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a beer glass
▪ He raised his beer glass and said 'Cheers!'
a glass of milk
▪ Would you like a glass of milk?
a glass of water
▪ She poured herself a glass of water.
a glass of wine
▪ I poured myself a glass of wine.
a plastic/glass/metal etc container
▪ A lot of food is sold in plastic containers.
a stained glass window (=made of pieces of coloured glass)
▪ The church has fine medieval stained glass windows.
a stamp/coin/book/glass etc collection
▪ an impressive Roman coin collection
a wooden/china/glass etc bowl
▪ I broke a china bowl.
blow glass (=shape glass by blowing into it when it is very hot and soft)
can/bottle/glass etc of lager
▪ a pint of lager
cut glass
▪ a cut glass decanter
dark glasses
emptied her glass (=drank all the liquid left in it)
▪ Ruth emptied her glass in one gulp.
field glasses
glass ceiling
▪ Goodhue shattered the glass ceiling as the first female publisher at Time Inc.
glass fibre
ground glass
looking glass
magnifying glass
pair of trousers/scissors/glasses etc
▪ two pairs of jeans
▪ a pair of black tights
plate glass
safety glass
▪ a sheet of glass
smoked glass
stained glass
▪ stained glass windows
wine glass
▪ Try saying big glass as you would say big game and then as you would say big deal.
▪ Not only a question about the big glass.
▪ A big, foaming glass of... sulfur.
▪ Loved for his big glasses and silly grin, he mastered the art of playing guitar while walking in circles.
▪ By squinting or using a big magnifying glass.
▪ So is that what the big glass is perhaps?
▪ There was glass - broken glass I got cut ... but ... Come on.
▪ You gon na repay the fines, mend the broken glass?
▪ You may not, however, top your wall with broken glass or barbed wire without the consent of your local authority.
▪ Cath from T-shirts is on crutches after treading barefoot on broken glass trying to break up a skinhead brawl.
▪ He was shovelling up the broken glass on to a piece of cardboard.
▪ It stuck, only a third open, wedged on broken glass on the floor.
▪ Ensure broken glass and other sharp items are thoroughly wrapped or left in a marked open box.
▪ Behind them in a doorway is a man wearing plain clothes and dark glasses.
▪ Meticulously she tied a scarf around her head and put on a pair of dark glasses.
▪ Method: Funnel the grapeseed oil into a dark glass bottle, add the essential oils and shake well.
▪ For a long time I wore dark glasses.
▪ He put on his dark glasses as he crossed the other carpark, the one reserved for major executives.
▪ The dark glasses were the final straw as far as my schoolmates were concerned.
▪ He is walking about Nice with dark glasses and bruises.
▪ He was an interesting guy, last name Konno, with wavy hair and dark glasses.
▪ Mary waggled an almost empty glass at them.
▪ Impatiently he signaled for another drink, scooping the air over his empty glass.
▪ He picked up Dougal's empty glass and elbowed through the crowd at the bar.
▪ Heather flung her empty glass at the wall.
▪ It started in Fat Harry's, long after the nominal closing time, across a table littered with empty glasses.
▪ Emmons said into his empty brandy glass.
▪ Yanto took the empty glasses back through to the main bar.
▪ Harvey waved from the balcony and dropped ice cubes into a large glass.
▪ She had tinted blond hair, large glasses, a blue dress cinched at the waist by a wide glossy belt.
▪ The Calvados I quickly, but politely, declined and accepted a large glass of cider.
▪ Windows are larger, stained glass richer, tracery more complex.
▪ There were several plates of tap as on the table between them and Dale had a large glass of red wine.
▪ Merrill sat back, enjoying the warmth of the sun through the large glass windows.
▪ We drank claret out of large glasses.
▪ These will rapidly solidify to form small beads of glass, a type of solid with a disorderly molecular arrangement.
▪ Biologist Linda Leigh would later spend three weeks in the small glass shed.
▪ Arthur brought him a small glass with whisky in it and set it down in front of him.
▪ In his dark-brown suit, he looked tall and very thin, and he wore a brown toupee and small rim1ess glasses.
▪ By the side of a registration book stood a tray on which rested a bottle of Scotch and four small glasses.
