- 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
Related Words for glazesheen, enamel, rub, coat, shine, finish, gloss, glint, polish, luster, patina, overlay, furbish, cover, glass, burnish, glance, buff, incrust, vitrify
Examples from the Web for glaze
Contemporary Examples of glaze
The symbolism of a gun-control group grading members of Congress for the first time is a display of power in itself, Glaze says.
“The scorecard is designed to give them a clear sense of where members of Congress stand,” Glaze says.
Cover the grill and cook about seven minutes for the glaze to set and begin to brown a little.Celeb Chefs’ Favorite BBQ Recipes
Jacquelynn D. Powers
July 1, 2011
Consider it a cosmic lesson in exploring the intricacies of circumstance that you often glaze over.Horoscopes for June 5-11, 2011
Starsky + Cox
June 4, 2011
Reduce the finished sauce down to the consistency of a glaze and season.Fresh Picks
July 6, 2010
Historical Examples of glaze
Then glaze them all over with egg, and sprinkle them with bread-crumbs.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
Skim the stock and reduce it to a glaze to cover the sweetbreads.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
If there is no soup of course you make it with a piece of glaze.Culture and Cooking
When nearly cooked, brush them with a little milk or white of egg to glaze them.
When nearly ready, brush over with a little white of egg to glaze them.
- (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