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glaze

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verb \ˈglāz\

Definition of glaze

glazed

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glazing

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

  3. 2a :  to coat with or as if with a glaze the storm glazed trees with iceb :  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

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Origin and Etymology of glaze

Middle English glasen, from glas glass


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glaze

noun

Definition of glaze

  1. 1 :  a smooth slippery coating of thin ice

  2. 2a (1) :  a liquid preparation applied to food on which it forms a firm glossy coating (2) :  a mixture mostly of oxides (such as silica and alumina) applied to the surface of ceramic wares to form a moisture-impervious and often lustrous or ornamental coatingb :  a transparent or translucent color applied to modify the effect of a painted surfacec :  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.

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First Known Use of glaze

1752


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glaze

verb

Definition of glaze

glazed

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glazing

archaic

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  stare

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Origin and Etymology of glaze

probably blend of glare and gaze


GLAZE Defined for English Language Learners

glaze

noun

Definition of glaze for English Language Learners

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


GLAZE Defined for Kids

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glaze

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verb \ˈglāz\

Definition of glaze for Students

glazed

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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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