▪ At this point Illingworth returned, carrying a small box with glass sides.
▪ Mr Pullinger placed the chain on a black velvet cushion before closely studying the stones through a small eye glass.
▪ This had small panes of glass set in a large cast-iron frame.
▪ The people of Fairford can now enjoy a fresh glimpse of another of their unique stained glass windows, fully restored.
▪ Subsequently, St Mark's has received many enrichments in the form of stained glass, memorials and other fittings.
▪ His greatest holiday delight was to view old churches and their stained glass.
▪ There are extensive records on nineteenth-century stained glass.
▪ Windows are larger, stained glass richer, tracery more complex.
▪ The light gave butterflies wings of stained glass.
▪ The best of the decoration is certainly the stained glass in some of the side-chapels.
▪ Within minutes she came back holding a wine glass and said to him, ` Drink that.
▪ When you are drinking for flavor, not quantity, a wine glass works so much better.
▪ You also get a commemorative wine glass.
▪ Just forget about anyone wheeling a linen-covered table into your room with plates, silverware, wine glasses and ice buckets.
▪ I finished off the wine in my glass and added Cutty Sark.
▪ In the warm yellow light of the dining car windows I caught a glimpse of a woman raising a wine glass.
▪ On the table were a bottle of wine and four glasses.
▪ A week later he re-emerged sitting inside a glass case.
▪ And the sake looks particularly good behind the lighted, eye-level glass case.
▪ There were objects in glass cases, lengthy labels in tiny print, subdued lighting and great echoing halls.
▪ The glass cases are clouded with dust.
▪ Eloise opened the glass case and adjusted the minute hand until both golden hands were on the twelve numeral.
▪ There were framed photographs and testimonials on the panelled walls, and some bits of polished machinery in a glass case.
▪ She stands quietly, to the side of a tall glass case.
▪ But headmistress Helen Williams won't be reaching for the champagne glasses or festive bunting.
▪ And suddenly she felt as stiff and cold and fragile as the champagne glass that was clutched in her shaking hand.
▪ Her long fingernails clacked against the rim of a champagne glass.
▪ Emil told me to collect the champagne glasses, pour the water and put a pot of breadsticks on each table.
▪ Figuratively or otherwise, they go rather well with the Schroeder hollow-stemmed champagne glasses.
▪ The heroine collects champagne glasses, and recommends the drink as a diuretic.
▪ Both the Manhattan and martini are served here in delicate vessels that are shaped like old-fashioned champagne glasses.
▪ On the opposite side, daylight shone through glass doors.
▪ The automatic glass doors closed behind me with a sharp sucking sound.
▪ The Gyroflo oven has Ticene linings as standard and the glass door has an in-built viewing panel.
▪ Eastlake furniture, and the plain new book-cases without glass doors.
▪ The vast restaurant area allows us a complicated exit choice of at least fifty yards of glass door frontage.
▪ I tapped on the glass door and waved at Jen.
▪ A glance through the plate glass doors of the supermarket itself sent her heart plummeting to her boots.
▪ Untraveledroadie: You and only you see the sliding glass door in me.
▪ His flying saucer, however, is made of glass fibre and runs on compressed air.
▪ During the summer, he had insulated the roof by filling the areas between the joists with glass fibre wool.
▪ Rockwool mineral wool in blanket form is an effective alternative to glass fibre.
▪ The handles are made from nylon-reinforced glass fibre for extra strength.
▪ Left: Typical of the rigid frame using glass fibre tubing on the earlier steerable deltas is seen on this example.
▪ Below: The range of glass fibre tubing, in this case moulded in various colours.
▪ It must be borne in mind that more copper equates to more adhesive holding the copper foil on to the glass fibre panel.
▪ Leak-Fix seals leaks in tanks made of steel, copper, lead, aluminium and glass fibre.
▪ Inside appeared a dark labyrinth of ravaged shelves behind plate glass still festooned with the posters advertising special Christmas bargains.
▪ Glass in gorgeous colors, and glass in workaday sheets of homely pale-green plate glass.
▪ A glance through the plate glass doors of the supermarket itself sent her heart plummeting to her boots.
▪ Those that had iron gratings locked them across the plate glass.
