The definition of gloss is a bright or polished appearance.(noun)
An example of gloss is a sheen from shiny lipstick.
Gloss is defined as to make or become shiny, or to hide.(verb)
See gloss in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. < Scand, as in Norw dial. glosa, to gleam: for IE base see glass
Origin: a blend of vt. 1 & glossto smooth over or cover up (an error, inadequacy, fault, etc.); make appear right by specious argument or by minimizing: often with over
Origin: ME glose < OFr or ML glosa, for L glossa, foreign or strange word needing explanation < Gr glōssa, orig., tongue, language < *glōchia, pointed object < glochis, point < IE base *glogh-, thorn, point > OSlav gloge, thorn
See gloss in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Perhaps of Scandinavian origin
Origin: ; akin to Icelandic glossi, a spark; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English glose
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin glōsa
Origin: , from Latin glōssa, foreign word requiring explanation
Origin: , from Greek, tongue, language.
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