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glaze

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verb \ˈglāz\

Definition of glaze

glazed

glazing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish or fit with glass

  3. 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>

  4. 3 :  to give a smooth glossy surface to

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to become glazed or glassy <my eyes glazed over>

  7. 2 :  to form a glaze

glazer

noun


Origin and Etymology of glaze

Middle English glasen, from glas glass


First Known Use: 14th century


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glaze

noun

Simple Definition of glaze

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of glaze

  1. 1 :  a smooth slippery coating of thin ice

  2. 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. 3 :  a glassy film

Examples of glaze in a sentence

  1. The pot is covered with a bright red glaze.

  2. doughnuts with a chocolate glaze

  3. The pot needs more glaze.



1752

First Known Use of glaze

1752


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glaze

verb

Definition of glaze

glazed

glazing

archaic

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  stare



Origin and Etymology of glaze

probably blend of glare and gaze


First Known Use: 1601


GLAZE Defined for Kids

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glaze

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verb \ˈglāz\

Definition of glaze for Students

glazed

glazing

  1. 1 :  to cover with a smooth or glossy coating <glaze pottery>

  2. 2 :  to become dull <His eyes glazed over with boredom.>




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glaze

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noun

Definition of glaze for Students

  1. :  a glassy surface or coating




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