glaze

14 ENTRIES FOUND:

1glaze

verb \ˈglāz\
glazedglaz·ing

Definition of GLAZE

transitive verb
1
:  to furnish or fit with glass
2
a :  to coat with or as if with a glaze <the storm glazed trees with ice>
b :  to apply a glaze to <glaze doughnuts>
3
:  to give a smooth glossy surface to
intransitive verb
1
:  to become glazed or glassy <my eyes glazed over>
2
:  to form a glaze
glaz·er noun

Origin of GLAZE

Middle English glasen, from glas glass
First Known Use: 14th century

2glaze

noun

: a liquid mixture that is put on the surface of something and that becomes shiny and smooth when it is dry

Full Definition of GLAZE

1
:  a smooth slippery coating of thin ice
2
a (1) :  a liquid preparation applied to food on which it forms a firm glossy coating (2) :  a mixture mostly of oxides (as silica and alumina) applied to the surface of ceramic wares to form a moisture-impervious and often lustrous or ornamental coating
b :  a transparent or translucent color applied to modify the effect of a painted surface
c :  a smooth glossy or lustrous surface or finish
3
:  a glassy film

Examples of GLAZE

  1. The pot is covered with a bright red glaze.
  2. doughnuts with a chocolate glaze
  3. The pot needs more glaze.

First Known Use of GLAZE

1752

3glaze

intransitive verb
glazedglaz·ing

Definition of GLAZE

archaic
:  stare

Origin of GLAZE

probably blend of glare and gaze
First Known Use: 1601

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