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Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do, without heat in pipes, ice in boxes, sunshine in bulbs, music on disks, or images gliding over a pale screen.
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Meaning of "gliding" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GLIDING

gliding  [ˈɡlaɪdɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GLIDING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gliding is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GLIDING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gliding

Gliding

Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders or sailplanes using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne. The word soaring is also used for the sport. Gliding as a sport began in the 1920s. Initially the objective was to increase the duration of flights but soon pilots attempted cross-country flights away from the place of launch. Improvements in aerodynamics and in the understanding of weather phenomena have allowed greater distances at higher average speeds. Long distances are now flown using any of the main sources of rising air: ridge lift, thermals and lee waves. When conditions are favorable, experienced pilots can now fly hundreds of kilometres before returning to their home airfields; occasionally flights of more than 1,000 kilometres are achieved. Some competitive pilots fly in races around pre-defined courses. These gliding competitions test pilots' abilities to make best use of local weather conditions as well as their flying skills.

Definition of gliding in the English dictionary

The definition of gliding in the dictionary is the sport of flying in a glider.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GLIDING


abiding
əˈbaɪdɪŋ
backsliding
ˈbækˌslaɪdɪŋ
confiding
kənˈfaɪdɪŋ
deciding
dɪˈsaɪdɪŋ
dividing
dɪˈvaɪdɪŋ
guiding
ˈɡaɪdɪŋ
hang-gliding
ˈhæŋɡlaɪdɪŋ
hiding
ˈhaɪdɪŋ
joyriding
ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪdɪŋ
metalliding
ˈmɛtəˌlaɪdɪŋ
niding
ˈnaɪdɪŋ
nitriding
ˈnaɪtraɪdɪŋ
nondividing
ˌnɒndɪˈvaɪdɪŋ
overriding
ˌəʊvəˈraɪdɪŋ
paragliding
ˈpærəˌɡlaɪdɪŋ
providing
prəˈvaɪdɪŋ
riding
ˈraɪdɪŋ
siding
ˈsaɪdɪŋ
sliding
ˈslaɪdɪŋ
unabiding
ˌʌnəˈbaɪdɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GLIDING

glibbest
glibly
glibness
glid
gliddery
glide
glide path
glide slope
glide time
glider
glidingly
gliff
glift
glim
glime
glimmer
glimmering
glimmeringly
glimmery
glimpse

WORDS THAT END LIKE GLIDING

according
beam riding
biding
braiding
chiding
cyaniding
goods siding
horse riding
horseback riding
invaliding
law-abiding
manriding
nightriding
North Riding
outriding
raiding
ram raiding
trick riding
upbraiding
voiding
West Riding

Synonyms and antonyms of gliding in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GLIDING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gliding» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gliding
coast · float · fly · ghost · run · sail · skim · slide · slip · soar

Translation of «gliding» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GLIDING

Find out the translation of gliding to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gliding from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gliding» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

滑行
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vuelo sin motor
570 millions of speakers

English

gliding
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग्लाइडिंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التَحْلِيقُ في الـجَوّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

планеризм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

voo com planador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিছলান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vol plané
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Meluncur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gleiten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グライダー競技
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

활공
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gliding
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

môn tàu lượn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्लायडिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

süzülme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

volo planato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szybownictwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

планеризм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

planorism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανεμόπτερο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sweef
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

segelflygning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

glideflyging
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gliding

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GLIDING»

The term «gliding» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.272 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GLIDING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gliding

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6 QUOTES WITH «GLIDING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gliding.
1
Micky Dolenz
I am extremely lucky; I've never been ill - although about 20 years ago I broke my right arm hang gliding.
2
Salman Khan
Have you seen a duck gliding smoothly on water? Does it ever look like it is paddling furiously underneath the surface? I don't have to show that I am working very hard.
3
Ella Maillart
Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do, without heat in pipes, ice in boxes, sunshine in bulbs, music on disks, or images gliding over a pale screen.
4
Stephen Root
In TV, when you're doing guest roles, you're gliding into a zone where people are already very comfortable. They go in and go to work every day. You're coming in, and it's a brand-new environment, so you have to get it... and then you're gone again.
5
Robert Wade
What you have with the Bond movies is this character gliding over everything. The fact nothing touches him is why we all want to be him. But it also makes him a sort of superman who in the end you don't really relate to.
6
Orville Wright
In our gliding experiments we had had a number of experiences in which we had landed upon one wing, but the crushing of the wing had absorbed the shock, so that we were not uneasy about the motor in case of a landing of that kind.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GLIDING»

