- having a surface covered with a glaze; lustrous; smooth; glassy.
- fitted or set with glass.
- having a fixed, dazed, or lifeless expression.
Origin of glazed
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3. glassy, dull, dim, expressionless.
- 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.
- Cookery. to coat (a food) with sugar, a sugar syrup, or some other glossy, edible substance.
- Fine Arts. 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.
- to become glazed or glassy: 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.
- Fine Arts. 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.
- Also called glaze ice, silver frost, silver thaw, verglas; especially British, glazed frost. a thin coating of ice on terrestrial objects, caused by rain that freezes on impact.Compare rime1(def 1).
Origin of glaze
1325–75; Middle English glasen, derivative of glas glass
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Examples from the Web for glazed
For the Glazed Radishes Trim the radishes, leaving a bit of the stem, and rinse.Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook
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“We have around 2,000 martyrs from Misrata,” Derrat says with glazed red eyes.Can the Rebels Hang On?
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Return to oven and bake until sugar melts and potatoes are glazed, about 15 minutes.5 Iconic Recipes From an Iconic Chef
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Rumor has it that Luther Vandross used to make sandwiches with glazed doughnuts instead of bread.Would You Eat This Sandwich?
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Halson roused himself from the reverie in which he was sitting with glazed eyes.Quaint Courtships
Then opening the glazed door leading to the shop, she said quietly “Adolf!”The Secret Agent
But the old lady kept her glazed eyes fixed on Amanda's face.Meadow Grass
His glazed eye searched the shining skies as he stumbled along.Slaves of Mercury
At the further end a glazed partition concealed a dark kitchen.Therese Raquin
- (tr) to fit or cover with glass
- (tr) ceramics to cover with a vitreous solution, rendering impervious to liquid and smooth to the touch
- (tr) to cover (a painting) with a layer of semitransparent colour to modify the tones
- (tr) to cover (foods) with a shiny coating by applying beaten egg, sugar, etc
- (tr) to make glossy or shiny
- (when intr, often foll by over) to become or cause to become glassyhis 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 foodsa syrup glaze
C14 glasen, from glas glass
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Word Origin and History for glazed
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