- ice placed in a drink to cool it.
Origin of glace
- frosted or iced, as cake.
- candied, as fruits.
- finished with a gloss, as kid or silk.
- to make glacé.
Origin of glacé
Examples from the Web for glace
Gloves—White or Pearl, Grey glace, one button, self-stitched.The Copeland Method
Page 148: "glace" changed to "glance" (only necessary to glance backward a short way).Western Scenes and Reminiscences
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
When taken from the oven, sprinkle the top of each with moist sugar if desired, or glace by brushing with milk while baking.Science in the Kitchen.
Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Glace the top with vanilla icing, and sprinkle a band one-half inch wide along the edge with chopped pistache nuts.
Same as lemon cake, but fill the cake with orange butter filling, and glace the top with pink icing flavored with orange.
- crystallized or candiedglacé cherries
- covered in icing
- (of leather, silk, etc) having a glossy finish
- mainly US frozen or iced
- (tr) to ice or candy (cakes, fruits, etc)
Word Origin and History for glace
"having a smooth, polished surface," 1847, from French glacé, past participle of glacer "to ice, give a gloss to," from Vulgar Latin *glaciare "to turn or make into ice," from Latin glacies "ice" (see glacial).