Origin of glass
OTHER WORDS FROM glassglassless, adjectiveglasslike, adjectivenon·glass, adjectiveun·glassed, adjective
Words nearby glass
Other definitions for glass (2 of 2)
How to use glass in a sentence
Tugged away in a low-rise warehouse-turned-office in Guangzhou, the place is dotted with well-tended bonsai and staff sitting on bean bags behind glass meeting rooms.Podcast is social: How China’s Lizhi makes audio interactive|Rita Liao|August 28, 2020|TechCrunch
It’s having all of the tools that you need to package it into the glass vials with the rubber stoppers, having the needles and the alcohol swabs to administer it, and then getting it to the people who need it.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 27, 2020|Freakonomics
He thought that the sun could deliver an outsized push because it created vibrations at precisely the frequency of one of Laplace’s oscillations, much as an opera singer can shatter a wine glass with the right pitch.
For decades, observing at the world’s biggest and best telescopes meant climbing into cramped spaces high above the mirror, juggling glass photographic plates and hunching over a camera through long chilly nights.
A half-hour drive found us in a parking lot by a large glass building.The Deck Is Not Rigged: Poker and the Limits of AI|Maria Konnikova|August 7, 2020|Singularity Hub
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
Park employees helped John quit tobacco by way of a butts-proof glass enclosure, a drastic change in diet, and regular exercise.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would shake a chilled Coke, and then spray the soda into a cold glass of milk.
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.
I was rather awed by his imposing appearance, and advanced timidly to the doors, which were of glass, and pulled the bell.
When she arrived she made a regular entry into the city in a coach all gold and glass, drawn by eight superb plumed horses.
The doors (Indian bungalows have hardly any windows, each door being half glass) were open front and back.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Where the outside conditions are not very favourable, practically all the British species may be grown with ease under glass.
It is only necessary to have a zinc, or a galvanized tray on which to stand the glass in an inverted position.
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 forms of glassglassless, adjectiveglasslike, adjective
Word Origin for glass
British Dictionary definitions for glass (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for glass
Scientific 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.
Other 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