verb (used with object)
Origin of glass
Related formsglass·less, adjectiveglass·like, adjectivenon·glass, adjectiveun·glassed, adjective
Definition for glass (2 of 3)
Definition for glass (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for glass
Instead of decorating every face on the street, Google Glass hit a contrarian rip tide.You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions|Nina Strochlic|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You meant to chase every glass of wine with a pitcher of H2O, but the holiday cheer somehow steered you off course.
The resulting product included four single-cask variants along with finished pictures of McKidd enjoying a glass of The Macallan.
In The Lodger an ominous character paced the floor, which Hitchcock constructed of glass.
He manages to talk one of them into a glass or two, but for the most part he remains sober.
Morewood came back, sat down, and poured out a glass of wine.Quisant|Anthony Hope
America at large flattens the 'a', and says 'glass of water.'Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A glass lantern slide is carefully cleaned and placed absolutely level.The Mechanism of Life|Stphane Leduc
Soon the crashing of glass was heard, as stones were hurled at the dwellings of known Catholics.Orange and Green|G. A. Henty
“Oh, pray take a glass with the young gentleman,” said Captain Bradshaw, with mock politeness.The King's Own|Captain Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for glass (1 of 2)
- a hard brittle transparent or translucent noncrystalline solid, consisting of metal silicates or similar compounds. It is made from a fused mixture of oxides, such as lime, silicon dioxide, etc, and is used for making windows, mirrors, bottles, etc
- (as modifier)a glass bottle Related adjectives: vitreous, vitric
Derived Formsglassless, adjectiveglasslike, adjective
Word Origin for glass
British Dictionary definitions for glass (2 of 2)
Medicine definitions for glass
Science definitions for glass
A Closer Look
Common sand and glass are both made primarily of silicon and oxygen, yet sand is opaque and glass is transparent. Glass owes its transparency partly to the fact that it is not a typical solid. On the molecular level, solids usually have a highly regular, three-dimensional crystalline structure; the regularities distributed throughout the solid act as mirrors that scatter incoming light. Glass, however, consists of molecules which, though relatively motionless like a typical solid, are not arranged in regular patterns and thus exhibit little scattering; light passes directly through. At a specific temperature, called the melting point, the intermolecular forces holding together the components of a typical solid can no longer maintain the regular structure, which then breaks down, and the material undergoes a phase transition from solid to liquid. The phase transition in glass, however, depends on how quickly the glass is heated (or how quickly it cools), due to its irregular solid structure.
Idioms and Phrases with glass
In addition to the idioms beginning with glass
- glass ceiling
- glass is half full, the
- people who live in glass houses