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Glass meaning

glass - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. become glassy or take on a glass- like appearance; " Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"
  2. 2. scan ( game in the forest) with binoculars
  3. 3. furnish with glass; " glass the windows"
  4. 4. A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.
  5. 5. Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
  6. 6. Anything made of glass.
  7. 7. A looking- glass; a mirror.
  8. 8. A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand.
  9. 9. A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
  10. 10. A weatherglass; a barometer.
  11. 11. To case in glass.
  12. 12. To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.
  13. 13. To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
  14. 14. An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; - in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses.
  15. 15. To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; - used reflexively.
  16. 16. Brittle transparent substance made from alkalies and silex; anything made of glass, as a cup, mirror, lens. & c.
  17. 17. To cover with glass.

glass - examples of usage

  1. Many had no glass at all, but were open, like a butcher's or fishmonger's. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. " Give me the glass, my dear," said her husband. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. When, at last, he had done all that he could, he took another look in his looking- glass, and what he saw was a very different looking Rabbit. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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