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glass

 (glăs)
n.
1. 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.
2. Something made of glass or other transparent or translucent material, especially:
a. A drinking vessel.
b. A mirror.
c. A barometer.
d. A window or windowpane.
e. The series of transparent plastic sheets that are secured vertically above the boards in many ice rinks.
3.
a. glasses A pair of lenses mounted in a light frame, used to correct faulty vision or protect the eyes.
b. often glasses A binocular or field glass.
c. A device, such as a monocle or spyglass, containing a lens or lenses and used as an aid to vision.
4. The quantity contained by a drinking vessel; a glassful.
5. Objects made of glass; glassware.
adj.
1. Made or consisting of glass.
2. Fitted with panes of glass; glazed.
v. glassed, glass·ing, glass·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To enclose or encase with glass.
b. To put into a glass container.
c. To provide with glass or glass parts.
2. To make glassy; glaze.
3.
a. To see reflected, as in a mirror.
b. To reflect.
4. To scan (a tract of land or forest, for example) with an optical instrument.
v.intr.
1. To become glassy.
2. To use an optical instrument, as in looking for game.

[Middle English glas, from Old English glæs; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glass

(ɡlɑːs)
n
1. (Chemistry)
a. a hard brittle transparent or translucent noncrystalline solid, consisting of metal silicates or similar compounds. It is made from a fused mixture of oxides, such as lime, silicon dioxide, etc, and is used for making windows, mirrors, bottles, etc
b. (as modifier): a glass bottle. vitreousvitric
2. (Chemistry) any compound that has solidified from a molten state into a noncrystalline form
3. something made of glass, esp a drinking vessel, a barometer, or a mirror
4. Also called: glassful the amount contained in a drinking glass
5. glassware collectively
6. (Geological Science) See volcanic glass
7. (Elements & Compounds) See fibreglass
vb (tr)
8. to cover with, enclose in, or fit with glass
9. informal to hit (someone) in the face with a glass or a bottle
[Old English glæs; related to Old Norse gler, Old High German glas, Middle High German glast brightness; see glare1]
ˈglassless adj
ˈglassˌlike adj

Glass

(ɡlɑːs)
n
(Biography) Philip. born 1937, US composer noted for his minimalist style: his works include Music in Fifths (1970), Akhnaten (1984), The Voyage (1992), and Monsters of Grace (1998); his film music includes scores for Kundun (1998), The Truman Show (1999), and The Hours (2002)

glass

(glæs, glɑs)

n.
1. a hard, brittle, noncrystalline, more or less transparent substance, atomically a supercooled liquid, usu. produced by fusing silicates containing soda and lime, as in the ordinary variety used for windows and bottles.
2. any artificial or natural substance having similar properties and composition, as fused borax or obsidian.
3. something made of such a substance, as a windowpane.
4. a tumbler or other comparatively tall, handleless drinking container.
5. glasses, Also called eyeglasses. a device to compensate for defective vision or to protect the eyes from light, dust, etc., consisting usu. of two glass or plastic lenses set in a frame that includes two sidepieces extending over or around the ears (usu. used with pair of).
6. a mirror.
7. things made of glass, collectively; glassware: to collect old glass.
8. a glassful.
9. a lens, esp. one used as a magnifying glass.
10. any of various optical instruments, as a spyglass.
adj.
11. made of glass: a glass tray.
12. furnished or fitted with panes of glass; glazed.
v.t.
13. to fit with panes of glass.
14. to cover or enclose with glass.
15. to coat or cover with fiberglass.
16. to scan with an optical instrument, as binoculars.
17. to reflect.
[before 900; Middle English glas, Old English glæs, c. Old Saxon glas, gles, Old High German glas]
glass′less, adj.

