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Meaning of GLASS

Pronunciation:  glas

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small refracting telescope
  2. [n]  a glass container for holding liquids while drinking
  3. [n]  glassware collectively; "She collected old glass"
  4. [n]  a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
  5. [n]  the quantity a glass will hold
  6. [n]  a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  7. [v]  become glassy; of eyes; "Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"
  8. [v]  put in a glass container
  9. [v]  enclose with glass; "glass in a porch"
  10. [v]  scan with binoculars, as for game in the forest
  11. [v]  furnish with glass, as of a window

GLASS is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: drinking glass, field glass, glass in, glass over, glassful, glaze, glaze, glaze over, looking glass, spyglass
 See Also: beer glass, brandy glass, brandy snifter, change, container, containerful, crown glass, double-glaze, drinking glass, enclose, enclose, furnish, glass, glass, glassware, glassware, glasswork, glasswork, goblet, ground glass, highball glass, inclose, inclose, insert, introduce, jigger, laminated glass, lead glass, liqueur glass, milk glass, mirror, natural glass, opal glass, optical glass, parfait glass, plate glass, pony, provide, put in, Pyrex, refracting telescope, render, rummer, safety glass, scan, schooner, seidel, shatterproof glass, sheet glass, shot glass, shut in, snifter, sodium silicate, soft glass, solid, soluble glass, stained glass, stick in, supply, tumbler, water glass, water glass, wineglass, wire glass



