water glass

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water glass

1. A drinking glass or goblet.
2. An open tube or box having a glass bottom for making observations below the surface of the water.
4. A water gauge made of glass.
5. See clepsydra.

water glass



1. (Elements & Compounds) a viscous syrupy solution of sodium silicate in water: used as a protective coating for cement and a preservative, esp for eggs
2. (Horology) another name for water clock, water gauge
3. (Mechanical Engineering) another name for water clock, water gauge

wa′ter glass`

or wa′ter•glass`,

1. a drinking glass; tumbler.
2. a glass container for holding water, as for growing bulbs, plants, or the like.
3. a device, as a tube or a box with a glass bottom, for observing objects beneath the surface of water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water glass - a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs
glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
2.water glass - a glass for drinking waterwater glass - a glass for drinking water    
drinking glass, glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
3.water glass - gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoirwater glass - gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir
gauge, gage - a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
water level - a water gauge that shows the level by showing the surface of the water in a trough or U-shaped tube
4.water glass - clock that measures time by the escape of waterwater glass - clock that measures time by the escape of water
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
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