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

Examples of water glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dexter, their older boy, looked like his father, tall and lanky and a little clumsy, with big feet and curly hair and elbows that always seemed to find the nearest pitcher or water glass. Ew Staff, EW.com, 22 Oct. 2021 Angelyne began making sounds by running her finger along the rim of her water glass. Antonia Hitchens, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 Hotels will keep lots of Covid cutbacks in place, from closed lounges to no water glass in the bathroom. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, 26 May 2021 The water glass will be the closest to your seat (just above your knife). Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 2 Mar. 2021 Set the water glass in the top right corner, just above the knife. Leigh Crandall, Country Living, 16 Nov. 2020 Never ask to use the bathroom or for a water glass. Steve Majors, Washington Post, 2 Oct. 2020 Dave then grinned from his perch at the piano and lifted an eyebrow at his son, who saluted him in return with his water glass. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 28 Aug. 2020 Every water glass had black roses inside the ice cubes. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, 6 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of water glass

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Oct 2021

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“Water glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20glass. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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: a drinking glass

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