from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gliding step in ballet.
- n. A controlled slide, in either a standing or sitting position, used in descending a steep icy or snowy incline.
- intransitive v. To perform a glissade.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sliding, as down a snow slope in the Alps (Wikipedia).
- n. A gliding step beginning and ending in a demi-plié in second position (Wikipedia).
- n. A move in some dances such as the galop (Wikipedia).
- n. A fencing move that may disarm the opponent (Wikipedia).
- v. To perform a glissade.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sliding, as down a snow slope.
- n. A dance step consisting of a glide or slide to one side.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of sliding, as on ice; a slide.
- n. In dancing, a sliding or gliding step to the right or left.
- To slide; glide.
- n. In music, same as glissando.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (ballet) a gliding or sliding step in ballet
- v. perform a glissade, in ballet
French, from glisser, to slide, from Old French, possibly alteration (influenced by glacer, to slide) of glier, to glide, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French glisser, "to slip". (Wiktionary)