The waiter filled our glasses with water.
She drank two glasses of water.
She was wearing dark glasses with thick black frames.
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Serve them in individual glasses to limit germs spreading around the table.—Patricia S York, Southern Living, 18 Sep. 2023 An exterior sliding glass window allowed for walk-up service.—Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 18 Sep. 2023 He’s also specifically worked on the development of pharmaceutical drugs designed to reduce the need for glasses in patients with vision loss.—Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 18 Sep. 2023 Meta’s next pair of smart glasses made in partnership with Ray-Ban owner Luxottica might be released sometime soon.—Jay Peters, The Verge, 16 Sep. 2023 The force of the blast hurled pieces of glass and shrapnel that were embedded in Collins Rudolph’s face.—Kara Nelson, CNN, 15 Sep. 2023 Daniel, 7, was not injured, his mother suffered cuts from glass and Serhii had to be extracted from the vehicle and had severe injuries to his left leg.—Alexandra Kukulka, Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, Bryce Dessner’s bold score blurs together past and present through the incorporation of diegetic noises, so that the clang of broken glass becomes an unbearable cacophony reverberating between Barbe-Nicole’s stress now and François’ mania then.—Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Sep. 2023 Lambo’s seminal supercar also inspired the glass roof of the concept, where horizontal rails echo the groove into which the Countach’s periscope-style rear mirror is housed.—WIRED, 6 Sep. 2023
The Pirates prefer to glass the offensive glass and score off turnovers, similar to the Longhorns.—Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Mar. 2023 Kentuckians collect the Kentucky Derby glasses their mint juleps are served in at Churchill Downs and carry them home in stacks.—Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 24 Apr. 2023 The former traffic cop pushes her tortoiseshell glasses up her nose and surveys her class of property managers and landlords, who have so far failed to match her pep at 9 in the morning.—Jack Ross, USA TODAY, 25 Feb. 2023 Our fingers take a little while to get used to glass.—Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 25 Sep. 2017 Climate activists in Austria on Tuesday attacked a famous painting by artist Gustav Klimt with a black, oily liquid and one then glued himself to glass protecting the painting’s frame.—Kirsten Grieshaber, Fortune, 15 Nov. 2022 As businesses switch from plastic containers to glass to meet their sustainable packaging goals, competition for bottles is intensifying.—Carol Ryan, WSJ, 23 Aug. 2022 In 1825, the Boston Sandwich Glass Company relocated to Cape Cod because the sand lends itself nicely to glass blowing.—Lea Lane, Forbes, 6 July 2022 One of his first acts as Colorado athletic director in 2005 was to change the large wooden doors of his office to glass to encourage visitors.—Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2021 See More
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Middle English glas, from Old English glæs; akin to Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
: an amorphous inorganic usually transparent or translucent substance consisting of a mixture of silicates or sometimes borates or phosphates formed by fusion of silica or of oxides of boron or phosphorus with a flux and a stabilizer into a mass that cools to a rigid condition without crystallization
: a substance resembling glass especially in hardness and transparency
organic glasses made from plastics
: an optical instrument or device that has one or more lenses and is designed to aid in the viewing of objects not readily seen
glasses plural: a device used to correct defects of vision or to protect the eyes that consists typically of a pair of glass or plastic lenses and the frame by which they are held in place