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verb (used with object)
to furnish or fill with glass:
to glaze a window.
to give a vitreous surface or coating to (a ceramic or the like), as by the application of a substance or by fusion of the body.
to cover with a smooth, glossy surface or coating.
to coat (a food) with sugar, a sugar syrup, or some other glossy, edible substance.
to cover (a painted surface or parts of it) with a thin layer of transparent color in order to modify the tone.
to give a glassy surface to, as by polishing.
to give a coating of ice to (frozen food) by dipping in water.
to grind (cutlery blades) in preparation for finishing.
verb (used without object)
Their eyes glazed over as the lecturer droned on.
(of a grinding wheel) to lose abrasive quality through polishing of the surface from wear.
a smooth, glossy surface or coating.
the substance for producing such a coating.
a vitreous layer or coating on a piece of pottery.
the substance of which such a layer or coating is made.
a thin layer of transparent color spread over a painted surface.
a smooth, lustrous surface on certain fabrics, produced by treating the material with a chemical and calendering.
a substance used to coat a food, especially sugar or sugar syrup.
stock cooked down to a thin paste for applying to the surface of meats.
. a thin coating of ice on terrestrial objects, caused by rain that freezes on impact.
verb (used with object),
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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My eyes started to
over after the first couple of dozen comments.
They can be used as a spread or as the basis for a meat
Though some are marked with splashes and smudges of
, all have an endearing freshness and even joy.
Earthenware pottery is covered with a white tin
, which is then decorated with pigments before the white
We prepare potatoes browned in a sugar-and-butter
and served with heavy gravy.
Maiolica is another name for tin-
d earthenware, made by bathing clay vessels in a
that incorporates tin oxides.
poisoning occurs when someone swallows these substances.
Add half of the aromatics in the sieve back into the
Lemon tarts sparkle from every pastry shop window, but tarts with sparkle that's more than
-deep are rare.
For a deeper flavor, use a few spoonfuls of meat
to enrich the sauce.
British Dictionary definitions for
) to fit or cover with glass
) to cover with a vitreous solution, rendering impervious to liquid and smooth to the touch
) to cover (a painting) with a layer of semitransparent colour to modify the tones
) to cover (foods) with a shiny coating by applying beaten egg, sugar, etc
) to make glossy or shiny
intr, often foll by over.
to become or cause to become glassy
his eyes were glazing over
a vitreous or glossy coating
the substance used to produce such a coating
a semitransparent coating applied to a painting to modify the tones
a smooth lustrous finish on a fabric produced by applying various chemicals
something used to give a glossy surface to foods
a syrup glaze
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for
"to fit with glass," from
), probably infl. by
(late 14c.). Noun sense of "substance used to make a glossy coating" is first attested 1784.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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