Glass meaning

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The definition of glass is something made of or like the hard substance made of silicates, soda or potash, lime and sometimes metallic oxides.

An example of glass used as an adjective is in the phrase "glass window," which means a window made from this substance.

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The quantity contained by a drinking vessel; a glassful.
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Glass means to put food into canning jars, to reflect or to replace broken windows.

An example of glass is to put tomatoes in canning jars.

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To become glassy.
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Glass is defined as a hard substance made by heating and then quickly cooling sicilates with soda or potash or lime, or something made of this substance.

An example of a glass is a container used for drinking wine.

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Any of a large class of materials with highly variable mechanical and optical properties that solidify from the molten state without crystallization, are typically made by silicates fusing with boric oxide, aluminum oxide, or phosphorus pentoxide, are generally hard, brittle, and transparent or translucent, and are considered to be supercooled liquids rather than true solids.
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Something made of glass or other transparent or translucent material, especially:
  • A drinking vessel.
  • A mirror.
  • A barometer.
  • A window or windowpane.
  • The series of transparent plastic sheets that are secured vertically above the boards in many ice rinks.
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To scan (a tract of land or forest, for example) with an optical instrument.
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To use an optical instrument, as in looking for game.
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Any substance like glass in composition, transparency, brittleness, etc.
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The quantity contained in a drinking glass.
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(slang, basketball) A backboard, esp. when made of a transparent substance.
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To put into glass jars for preserving.
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To mirror; reflect.
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To equip with glass panes; glaze.
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To look at through a telescope, etc.
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To make glassy.
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To become glassy.
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Of, made of or with, or like glass.
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(person) 1937- ; U.S. composer.
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A usually transparent or translucent material that has no crystalline structure yet behaves like a solid. Common glass is generally composed of a silicate (such as silicon oxide, or quartz) combined with an alkali and sometimes other substances. The glass used in windows and windshields, called soda glass, is made by melting a silicate with sodium carbonate (soda) and calcium oxide (lime). Other types of glass are made by adding other chemical compounds. Adding boron oxide causes some silicon atoms to be replaced by boron atoms, resulting in a tougher glass that remains solid at high temperatures, used for cooking utensils and scientific apparatuses. Glass used for decorative purposes often has iron in it to alter its optical properties.
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(uncountable) A solid, transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime.
  • (physics, uncountable) Amorphous (non-crystalline) substance.
    A popular myth is that window glass is actually an extremely viscous liquid.
  • (in names of species) Transparent or translucent.
    Glass frog; glass shrimp; glassworm.

The tabletop is made of glass.

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A vessel from which one drinks, especially one made of glass, plastic, or similar translucent or semi-translucent material.
  • The quantity of liquid contained in such a vessel.
    Would you like a glass of milk?.

Fill my glass with milk please.

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(uncountable) Glassware.

We collected art glass.

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She adjusted her lipstick in the glass.

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A magnifying glass or telescope.

We looked through the glass to see stars.

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(sports) A barrier made of glass.
  • (basketball, colloquial) The backboard.
    He caught the rebound off of the glass.
  • (ice hockey) The clear, protective screen surrounding a hockey rink.
    He fired the outlet pass off the glass.
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To furnish with glass; to glaze.

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To enclose with glass.

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(colloquial) To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury.
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To bombard an area with such intensity (nuclear bomb, fusion bomb, etc) as to melt the landscape into glass.
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To view through an optical instrument such as binoculars.
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To smooth or polish (leather, etc.), by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
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(archaic, reflexive) To reflect; to mirror.
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Objects made of glass; glassware.
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Made or consisting of glass.
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Fitted with panes of glass; glazed.
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To make glassy; glaze.
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A hard, brittle substance made by fusing silicates with soda or potash, lime, and, sometimes, various metallic oxides into a molten mass that is cooled rapidly to prevent crystallization or annealed to eliminate stresses: various types of glass can be transparent, translucent, heat-resistant, flexible, shatterproof, photochromic, etc.
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glass in
  • to enclose with glass panes
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of glass

  • Middle English glas from Old English glæs ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English glas, from Old English glæs, from Proto-Germanic *glasą, possibly related root *glōaną (“to shine”) (compare glow), and ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *ǵʰel- (“to shine, shimmer, glow”); cognate with West Frisian glês, Low German Glas, Dutch glas, German Glas, Icelandic gler.

    From Wiktionary