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Definitions of "glass"

  • 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. noun
  • Something usually made of glass, especially: noun
  • A drinking vessel. noun
  • A mirror. noun
  • A barometer. noun
  • A window or windowpane. noun
  • A pair of lenses mounted in a light frame, used to correct faulty vision or protect the eyes. noun
  • A binocular or field glass. Often used in the plural. noun
  • A device, such as a monocle or spyglass, containing a lens or lenses and used as an aid to vision. noun
  • The quantity contained by a drinking vessel; a glassful. noun
  • Objects made of glass; glassware. noun
  • Made or consisting of glass. adjective
  • Fitted with panes of glass; glazed. adjective
  • To enclose or encase with glass. verb-transitive
  • To put into a glass container. verb-transitive
  • To provide with glass or glass parts. verb-transitive
  • To make glassy; glaze. verb-transitive
  • To see reflected, as in a mirror. verb-transitive
  • To reflect. verb-transitive

The word "glass" in example sentences

On my departure from the Tuilleries my friend conducted me to a famous glass manufactory, where I saw several mirrors of very large dimensions, and also a _staircase of glass_, which had a splendid effect, and was the first thing of the kind I had ever seen.. [A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium]

Cooked in the shell (medium or soft-boiled) eggs should be served in an egg cup or egg glass, on a plate, and _under cup or glass_.. [How to Prepare and Serve a Meal; and Interior Decoration]

Worgorn (Wroxeter); that of Emrys (Ambrosius) at Caer Caradawg; _bangor wydrin_ (glass) in the _glass isle_, Afallach; _bangor Illtud_, or. [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"]

Coloured glass is of two kinds: (1) _Stained glass_, made by mixing metallic oxides with the glass when in a state of fusion, the colours thus going through the whole mass; (2) _Painted glass_, in which colouring is laid upon the white or tinted glass, and fixed by the action of fire.. [English Villages]

Alas, how many millions have been ruined forever by the taking of only one single glass at first, _only one glass_!. [The Black-Sealed Letter Or, The Misfortunes of a Canadian Cockney.]

He compared leeches in glass bottles from one 18th Century invention with social networking, because the inventor said * glass* bottles were used so the "little comrades … were not in social isolation".. [what are we doing today, brain?]

_glass_ for using _a second time_, inasmuch as a haziness is cast upon the glass, and its former enamel seems lost, not to be regained even by using acids.. [Notes and Queries, Number 190, June 18, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.]

Tell them by the time they join the workforce, the term "glass ceiling" will only be read in the history books.. [Hillary St. Pierre: Choosing Common Sense over Sexy Banter and Bra Size]

Since the 1980's when the term "glass ceiling" was first coined, women are making progress pushing through the barriers to reach equality in the workplace.. [ News]

State of the art in glass is about 300g these days, though these ultra-light bottles could be more attractive.. [Tony Soter sheds some weight [carbon footprint] | Dr Vino's wine blog]

BAuer was talking about the use of the term glass doll for adults in Taiwan who suffer from a rare bone disease that makes their bones extremely brittle, and they are nicknamed in Taiwan's media, both English and Chinese media, as glass dolls.. [ CHINESE 'JEW.']

 If the glass is already broken then remove as many loose pieces before you start working on the glass panel.. [SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1125]

The show has an obscure, down-in-the-dumps humor to it, where the glass is always half full and emptying, but there's a good bit of slapstick, too.. [Be on the look out for things that make you laugh]

__ Thinking the glass is always half-full isn't realistic.. [Gretchen Rubin: Are You a 'Tigger' or an 'Eeyore'? Reconciling Bubbly and Gloomy Personalities]

Of course, the wine in the glass is the best reward.. [le moi - French Word-A-Day]

In short, for liberals the glass is always half empty.. [Matthew Yglesias » Where Are the Obama Boosters?]

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@TheGabbieShow: isn’t it crazy how depending on your mental state you can either spill a glass of water and be like “HAHA OOPS CLUMSY ME…


@troysotrill: The glass is broken and the snacks still there lmaaaoooo y’all different as hell


@mikeybarreneche I think I would rather walk on glass


@troysotrill: The glass is broken and the snacks still there lmaaaoooo y’all different as hell


@troysotrill: The glass is broken and the snacks still there lmaaaoooo y’all different as hell

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