Glaze on a donut.
- The definition of a glaze is a glassy or glossy finish.
An example of a glaze is a frosted window pane.
- Glaze is defined as to put glass in a window, or to put on a glossy finish.
An example of glaze is to put syrup on donuts.
transitive verbglazed, glaz′ing
- to fit (windows, etc.) with glass
- to give a hard, glossy finish or coating to; specif.,
- to overlay (pottery, etc.) with a substance that gives a glassy finish when fused
- to make the surface of (leather, etc.) glossy by polishing, etc.
- to cover (foods) with a glassy coating of sugar syrup, gelatin, etc.
- to coat (a painted surface) with a semitransparent color
- to give (the eyes) a glassy look
- to cover with a thin layer of ice
Origin of glazeMiddle English glasen from glas, glass
- to become glassy or glossy
- to form a glaze
- a glassy finish, as on pottery
- any substance used to produce this
- a coat of semitransparent color applied to a painted surface to modify the effect
- a substance, as hardened sugar syrup or gelatin, forming a glassy coating on foods
- a film or coating, as on the eyes
- a thin coating of ice
- A thin smooth shiny coating.
- A thin glassy coating of ice.
- a. A coating of colored, opaque, or transparent material applied to ceramics before firing.b. A coating, as of syrup, applied to food.c. A transparent coating applied to the surface of a painting to modify the color tones.
- A glassy film, as one over the eyes.
verbglazed, glaz·ing, glaz·es
- To fit, furnish, or secure with glass: glaze a window.
- To apply a glaze to: glaze a doughnut; glaze pottery.
- To coat or cover thinly with ice.
- To give a smooth lustrous surface to.
- To be or become glazed or glassy: His eyes glazed over from boredom.
- To form a glaze.
Origin of glazeFrom Middle English glasen from glas glass from Old English glæs ; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- (ceramics) The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See glaze (transitive verb).
- A transparent or semi-transparent layer of paint.
- An edible coating applied to food.
- (meteorology) A smooth coating of ice formed on objects due to the freezing of rain; glaze ice
- Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.
- A glazing oven. See Glost oven.
(third-person singular simple present glazes, present participle glazing, simple past and past participle glazed)
- To install windows.
- (intransitive) To become glazed or glassy.
- In painting, to apply a thin, transparent layer of coating.
- (intransitive) For eyes to take on an uninterested appearance.
From Old English glær (“amber”).