▪ Lucy walked up the fight of steps; the plate glass doors slid open electronically as she crossed the beam.
▪ On Halloween, children come and paint the plate glass window.
▪ Bodie flung himself to the window-sill, leaning hard up against the plate glass and searching to right and left of the playground.
▪ A pair of wide plate glass windows peer into an Alician wonderland of exotic beings.
▪ A young man sat slumped there, his index finger hooked down into his water glass, stirring the ice cubes around.
▪ Charpois would be brought, trays of water glasses, sometimes tea.
▪ Knife first at your right, water glass centered on its tip, one inch away.
▪ They drank brandy out of water glasses, made jokes about death, illness, and the sufferings of animals and humans.
▪ For Los Angeles to take their water to fill their washtubs and water glasses was one thing.
▪ Three waiters descended on the table, filling water glasses, adjusting silverware and plates.
▪ A virtuoso could do that with water glasses!
▪ The busboy rushes to refill my water glass after every sip.
▪ The people of Fairford can now enjoy a fresh glimpse of another of their unique stained glass windows, fully restored.
▪ Riney decided to make a run for it and escaped, crashing through a glass window in the process.
▪ Maxwell spent £350,000 on the house, installing a stained glass window and glitzy Fifties Neptune statue in the hall.
▪ They lift their eyes to the darkened stained-glass windows and begin to sing.
▪ The buildings and monuments mentioned on the list include: The stained glass windows of Sarajevo Cathedral.
▪ Rays of afternoon light poured through the stained glass windows, drenching the sanctuary with splashes of color.
▪ A stained glass window was recently kicked in - causing fifteen hundred pounds worth of damage.
▪ Tired but unable to sleep, I looked out the huge glass windows at streetlights and thought about home.
▪ Fedorov and his men had knocked him down, broken his glasses and kicked him in the ribs.
▪ Rotting food, excrement, broken glass had to be painstakingly cleaned up later.
▪ The broken glass, the light-leavened panes.
▪ It sounded determined to break through the glass.
▪ Drizzle popped against the roof of his truck and fell around the boats in the cove like bits of broken glass.
▪ When it did not open, I broke the glass angrily and stretched out my hand towards the branch.
▪ When she loses or breaks her glasses, she has to wait until Medi-Cal can replace them.
▪ She drained the glass swiftly, pondering yet again the reason why she hated the man so much.
▪ She drained the glass, and the fiery liquid heated her belly and her blood.
▪ She drained her glass, refilled it and grasped the arm of the chair.
▪ Pearl drained her glass, then tipped back the ice against her teeth, waving her lips at them.
▪ Hearing the sound of a cork popping, Aunt Tossie drained her glass in readiness for Twomey's round.
▪ She drained her glass and insisted that we go up at once and inspect the top floor of the house.
▪ Of course, if you drink two glasses, double the number of units shown.
▪ Light the candle, drink the first glass and wait five minutes.
▪ Apart from the single ecstasy dose, she believed she had drunk only a glass of wine that night.
▪ We could wear Darth Vader on our feet and drink from Chewbacca glasses.
▪ To receive the award, he had to drink a full glass of straight lemon juice without grimacing.
▪ While they drank the bodybuilder swept glass.
▪ The vertical column is filled with glass beads or randomly orientated short pieces of glass tubing.
▪ In the kitchen I filled a glass and gave it to Edusha.
▪ Siobham half fills each glass in turn except one which she fills to the brim.
▪ It consisted of rooms filled with glass jars of preserves, barrels of sauerkraut and bins of potatoes, carrots and onions.
▪ He filled a glass full of water and returned to his daughter's bedroom.
▪ Toni filled the glasses with ice cubes and watched as Letia slid two thick red steaks under the broiler.
▪ The aim of the game is to see which of the teams can fill up their glass the first.
▪ Three waiters descended on the table, filling water glasses, adjusting silverware and plates.
▪ And now he was standing at her elbow, holding out her glass.
▪ She became aware that she was still holding her glass.
▪ They had conveniently forgotten to tell me I had to carry out my punishment holding the glass in my left hand.
▪ While holding the glass vertically, open side down, immerse it completely in the water. 6.
▪ A moment later he had returned, and was holding out a balloon glass containing an inch of brandy towards her.