Glass

(glæs, glɑs)

n.
1. Carter, 1858–1946, U.S. statesman.
2. Philip, born 1937, U.S. composer.

glass

(glăs)
A transparent or translucent material that has no crystalline structure and that usually breaks or shatters easily. It is made by melting a silicate, such as sand, with soda and lime. The soda causes the silicate particles to fuse, and the lime acts as a stabilizer.
Did You Know? Windows, television screens, and eyeglasses all take advantage of the fact that we can see through glass. Like common sand, glass is made of silicon dioxide. But if they are made of the same chemical, why should sand be impossible to see through and glass be transparent? The startling see-through property of glass owes its existence to another amazing fact: although glass is hard, it is not truly a solid. Some scientists think of glass as a sort of frozen liquid, whereas others talk about glass as being a disordered kind of solid. Glass is thus different from what we usually think of as either a solid or a liquid. Rather than having the orderly arrangement of most hard matter, the microscopic structure of glass resembles a liquid, stuck in time. The interiors of true solids have boundaries that scatter light, causing it to bounce off. Glass's liquid-like lack of these boundaries lets the light through.

cup

glassmug
1. 'cup'

A cup is a small, round container, usually with a handle, from which you drink hot drinks such as tea and coffee. When you are not holding a cup, you usually rest it on a saucer.

John put his cup and saucer on the coffee table.

A cup is also a unit of measurement used in cooking.

Mix four cups of flour with a pinch of salt.
2. 'glass'

A glass is a container made out of glass and used for cold drinks.

I put down my glass and stood up.
He poured Ellen a glass of juice.
3. 'mug'

A mug is a large deep cup with straight sides and a handle, used for hot drinks. You don't rest a mug on a saucer.

He spooned instant coffee into two of the mugs.
4. containers and contents

You can use cup, glass, and mug to talk about either the containers or their contents.

I dropped the cup and it broke.
Drink eight glasses of water a day.

glass


Past participle: glassed
Gerund: glassing

Imperative
glass
glass
Present
I glass
you glass
he/she/it glasses
we glass
you glass
they glass
Preterite
I glassed
you glassed
he/she/it glassed
we glassed
you glassed
they glassed
Present Continuous
I am glassing
you are glassing
he/she/it is glassing
we are glassing
you are glassing
they are glassing
Present Perfect
I have glassed
you have glassed
he/she/it has glassed
we have glassed
you have glassed
they have glassed
Past Continuous
I was glassing
you were glassing
he/she/it was glassing
we were glassing
you were glassing
they were glassing
Past Perfect
I had glassed
you had glassed
he/she/it had glassed
we had glassed
you had glassed
they had glassed
Future
I will glass
you will glass
he/she/it will glass
we will glass
you will glass
they will glass
Future Perfect
I will have glassed
you will have glassed
he/she/it will have glassed
we will have glassed
you will have glassed
they will have glassed
Future Continuous
I will be glassing
you will be glassing
he/she/it will be glassing
we will be glassing
you will be glassing
they will be glassing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glassing
you have been glassing
he/she/it has been glassing
we have been glassing
you have been glassing
they have been glassing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glassing
you will have been glassing
he/she/it will have been glassing
we will have been glassing
you will have been glassing
they will have been glassing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glassing
you had been glassing
he/she/it had been glassing
we had been glassing
you had been glassing
they had been glassing
Conditional
I would glass
you would glass
he/she/it would glass
we would glass
you would glass
they would glass
Past Conditional
I would have glassed
you would have glassed
he/she/it would have glassed
we would have glassed
you would have glassed
they would have glassed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structureglass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
drinking glass, glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
glassware, glasswork - an article of tableware made of glass
plate glass, sheet glass - glass formed into large thin sheets
natural glass - magma of any composition that cooled very rapidly
milk glass, opal glass - a milky white translucent or opaque glass
optical glass - clear homogeneous glass of known refractive index; used to make lenses
crown glass - a glass blown into a globe which is later flattened and spun to form a disk
soft glass - glass having a relatively low softening point
ground glass - glass that diffuses light due to a rough surface produced by abrasion or etching
ground glass - particulate glass made by grinding and used as an abrasive
lead glass - glass containing lead oxide; has a high refractive index
laminated glass, safety glass, shatterproof glass - glass made with plates of plastic or resin or other material between two sheets of glass to prevent shattering
sodium silicate, soluble glass, water glass - a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs
stained glass - glass that has been colored in some way; used for church windows
wire glass - a glass that contains a layer of wire netting in it
Pyrex - a borosilicate glass with a low coefficient of expansion; used for heat-resistant glassware in cooking and chemistry
solid - matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
2.glass - a container for holding liquids while drinkingglass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
beer glass - a relatively large glass for serving beer
bumper - a glass filled to the brim (especially as a toast); "we quaffed a bumper of ale"
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
goblet - a drinking glass with a base and stem
highball glass - a tall glass for serving highballs
liqueur glass - a small glass for serving a small amount of liqueur (typically after dinner)
parfait glass - a tall slender glass with a short stem in which parfait is served
rummer - a large drinking glass (ovoid bowl on a stem) for drinking toasts
schooner - a large beer glass
seidel - a glass for beer
jigger, shot glass, pony - a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
brandy glass, brandy snifter, snifter - a globular glass with a small top; used for serving brandy
tumbler - a glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem; originally had a round bottom
water glass - a glass for drinking water
wineglass - a glass that has a stem and in which wine is served
glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
3.glass - the quantity a glass will hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
4.glass - a small refracting telescopeglass - a small refracting telescope  
refracting telescope - optical telescope that has a large convex lens that produces an image that is viewed through the eyepiece
5.glass - an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
controlled substance - a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
6.glass - a mirrorglass - a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
mirror - polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
7.glass - glassware collectively; "She collected old glass"
glassware, glasswork - an article of tableware made of glass
Verb1.glass - furnish with glass; "glass the windows"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
double-glaze - provide with two sheets of glass
2.glass - scan (game in the forest) with binoculars
scan - examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
3.glass - enclose with glass; "glass in a porch"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
4.glass - put in a glass container
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
5.glass - become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance; "Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"

