- The definition of gauze is a thin, loosely woven material.
An example of gauze is the material used for dressing cuts.
An arm being wrapped in gauze.
- any very thin, light, transparent, loosely woven material, as of cotton or silk
- any similar but stiff material, as of thin wire
- a thin mist
Origin of gauzeFrench gaze ; from Spanish gasa ; from Arabic ḳazz, raw silk ; from Persian käž
- a. A thin, transparent fabric with a loose open weave, used for curtains and clothing.b. A thin, loosely woven surgical dressing, usually made of cotton.c. A thin plastic or metal woven mesh.
- A mist or haze.
Origin of gauzeFrench gaze, ultimately (perhaps via Spanish gasa) from Arabic qazz, raw silk, of Middle Persian origin; akin to Persian kaž, bent, crooked, low-quality silk.
(third-person singular simple present gauzes, present participle gauzing, simple past and past participle gauzed)