▪ She held the glass out to him.
▪ Once again, the gaps between the central strip and the beading must be wide enough to hold the glass.
▪ She lets fall the groceries she holds, glass shatters as the bag hits the floor.
▪ I lifted up my glass of wine and looked straight into her eyes over the rim.
▪ She lifted the glass in a toast and the drink went down smoothly.
▪ She lifted her glass, the light striking the ring, reflecting off the diamond.
▪ He thought about it for a moment, then lifted his glass to mine, and said, Confusion to the enemy.
▪ Lady De Marr, Camilla, lifts her glass and holds it, abstracted for a moment.
▪ She lifted her glass in he toast, feeling a little tight already.
▪ I lifted my glass in greeting.
▪ Reluctantly, Sandi lifted her glass.
▪ I gaze at his eyes, slightly magnified by the glasses.
▪ One should pass the magnifying glass over to science; the eyes are sufficient to appreciate the beauties of the landscape.
▪ Your watchful siblings are the editors perched on your lamp shade, magnifying glasses poised to catch your mistakes.
▪ Fujisaki did give the jurors the magnifying glass they requested.
▪ By squinting or using a big magnifying glass.
▪ A magnifying glass also figured heavily in testimony about the 31 photos showing Simpson wearing Bruno Magli shoes.
▪ Of medium height, fair-haired, his gray eyes magnified by glasses with steel-blue frames.
▪ Fran picked up her glass and took a sip of the wine before resting her head back against the cushion.
▪ Toni picked up their glasses and went into the dinette off the side of the kitchen.
▪ He picked up his glass, empty once more, thought better of it, and put it down.
▪ Sitting down opposite without a word he picked up the glass and emptied the contents down his throat.
▪ Turning awkwardly towards the bedside table, she picked up a glass of water and sipped the warm liquid gratefully.
▪ Something made me pour myself a glass of wine before Stuart returned at his usual hour of 6.30.
▪ He drinks off the brandy sip by sip and then pours himself another glass.
▪ She poured herself a glass of orange juice and carried it up the stairs to her room.
▪ He changed his mind about the sherry and poured himself a glass from the decanter on the table.
▪ Bloxham poured himself a glass of water, and took his place.
▪ She opened the wine and poured some into the glass.
▪ To serve, pour into 4 glasses and decorate with a shake of mixed spice.
▪ With a liberal hand, he poured himself another glass.
▪ He moved to the small table, put down his glass and searched in his pockets for his cigarettes.
▪ We put our glass to the lip, but take no sip.
▪ He put on his dark glasses as he crossed the other carpark, the one reserved for major executives.
▪ Mr Letterblair put down his glass of port and fixed on his young partner a cautious and apprehensive gaze.
▪ He took a long swig, put the glass down and wiped his mis-shaven upper lip contentedly.
▪ He puts on his glasses and peers around again.
▪ Now you see it ... Put three glasses full of warm water on a tray.
▪ Manning would follow Foster back to his table by the stove, put the shot glasses in front of him.
▪ So we will all raise our glasses to you and toast your future.
▪ Did he raise a deregulated glass of cheer with his corporate buddies?
▪ When Schmidt tapped the chauffeur's arm, the man pressed a button that raised a glass panel at his back.
▪ I would raise the glass to my lips and hold it there for a horrified second and then gulp it down.
▪ You can also raise a glass or two at one of Nottingham's famous pubs.
▪ Then I raise my glass and offer a libation to my beloved.
▪ A flushed and jolly character raises his glass among friends and family - how real, how reliable is that evidence?
▪ He raised his glass, toasting his host and hostess silently, his smile serene, sincere.
▪ We see through the stained glass a figure coming towards us.
▪ And new stained glass in the windows.
▪ The stained glass is divine, the carpets rich and colorful and the tapestries simply beautiful.
▪ The tall, narrow windows each had a saint in stained glass.
▪ It is my favorite, especially on a sunny morning when the sun streams through the stained glass front door.
▪ Augmenting the club-like atmosphere are the carefully chosen dark wood paneling, beveled stained glass and forest-green carpets.
▪ Clean-shaven, he wore steel-rimmed glasses and moved with calculated deliberation.
