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



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


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 Press [Saute] and simmer, stirring often until juice thickens and glazes the carrots, about 5 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Maple-Ginger Glazed Carrots," 28 Aug. 2019 An order of the popular chain’s Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, which is 2,040 calories, is the equivalent of eating 11 of Krispy Kreme’s glazed doughnuts. Maria Pasquini,, "Annual List of 'Unhealthiest' Chain Restaurant Dishes Is Here — See Which Ones Are the Most Caloric," 2 Aug. 2019 It will be glazed with a vanilla and bourbon glaze to accent the chocolate and dark fruits. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cork & Craft chefs reunite for five-year anniversary beer dinner," 5 Sep. 2019 Pandolfi’s serving vessels were glazed white with raw, sandy outsides, and even the utensils were brought out in a large earthenware jug, part centerpiece and part tool kit. New York Times, "How to Host a Summer Barbecue Like a Professional," 23 Aug. 2019 Chicken, red pepper and broccoli, glazed with a shimmering blend of hoisin sauce and sesame oil, and then topped with crunchy, salty, roasted cashews. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Healthy summer dinners you can make without turning on the oven," 31 July 2019 Trout, glazed with a syrupy red-miso sauce, is outstanding, accompanied by pickled daikon and battered cauliflower beignets. Phil Vettel,, "Triple-threat dining: Aboyer and Silencieux join George Trois for a Winnetka trifecta," 5 Aug. 2019 Main course options include shake-and-bake pork chops with mashed potatoes, jalapeno-agave glazed salmon with quinoa, asparagus and cilantro crema or braised short rib with mashed potatoes and smoky tomato jam. Michael Mayo,, "Four picks for Delray Beach Restaurant Week Aug. 1-7," 30 July 2019 Continue grilling and glazing with sauce until pork is just cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes more. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pork and Peach Kebabs with Grilled Green Beans," 19 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Let the cake cool until the frosting becomes a crackly doughnut-like glaze over the cake, then serve while still slightly warm from the pan. Los Angeles Times, "Frost your cake while it’s hot for best results," 12 Sep. 2019 Vue restaurant at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa will serve chicken and waffles with a citrus marmalade glaze and jalapeno pistou. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Where to celebrate National Waffle Day in San Diego," 22 Aug. 2019 Place cookies on a wire rack set on top of parchment paper and spoon the glaze over top. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Fossil Cookies," 5 Aug. 2019 Chicken wings, once again on a long white platter, came coated in a lavish bourbon-honey glaze, with a cup of chunky blue-cheese dipping sauce. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: Lbar in Hartford Marriott a welcome place to be, with unexpectedly good food," 10 Sep. 2019 His crepes might sport pork belly in a sweet espresso-maple glaze, drizzled with chile aioli under a soft, runny egg. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "These are the best restaurants in Tempe," 6 Aug. 2019 Remove the wings and toss in the glaze a second time., "Recipe: Orange-Honey Sriracha Wings," 5 Aug. 2019 The sticky, spicy deeply flavorful glaze more than makes up for it. Molly Baz, Bon Appétit, "Crispy Skin Isn't the End Game of Roast Chicken," 11 Sep. 2019 Flan shows its savory side in this herby custard laced with salty, sour and spicy funk thanks to a chamoy glaze., "Recipe: Savory Cilantro Chamoy Flan," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of glaze

Verb (1)

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


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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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


\ 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.



Kids Definition of glaze (Entry 2 of 2)

: a glassy surface or coating

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