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glass\, n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G.,
    Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS.
    gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. {Glare}, n., {Glaze}, v. t.]
    1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent
       substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture,
       and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime,
       potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes
       and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for
       lenses, and various articles of ornament.
    Note: Glass is variously colored by the metallic oxides;
          thus, manganese colors it violet; copper (cuprous),
          red, or (cupric) green; cobalt, blue; uranium,
          yellowish green or canary yellow; iron, green or brown;
          gold, purple or red; tin, opaque white; chromium,
          emerald green; antimony, yellow.
    2. (Chem.) Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance,
       and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
    3. Anything made of glass. Especially:
       (a) A looking-glass; a mirror.
       (b) A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time;
           an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a
           vessel is exhausted of its sand.
                 She would not live The running of one glass.
       (c) A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the
           contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous
           liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
       (d) An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the
           plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears
       (e) A weatherglass; a barometer.
    Note: Glass is much used adjectively or in combination; as,
          glass maker, or glassmaker; glass making or
          glassmaking; glass blower or glassblower, etc.
    {Bohemian glass}, {Cut glass}, etc. See under {Bohemian},
       {Cut}, etc.
    {Crown glass}, a variety of glass, used for making the finest
       plate or window glass, and consisting essentially of
       silicate of soda or potash and lime, with no admixture of
       lead; the convex half of an achromatic lens is composed of
       crown glass; -- so called from a crownlike shape given it
       in the process of blowing.
    {Crystal glass}, or {Flint glass}. See {Flint glass}, in the
    {Cylinder glass}, sheet glass made by blowing the glass in
       the form of a cylinder which is then split longitudinally,
       opened out, and flattened.
    {Glass of antimony}, a vitreous oxide of antimony mixed with
    {Glass blower}, one whose occupation is to blow and fashion
    {Glass blowing}, the art of shaping glass, when reduced by
       heat to a viscid state, by inflating it through a tube.
    {Glass cloth}, a woven fabric formed of glass fibers.
    {Glass coach}, a coach superior to a hackney-coach, hired for
       the day, or any short period, as a private carriage; -- so
       called because originally private carriages alone had
       glass windows. [Eng.] --Smart.
             Glass coaches are [allowed in English parks from
             which ordinary hacks are excluded], meaning by this
             term, which is never used in America, hired
             carriages that do not go on stands.   --J. F.
    {Glass cutter}.
       (a) One who cuts sheets of glass into sizes for window
           panes, ets.
       (b) One who shapes the surface of glass by grinding and
       (c) A tool, usually with a diamond at the point, for
           cutting glass.
    {Glass cutting}.
       (a) The act or process of dividing glass, as sheets of
           glass into panes with a diamond.
       (b) The act or process of shaping the surface of glass by
           appylying it to revolving wheels, upon which sand,
           emery, and, afterwards, polishing powder, are applied;
           especially of glass which is shaped into facets, tooth
           ornaments, and the like. Glass having ornamental
           scrolls, etc., cut upon it, is said to be engraved.
    {Glass metal}, the fused material for making glass.
    {Glass painting}, the art or process of producing decorative
       effects in glass by painting it with enamel colors and
       combining the pieces together with slender sash bars of
       lead or other metal. In common parlance, glass painting
       and glass staining (see {Glass staining}, below) are used
       indifferently for all colored decorative work in windows,
       and the like.
    {Glass paper}, paper faced with pulvirezed glass, and used
       for abrasive purposes.
    {Glass silk}, fine threads of glass, wound, when in fusion,
       on rapidly rotating heated cylinders.
    {Glass silvering}, the process of transforming plate glass
       into mirrors by coating it with a reflecting surface, a
       deposit of silver, or a mercury amalgam.
    {Glass soap}, or {Glassmaker's soap}, the black oxide of
       manganese or other substances used by glass makers to take
       away color from the materials for glass.
    {Glass staining}, the art or practice of coloring glass in
       its whole substance, or, in the case of certain colors, in
       a superficial film only; also, decorative work in glass.
       Cf. Glass painting.
    {Glass tears}. See {Rupert's drop}.
    {Glass works}, an establishment where glass is made.
    {Heavy glass}, a heavy optical glass, consisting essentially
       of a borosilicate of potash.
    {Millefiore glass}. See {Millefiore}.
    {Plate glass}, a fine kind of glass, cast in thick plates,
       and flattened by heavy rollers, -- used for mirrors and
       the best windows.
    {Pressed glass}, glass articles formed in molds by pressure
       when hot.
    {Soluble glass} (Chem.), a silicate of sodium or potassium,
       found in commerce as a white, glassy mass, a stony powder,
       or dissolved as a viscous, sirupy liquid; -- used for
       rendering fabrics incombustible, for hardening artificial
       stone, etc.; -- called also {water glass}.
    {Spun glass}, glass drawn into a thread while liquid.
    {Toughened glass}, {Tempered glass}, glass finely tempered or
       annealed, by a peculiar method of sudden cooling by
       plunging while hot into oil, melted wax, or paraffine,
       etc.; -- called also, from the name of the inventor of the
       process, {Bastie glass}.
    {Water glass}. (Chem.) See {Soluble glass}, above.
    {Window glass}, glass in panes suitable for windows.
  2. \Glass\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glassed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used
             Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror.
             Where the Almighty's form glasses itself in
             tempests.                             --Byron.
    2. To case in glass. [R.] --Shak.
    3. To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze. --Boyle.
    4. To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it
       with a glass burnisher.
Computing Dictionary
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  2. (IBM) silicon.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing glass in your dream, symbolizes passivity. Dreaming that you are drinking from a glass, is an omen of good luck. Dreaming that you are looking through glass, represents your openness and non-defensiveness. Alternatively, you may be putting up an invisible emotional barrier around yourself. Seeing broken glass in your dream means a change in your life. You will find that a situation will come to an abrupt and untimely end. Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating glass, highlights your vulnerability, confusion and frailty. You may have difficulties in communicating your thoughts across and getting the right words out. Alternatively, it may symbolize your hurtful and cutting comments. Perhaps you have been hurt or disappointed by something that someone had said. Or you need to be careful in how you phrase and word things or run the risk of offending others.
Easton Bible Dictionary

was known to the Egyptians at a very early period of their national history, at least B.C. 1500. Various articles both useful and ornamental were made of it, as bottles, vases, etc. A glass bottle with the name of Sargon on it was found among the ruins of the north-west palace of Nimroud. The Hebrew word _zekukith_ (Job 28:17), rendered in the Authorized Version "crystal," is rightly rendered in the Revised Version "glass." This is the only allusion to glass found in the Old Testament. It is referred to in the New Testament in Rev. 4:6; 15:2; 21:18, 21. In Job 37:18, the word rendered "looking-glass" is in the Revised Version properly rendered "mirror," formed, i.e., of some metal. (Comp. Ex. 38:8: "looking-glasses" are brazen mirrors, R.V.). A mirror is referred to also in James 1:23.

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