glass

noun
Related words
adjective vitric, vitreous
fear nelophobia
Translations
تِلِسْكوب: مِقْرابزُجاجزُجَاجكَأْسكأس زُجاجي
чаша
sklenicesklozrcadlobarometrskleněný
glasglas-spejlbarometer
vitro
lasilasinenjuomalasi
čašastaklo
pohárüveg
gelaskaca
glerloftvogspegillglas
ガラスコップグラス
유리유리 잔
vitrum
akiniaiišraiškos nebuvimaslygumasstiklasstiklinė
stiklsbarometrsglāzespogulisstikla-
paharsticlă
sklozrkadlopohár
kozarecsteklo
glas
แก้ว
lythủy tinh

glass

[glɑːs]
A. N
1. (= material) → vidrio m, cristal m
under glass [exhibit] → bajo vidrio, en una vitrina; [plant] → en invernadero
2. (= glassware) → cristalería f, artículos mpl de cristal
3. (= tumbler, schooner, etc, drinking vessel for water) → vaso m; (for wine, sherry, champagne) → copa f; (for beer) → caña f; (for liqueur, brandy) → copita f
4. (= glassful) [of beer, water, wine] → vaso m; [of liqueur, brandy] → copa f
5. (= barometer) → barómetro m
6. (= mirror) → espejo m
to look at o.s. in the glassmirarse en el espejo
7. (= spyglass) → catalejo m
8. glasses (= spectacles) → gafas fpl, lentes mpl, anteojos mpl (esp LAm); (= binoculars) → gemelos mpl
B. CPD [bottle, ornament, eye] → de vidrio or cristal; [slipper] → de cristal
glass case Nvitrina f
glass ceiling Ntope m or barrera f invisible (que impide ascender profesionalmente a las mujeres o miembros de minorías étnicas)
glass door Npuerta f vidriera or de cristales
glass eye Nojo m de cristal
glass fibre, glass fiber (US) Nfibra f de vidrio; (as modifier) → de fibra de vidrio
a glass fibre boatuna embarcación de fibra de vidrio
glass house N people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stonessiempre habla el que más tiene que callar, mira quién fue a hablar
glass industry Nindustria f vidriera
glass slipper Nzapatilla f de cristal
glass wool Nlana f de vidrio

glass

[ˈglɑːs]
n
(= material) → verre m
(to drink from)verre m
a glass of milk → un verre de lait
(= mirror) → miroir m
modif [bottle, jar, ornament] → en verre; [roof] → de verreglass-blowing [ˈglɑːsbləʊɪŋ] nsoufflage m (du verre)glass ceiling n (fig) plafond dans l'échelle hiérarchique au-dessus duquel les femmes ou les membres d'une minorité ethnique ne semblent pouvoir s'éleverglass door nporte f vitréeglassed-in [ˌglɑːstˈɪn] adj [room, building] → vitré(e)

