: to furnish or fit with glass
: to coat with or as if with a glaze
the storm glazed trees with ice
: to apply a glaze to
: to give a smooth glossy surface to
: to form a glaze
: a smooth slippery coating of thin ice
: a liquid preparation applied to food on which it forms a firm glossy coating
: 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 coating
: a transparent or translucent color applied to modify the effect of a painted surface
: a smooth glossy or lustrous surface or finish
: a glassy film
Noun The pot is covered with a bright red glaze. doughnuts with a chocolate glaze The pot needs more glaze.
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VerbFix caulking around frames and glazing on panes for a like-new look. —Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 May 2023 The concept of decentralization causes most folks’ eyes to glaze over, understandably: the concept is almost as unwieldy as the word itself. —Casey Newton, The Verge, 2 May 2023 Return to the oven to glaze, about 3 minutes. —Star Tribune, 9 Dec. 2020 The jumbo meatball on show in Amsterdam — sized somewhere between a softball and a volleyball — was for show only and had been glazed to ensure it didn’t get damaged on its journey from Sydney. —Mike Corder, oregonlive, 31 Mar. 2023 Bieber was even seen wearing strawberry glazed donut nails as recently as last month. —Marci Robin, Allure, 27 Mar. 2023 The nitty gritty of how it’s calculated If thoughts of math make your eyes glaze over, feel free to skip this part. —Journal Sentinel, 27 Mar. 2023 The duo behind Game Night have created an adaptation that will appeal to the nostalgic side of existing fans and entertain those whose eyes glaze over at the mention of Dungeon Masters, bards or druids. —Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Mar. 2023 The New Orleans king cake is basically a pillowy giant doughnut ring, laced with cinnamon and sometimes stuffed with cream cheese or fruit, then glazed and decorated with purple, green and gold sprinkles — having one every week during that season was the highlight of the year. —Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 19 Feb. 2023
NounThe juicy, greenish-gray alkaline glaze dripping down the sides resembles certain works from Japan. —Christopher Benfey, The New York Review of Books, 20 Apr. 2023 Amp up gloss with an oil treatment or at-home hair glaze. —Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 14 Apr. 2023 As such, the Earl Grey chocolate bavarois and chocolate sponge cake have been finished with an icy-blue glaze that looks almost too perfect to eat. —Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2023 In this air-fryer dinner recipe, the meat and Brussels sprouts are tossed with a maple and mustard glaze for big flavor and require only 10 minutes to cook to the perfect temperature with juicy results. —Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Feb. 2023 Freezing rain and sleet combined with sustained temperatures below freezing have left a glaze of ice on the roads, creating traffic and driving nightmares throughout much of the Lone Star State Tuesday morning. —Michael Murney, Chron, 31 Jan. 2023 One major concern is for a glaze of ice that could cause dangerous travel conditions from eastern Oklahoma into northwestern Arkansas and southern Missouri, experts say. —Nicole Fallert, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2023 Freezing rain was expected to develop in areas further south, with a glaze of ice possible along the I-80 cooridor down towards the Kankakee River Valley and portions of central Illinois. —Deanese Williams-harris, Chicago Tribune, 28 Jan. 2023 Meat is seared or broiled, then given a lustrous shine with a glaze of soy, mirin, and sugar. —Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Jan. 2023 See More
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