[ gley-zing ]
/ ˈgleɪ zɪŋ /


the act of furnishing or fitting with glass; the business or work of a glazier.
panes or sheets of glass set or made to be set in frames, as in windows, doors, or mirrors.
the act of applying a glaze.
the glassy surface of something glazed.

Origin of glazing

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at glaze, -ing1

Related forms

self-glaz·ing, adjective

Definition for glazing (2 of 2)


[ 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.


Origin of glaze

1325–75; Middle English glasen, derivative of glas glass

Related forms

glaz·i·ly, adverbglaz·i·ness, nounre·glaze, verb (used with object), re·glazed, re·glaz·ing.sem·i·glaze, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for glazing (1 of 2)


/ (ˈɡleɪzɪŋ) /


the surface of a glazed object
glass fitted, or to be fitted, in a door, frame, etc

British Dictionary definitions for glazing (2 of 2)


/ (ɡleɪz) /



Derived Forms

glazed, adjectiveglazer, nounglazy, adjective

Word Origin for glaze

C14 glasen, from glas glass
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