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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Front waiters serve food and refill water glasses; back waiters clear plates and crumbs; runners run food from the kitchen up to the dining room. James Estrin, New York Times, "Discovering the Art of Craft," 19 June 2018 The stories grotesque and cruel, especially when told in a setting of china and stemmed water glasses. Washington Post, "They survived the Holocaust. Now the world is forgetting what they endured.," 23 Apr. 2018 Our biggest problem was table space, with copper tureens, silver tins, plates, beer bottles and water glasses moved like jigsaw puzzle pieces as new courses arrived. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Bombay Darbar brings some new flavor (Indian) to Las Olas," 13 June 2019 Their 20-month-old son, Hiro, occasionally toddled into the conversation, cheerfully making a grab at a water glass or one of the cell phones recording the conversation. Eliza Brooke, Glamour, "Is the World Ready for Miki Agrawal and Her Next Big Idea?," 4 Apr. 2019 Invert a large water glass over each sandwich and press down to get 1 clean circle from each, cutting away the crusts and sealing the sandwich. 2. John Besh, House Beautiful, "John Besh's Stuffed French Toast," 6 Feb. 2015 On the right of the charger, place the dinner knife, salad knife, and soup spoon, from left to right. Place water glass above the knives. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Set a Table for Any Kind of Dinner Party," 19 Dec. 2018 To the right of the water glass, place the wine glass. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Set a Table for Any Kind of Dinner Party," 19 Dec. 2018 Before spooning the cream cheese filling into your piping bag, stick the bag into a tall water glass (tip down) and fold the edges back over the rim. Voilà — mess averted! 3. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "The Only Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin Recipe You'll Want to Make This Fall," 13 Sep. 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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