[ gleyz ]
/ gleɪz /
verb (used with object), glazed, glaz·ing.
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.
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.
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.
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Origin of glaze
1325–75; Middle English glasen, derivative of glas glass
OTHER WORDS FROM glazeglaz·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 ice (1 of 2)
British a thin clear layer of ice caused by the freezing of rain or water droplets in the air on impact with a cool surface or by refreezing after a thawAlso called: silver frost US term: glaze
British Dictionary definitions for glaze ice (2 of 2)
/ (ɡleɪz) /
(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
Derived forms of glazeglazed, adjectiveglazer, nounglazy, adjective
Word Origin for glaze
C14 glasen, from glas glass
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