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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.
3. See sodium silicate.
4. A water gauge made of glass.
5. See clepsydra.
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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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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 water|
|3.||water 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 water|
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
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