gloze

1 of 2

verb (1)

glozed; glozing

gloze

2 of 2

verb (2)

glozed; glozing

transitive verb

: gloss entry 2 sense 1
often used with over

Word History

Etymology

Verb (1)

Middle English glosen to gloss, flatter, from glose gloss

First Known Use

Verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gloze was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Gloze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gloze. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

gloze

verb
ˈglōz
glozed; glozing
: to make appear right or acceptable : gloss
gloze over a person's faults
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