliding through the water when suddenly we heard a big splash behind us.
    • Ten of us broke the ice across the harbour with our feet and glided our boats out into the liquid waters beyond.
    • I remember skating at night on empty outdoor rinks, gliding on the smooth surface in long arcs.
    • I stopped as well, and laughed, gliding my fingers through my hair.
    • But she glided effortlessly past, clearly unimpressed.
    • They all glided with ease through the area stacked with crates and found a door.
    • He raised his fingers to her face, gliding them down her pale skin, and then letting them rest underneath her chin.
    • A moment later, the door opened and the butler glided into the room.
    • A pleasure boat glides silently over the surface of Loch Tay, as birds swoop to skim the water.
    • There's a shady lakeside spot where the swans glide and hiss.
    • Just apply the cream, shave away, and notice how easy it is to glide that razor across your face.
    • When he's finished writing, he reads his scripts out loud to me so that I can time them and offer suggestions for changes, his fingers gliding effortlessly across the Braille display.
    • Those of us who weren't heavy breathing had gone one stage further and were gliding a loving hand over the smooth, rounded bonnet.
  • 2

    (metal stud)
    tope de metal masculine
  • 3

    (track for drawers, curtains, sliding doors)
    riel masculine
  • 4

    Linguistics
    ligadura feminine