glosser

glosser

[glos-er, glaw-ser]
noun
1.
a person or thing that puts a gloss or shine on something.
2.
gloss1 ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1820–30; gloss1 + -er1

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gloss1 (ɡlɒs)
 
n
1.  a.  lustre or sheen, as of a smooth surface
 b.  (as modifier): gloss paint
2.  a superficially attractive appearance
3.  See gloss paint
4.  a cosmetic preparation applied to the skin to give it a faint sheen: lip gloss
 
vb
5.  to give a gloss to or obtain a gloss
 
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic glossi flame, Middle High German glosen to glow]
 
'glosser1
 
n
 
'glossless1
 
adj

gloss2 (ɡlɒs)
 
n
1.  a short or expanded explanation or interpretation of a word, expression, or foreign phrase in the margin or text of a manuscript, etc
2.  an intentionally misleading explanation or interpretation
3.  short for glossary
 
vb
4.  to add glosses to
 
[C16: from Latin glōssa unusual word requiring explanatory note, from Ionic Greek]
 
'glosser2
 
n
 
'glossingly2
 
adv

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