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 Set the water glass in the top right corner, just above the knife. Leigh Crandall, Country Living, "How to Set a Table in 5 Easy Steps," 16 Nov. 2020 Never ask to use the bathroom or for a water glass. Steve Majors, Washington Post, "Essential workers deserve more than a tip for their service," 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, "Matt Zoller Seitz is helping his jazz-legend dad produce his final record in Dallas — and documenting it on film," 28 Aug. 2020 Every water glass had black roses inside the ice cubes. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, "Christine Quinn Is “Disappointed” With Her Selling Sunset Wedding & Fans Might Be, Too," 6 Aug. 2020 The water glass goes on the top right corner of the placemat. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "The Right Way to Set a Table for Any Occasion," 5 June 2020 My own life was diapers, nursing, naptime, nursing, endless water glasses, nursing, hiss of steam heaters, nursing. Leslie Jamison, The New York Review of Books, "Other Voices, Other Rooms," 29 Apr. 2020 Create a terrarium or fairy garden in a glass container — fishbowls, globes, pitchers or water glasses. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "10 ways to bond with your houseplants while you’re at stuck home," 27 Mar. 2020 Servers, hosts and other front-of-house employees at Sugarfish, a chain of 13 sushi restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles, have no tables to seat or water glasses to fill. Pete Wells, New York Times, "To Stay Afloat, the Restaurant Business Clings to ‘Contactless Delivery’," 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of water glass

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Nov 2020

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“Water glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20glass. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of water glass

: a drinking glass

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