glass

n
(= substance)Glas nt; a pane of glasseine Glasscheibe; to be grown under glass (Hort) → unter Glas gezogen werden
(= object, vessel, contents, glassware)Glas nt; (dated, = mirror) → Spiegel m; a glass of wineein Glas Wein; he’s quite friendly when he’s had a glass (inf)er ist recht freundlich, wenn er ein Gläschen getrunken hat
(= spectacles) glasses pl, pair of glassesBrille f; he wears thick glasseser trägt eine starke Brille or starke Gläser
(= instrument) (= magnifying glass)(Vergrößerungs)glas nt, → Lupe f; (= telescope)Teleskop nt, → Fernrohr nt; (= barometer)Barometer nt; glasses pl (= binoculars)(Fern)glas nt
vtverglasen
adj attrGlas-; glass bottleGlasflasche f; people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones (Prov) → wer im Glashaus sitzt, soll nicht mit Steinen werfen (Prov)

glass

in cpdsGlas-;
glass block
nGlasbaustein m
glass-blower
nGlasbläser(in) m(f)
glass-blowing
nGlasbläserei f
glass brick
nGlasziegel m
glass case
nGlaskasten m, → Vitrine f
glass ceiling
n (fig)gläserne Decke; she hit the glasssie kam als Frau beruflich nicht mehr weiter
glass cloth
nGläsertuch nt
glass-cutter
n (= tool)Glasschneider m; (= person)Glasschleifer(in) m(f)

glass

:
glass eye
nGlasauge nt
glass fibre, (US) glass fiber
nGlasfaser f
glassful
n = glass N b
glasshouse
n (Brit)
(Hort) → Gewächshaus nt
(Mil sl) → Bau m, → Bunker m (sl)
glasspaper
nGlaspapier nt
glassware
nGlaswaren pl
glass wool
nGlaswolle f
glassworks
n sing or plGlashütte f

glass

[glɑːs]
1. n
a. (material, pane of glass) → vetro; (glassware) → cristalleria; (drinking vessel, glassful) → bicchiere m; (barometer) → barometro; (mirror) → specchio
a wine glass → un bicchiere da vino, calice m
grown under glass → di serra, coltivato/a in serra
see also glasses
2. adj (bottle, eye) → di vetro; (industry) → del vetro

glass

(glaːs) noun
1. a hard usually breakable transparent substance. The bottle is made of glass; (also adjective) a glass bottle.
2. a usually tall hollow object made of glass, used for drinking. There are six glasses on the tray; sherry-glasses.
3. (also ˈlooking-glass) a mirror.
4. a barometer, or the atmospheric pressure shown by one. The glass is falling.
ˈglasses noun plural
spectacles.
ˈglassful noun
the amount that a drinking-glass will hold. Pour in two glassfuls of water.
ˈglassy adjective
1. not showing any expression. a glassy stare.
2. like glass. a glassy sea.
ˈglassiness noun

glasses , meaning spectacles, is plural: His reading glasses are broken .
but a pair of glasses takes a singular verb: A pair of glasses has been found .

glass

زُجَاج, كَأْس sklenice, sklo glas Glas γυαλί vaso, vidrio juomalasi, lasi verre čaša, staklo bicchiere, vetro ガラス, コップ 유리, 유리 잔 glas glass szklanka, szkło copo, vidro стекло, стеклянный стакан glas แก้ว bardak, cam ly, thủy tinh 玻璃, 玻璃杯

glass

n. vidrio, cristal;
magnifying ___lente de aumento.

glass

n (material) vidrio; (tumbler) vaso; a glass of milk..un vaso de leche
References in classic literature ?
One morning, being left alone with him a few minutes in the parlour, I ventured to approach the window-recess-- which his table, chair, and desk consecrated as a kind of study--and I was going to speak, though not very well knowing in what words to frame my inquiry--for it is at all times difficult to break the ice of reserve glassing over such natures as his--when he saved me the trouble by being the first to commence a dialogue.