Discover the use of gliding in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gliding and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Gliding Flight: 20 Excellent Fold and Fly Paper Airplanes
Provides instructions on basic origami folds to create a variety of paper airplanes.
John M. Collins, 2005
2
Gliding: From Passenger to Pilot
Written by an experienced instructor, this book guides you through the first steps to realizing that dream, and goes on to explore the many opportunities offered by this compelling and existing sport.
Steve Longland, 2012
3
Gliding for Gold: The Physics of Winter Sports
A physics-driven exploration of sports played on ice and snow that is truly fun and informative, Gliding for Gold is the perfect primer for understanding the science behind cold weather athletics.
Mark Denny, 2011
4
Gliding Mammals of the World
This book provides a synthesis of all that is known about the biology of gliding mammals.
Stephen Matthew Jackson, 2012
5
Beginning Gliding
This manual is intended for budding and improving glider pilots and as a resource for gliding instructors.
Derek Piggott, 2002
6
Gliding on Silent Waters
The Poet In The Novelist Has An Eye For Salient Detail And Nuance, And His Poetry Betrays A Mind Given To Inner Meditation. The Work Also At Moments Conveys A Sense Of Ambivalence But One That Nevertheless Strives For Completeness.
Romen Basu, Sehdev Kumar, 1996
7
Soaring and Gliding: The Sleeping Bear Dunes National ...
Modern sailplanes make soaring and gliding flight possible, and with them, humans can fly higher, faster, and farther than the greatest of birds, using only an invisible force of nature to stay aloft.
Jeffery P. Sandman, Peter R. Sandman, 2006
8
Gliding
This guide combines practical text with photographs and diagrams as an introduction to the sport. Written with the backing of the gliding governing body, it provides details of the rules and equipment needed.
Ann Welch, 1994
9
Manned kiting: the basic handbook of tow launched hang gliding
Instruktionsbog i Hang Gliding herunder Para-sailing/ Para-gliding.
Dan Poynter, 1974
10
Maria Schneider's "Hang Gliding": Dual Analyses for a Hybrid ...
The 21st century has brought about the transmission of ideas across the world due to the globalization of communication.
Elizabeth McKinney, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GLIDING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gliding is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Kelowna Man Wins Canadian National Hang-Gliding Championship
A local man is now going to the Pre World Championship for hang-gliding after a big win in Lumby. Tyler Borradaile of Kelowna is the winner of ... «KelownaNow, Jul 15»
2
A Cliff-Top Home in Australia
'This place here used to be a hang-gliding paradise—people would hang glide from here and jump off the cliff,' Mr. Zalatan says. 'Maybe if I ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Warriors' James Michael McAdoo is a Summer League standout
McAdoo is gliding through Summer League play as a cut-above talent. Supremely confident in his options around the hoop, he strikes the look ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
4
True Detective: “Down Will Come”
... (the view of Detective and the future Mrs. Woodrugh from outside the coffeeshop) or the overhead photography gliding above the freeway. «A.V. Club Milwaukee, Jul 15»
5
Visually impaired dancer Ben Yonattan prepares for his next …
Grateful that he can move, for the grand jetes, the flips, the pirouettes, for the graceful flying and gliding through space. "I can dance. What can ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
6
Review: Derek and Julianne Hough bring 'Dancing With the Stars …
Whether it was gliding across the stage to Bobby Darin's "Beyond the Sea" or going wild to Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock," the Houghs lived ... «MassLive.com, Jul 15»
7
Soaring to new heights: Cowley airstrip home to gliding club
High above Cowley airfield, north-west of Pincher Creek, it is easy to understand why gliding is considered one of the most enjoyable ways to ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
8
Journey gliding onto PS4 on July 21st
Journey, one of my personal favorite game experiences over the past few generations, is finally set to arrive on the PS4 in just about 2 weeks. «Gaming Age, Jul 15»
9
North Country Gliding
The views expressed are not those of this site, this station or its affiliated companies. By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms ... «WMUR Manchester, Jul 15»
10
UFO which looks like a cloud but flies like an aircraft filmed gliding
A skywatcher is convinced he's spotted a UFO in the skies over New York after filming a white formation gliding and changing shapes over his ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»

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