people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

Definition of people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

used to say that people who have faults should not criticize other people for having the same faults

Word by Word Definitions

people play
  1. : human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest

  2. : human beings, persons

  3. : the members of a family or kinship

  1. : to supply or fill with people

  2. : to dwell in : inhabit

live play
  1. : to be alive : have the life of an animal or plant

  2. : to continue alive

  3. : to maintain oneself : subsist

  1. : having life : living

  2. : existing in fact or reality : actual

  3. : exerting force or containing energy: such as

  1. : at the actual time of occurrence : during, from, or at a live production

glass play
  1. : any of various amorphous materials formed from a melt by cooling to rigidity without crystallization: such as

  2. : a usually transparent or translucent material consisting typically of a mixture of silicates

  3. : a material (such as obsidian) produced by fast cooling of magma

  1. : to provide with glass : glaze

  2. : to enclose, case, or wall with glass

  3. : to make glassy

house play houses
  1. : a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families : home

  2. : a shelter or refuge (such as a nest or den) of a wild animal

  3. : a natural covering (such as a test or shell) that encloses and protects an animal or a colony of zooids

  1. : to provide with living quarters or shelter

  2. : to store in a building

  3. : to encase, enclose, or shelter as if by putting in a house (see 1house)

shouldn't play
  1. : should not

throw play
  1. : to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

  2. : to propel through the air in any manner

  3. : pitch

  1. : an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

  2. : an act of throwing dice

  3. : the number thrown with a cast of dice


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