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glaze

verb \ ˈglāz \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of glaze

glazed; glazing
1 : to furnish or fit with glass
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
3 : to give a smooth glossy surface to
1 : to become glazed or glassy
  • my eyes glazed over
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 : a smooth slippery coating of thin ice
2 a (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

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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glaze

verb

Definition of glaze

glazed; glazing
archaic
: stare

Origin and Etymology of glaze

probably blend of glare and gaze


GLAZE Defined for English Language Learners

glaze

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

verb \ ˈglāz \

Definition of glaze for Students

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

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glaze

noun

Definition of glaze for Students

: a glassy surface or coating


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