glaze

[ gleyz ]
/ gleɪz /

verb (used with object), glazed, glaz·ing.

verb (used without object), glazed, glaz·ing.

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.

noun

Origin of glaze

1325–75; Middle English glasen, derivative of glas glass
Related formsglaz·i·ly, adverbglaz·i·ness, nounre·glaze, verb (used with object), re·glazed, re·glaz·ing.sem·i·glaze, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for glaze

glaze

/ (ɡleɪz) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsglazed, adjectiveglazer, nounglazy, adjective

Word Origin for glaze

C14 glasen, from glas glass
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Word Origin and History for glaze

glaze


v.

mid-14c., glasen "to fit with glass," from glas (see glass), probably influenced by glazier. Noun sense of "substance used to make a glossy coating" is first attested 1784; in reference to ice, from 1752. Related: Glazed; glazing.

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