glaze

verb (1)
\ ˈglāz How to pronounce glaze (audio) \
glazed; glazing

Definition of glaze

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to furnish or fit with glass
2a : 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

glaze

noun

Definition of glaze (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a smooth slippery coating of thin ice
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 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

glaze

verb (2)
glazed; glazing

Definition of glaze (Entry 3 of 3)

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Verb (1)

glazer noun

Examples of glaze in a Sentence

Noun The pot is covered with a bright red glaze. doughnuts with a chocolate glaze The pot needs more glaze.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Hart Stevens said the process to dig out clay, pound it, shape it into beads or other shapes, glaze before or after firing, all take up to two weeks to complete. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, "Native regalia reflects tribal cultures and histories: 'You remember where you come from'," 20 Nov. 2020 Hart Stevens said the process to dig out clay, pound it, shape it into beads, glaze before or after firing, all take up to two weeks to complete. Debra Utacia Krol, USA TODAY, "Native regalia reflects tribal cultures and histories: 'You remember where you come from'," 19 Nov. 2020 Generously glaze the duck once more and roast for another 10 minutes. Washington Post, "Orange-sriracha glazed duck and roasted fruit are a stunning sheet-pan dinner combination," 10 Nov. 2020 Watching the candidates, nearly always two white men talk about issues, would inevitably make my eyes glaze over. Elissa Strauss, CNN, "How to talk to kids about the election and fraught politics," 30 Oct. 2020 Her eyes glaze over, and her body becomes limp as her pleas go unheard. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Netflix’s Grand Army Is Triggering. It Will Also Be All Over Your Timeline," 17 Oct. 2020 Normally, numbers make my eyes glaze and provoke my biggest cynicisms. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's Morning Line: This is the formula for the Cincinnati Reds to win in the playoffs," 29 Sep. 2020 Use honey to make kale chips or to glaze carrots, beets, walnuts, or cashews. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "5 Health Benefits of Honey, According to a Nutritionist," 28 Aug. 2020 Using the tip of a knife or a small piping bag, glaze cookie by drawing lines back and forth at a diagonal across the surface. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Glazed Sourdough Snickerdoodles," 14 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Bring the glaze to a bare simmer, then remove from the heat. Washington Post, "Orange-sriracha glazed duck and roasted fruit are a stunning sheet-pan dinner combination," 10 Nov. 2020 The glaze is applied again a couple of times during the baking process. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Bacon-wrapped meatloaf brings sweet comfort," 4 Nov. 2020 That means the glaze has tons of tiny cracks that absorb moisture, thereby contributing to a crispy crust, per the description provided on restaurant supply store KaTom’s website. Carrie Honaker, Bon Appétit, "I’m Baking E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g on This Pizza Stone," 14 Oct. 2020 Pour Simple Coconut Glaze in large, thick ribbons over the crown of the Bundt, allowing the glaze to spread and drip down the sides of the cake. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, "Dolly's Donut Coconut Bundt Cake," 30 Sep. 2020 Most other ceramic tiles, on the other hand, have a different color beneath the visible glaze. Sarah Baird, Good Housekeeping, "Porcelain Tile," 14 Sep. 2020 Most other ceramic tiles, on the other hand, have a different color beneath the visible glaze. Sarah Baird, House Beautiful, "Porcelain Tile," 14 Sep. 2020 The 4,500-square-foot tourist attraction has a glaze waterfall, a 24-hour street-side pickup window, exclusive merchandise and a doughnut-making theater that produces 4,560 doughnuts an hour. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Inside Krispy Kreme's insane new location in Times Square," 23 Aug. 2020 Dale said the glaze tastes better than fondant, which is traditionally used to give a cake a smooth appearance. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "There won't be a Blue Ribbon cake competition in 2020, so let's relive past winning recipes," 6 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of glaze

Verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glaze

Verb (1)

Middle English glasen, from glas glass

Verb (2)

probably blend of glare and gaze

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The first known use of glaze was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

24 Nov 2020

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“Glaze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glaze. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for glaze

glaze

noun

English Language Learners Definition of glaze

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

glaze

verb
\ ˈglāz How to pronounce glaze (audio) \
glazed; glazing

Kids Definition of glaze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to cover with a smooth or glossy coating glaze pottery
2 : to become dull His eyes glazed over with boredom.

glaze

noun

Kids Definition of glaze (Entry 2 of 2)

: a glassy surface or coating

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