water glass


Definition of water glass 

1 : a glass vessel (such as a drinking glass) for holding water

2 : an instrument consisting of an open box or tube with a glass bottom used for examining objects in or under water

3 : a substance that consists usually of the silicate of sodium, is found in commerce as a glassy mass, a stony powder, or dissolved in water as a viscous syrupy liquid, and is used especially as a cement, a protective coating, and as a fireproofing agent

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Similarly, use water glasses and coffee mugs in your room instead of plastic and paper versions. Jill K. Robinson, SFChronicle.com, "Going green: Can we travel the world without killing the planet?," 21 June 2018 Walker opted for Moroccan tea glasses in place of the traditional water glass. Kari Costas, ELLE Decor, "An Exotic Fête That Will Give You Wanderlust," 18 Apr. 2016 In recent years, even sit-down restaurants have taken to sticking a straw in water glasses before delivering them to customers. Mariel Garza, latimes.com, "Straw-on-request laws seem silly, but they sure change the conversation about plastic trash," 30 Apr. 2018 Everything from the note pads to the water glasses to the toiletries has been TWA-branded (leave extra room in your suitcase for a few goodies). Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Inside the Game-Changing New TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport," 17 Apr. 2018 Across town at the Back Bay’s Citrus & Salt, managing partner Colleen Hagarty can’t keep her Mexican water glasses in stock. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Dear customers: Go ahead and steal the design ideas, but how about leaving the fork?," 26 Mar. 2018 Plate, water glass, wine/beer/cocktail glass, napkin, fork, knife, and (maybe) spoon all laid out. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "The Fork Goes on the Left: 12 Tips for Stay-In Date Night Greatness," 19 Feb. 2018 Goodman as a frustrated Tillerson then breaks a water glass in his hand. Daniel Arkin /, NBC News, "Bill Hader returns as 'SNL' takes on Trump firings, revives 'Californians' sketch," 18 Mar. 2018 Know whose water glass and bread plate is whose and what fork to use with salad. Elaine Varelas, BostonGlobe.com, "When the spouse is part of the hiring process," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of water glass

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of water glass

: a drinking glass

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