▪ A young woman wearing glasses with thick lenses sat on a huge sack, reading a letter.
▪ It seems advisable for practitioners who do not normally wear glasses to use simple eye protection glasses for routine cases.
▪ She had brown eyes and wore glasses, except when she was meeting some one for the first time.
▪ Suitable for people who wear glasses.
▪ Miraculously, he was still wearing his glasses.
▪ She does not wear the dark glasses now.
drain a glass/cup etc
frosted glass/window etc
▪ One of the tables, set behind an opaque frosted glass screen, is semi-private.
▪ The Controller's acknowledging smile was as brittle as frosted glass.
▪ The front door was open, revealing a stone-flagged porch, and an inner door with frosted glass in the top half.
▪ The headmaster appeared at the frosted glass of the door.
▪ The lack of a lock on the one and only toilet was compensated for by the frosted glass panels in the door.
▪ The taps rattled the frosted glass again.
▪ There was a row of frosted glass windows down one side, each fitted with an electric fan.
horn-rimmed glasses/spectacles
▪ Eventually Johnny drew him to one side with a shock-haired young reporter who sported horn-rimmed glasses and a velvet bow-tie.
▪ He had thick horn-rimmed glasses, a heavy shadow and rather bad teeth.
raise your glass
▪ A flushed and jolly character raises his glass among friends and family - how real, how reliable is that evidence?
▪ Gore appeared stone-faced and unwilling to toast as Li raised his glass.
▪ He raised his glass towards the old woman and drank the bitter white wine.
▪ He raised his glass, toasting his host and hostess silently, his smile serene, sincere.
▪ It took the urgings of the mob of photographers to get him to raise his glass of fizz higher than his chest.
▪ We stared at each other for a moment and then she raised her glass.
▪ When the drinks came, Tony stood and raised his glass.
rose-coloured glasses
safety harness/helmet/glasses etc
▪ At the first change over it's off with the shoes and on with the safety helmet.
▪ Full transparent face shields or visors may be specified as an alternative and are sometimes an integral part of a safety helmet.
▪ Protective gloves and a safety helmet are worn to minimize injury.
▪ Steven put his safety helmet further back on his head.
▪ The safety helmet was another of his discoveries, his good ideas.
▪ They clip it into a safety harness, attaching it to Doug.
▪ an impressive collection of Venetian glass
▪ wine glasses
▪ Bow-tie pins of enamel and sapphires sparkled behind glass set into black walls.
▪ Find out from your Local Council or recycling action group where your nearest collection points are for glass, metals and paper.
▪ It should also be ensured that the cover glasses are always securely replaced.
▪ She looked at Fergus's dim reflection, distorted in the glass, then tried to re-focus on her own image.
▪ The game continues until one team fills the glass.
▪ Two substances were used by ancient glass-workers to produce perfectly or near-perfectly colourless glasses.
▪ When she loses or breaks her glasses, she has to wait until Medi-Cal can replace them.
frosted glass/window etc
▪ One of the tables, set behind an opaque frosted glass screen, is semi-private.
▪ The Controller's acknowledging smile was as brittle as frosted glass.
▪ The front door was open, revealing a stone-flagged porch, and an inner door with frosted glass in the top half.
▪ The headmaster appeared at the frosted glass of the door.
▪ The lack of a lock on the one and only toilet was compensated for by the frosted glass panels in the door.
▪ The taps rattled the frosted glass again.
▪ There was a row of frosted glass windows down one side, each fitted with an electric fan.
horn-rimmed glasses/spectacles
▪ Eventually Johnny drew him to one side with a shock-haired young reporter who sported horn-rimmed glasses and a velvet bow-tie.
▪ He had thick horn-rimmed glasses, a heavy shadow and rather bad teeth.
rose-coloured glasses
safety harness/helmet/glasses etc
▪ At the first change over it's off with the shoes and on with the safety helmet.
▪ Full transparent face shields or visors may be specified as an alternative and are sometimes an integral part of a safety helmet.
▪ Protective gloves and a safety helmet are worn to minimize injury.
▪ Steven put his safety helmet further back on his head.
▪ The safety helmet was another of his discoveries, his good ideas.
▪ They clip it into a safety harness, attaching it to Doug.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glass \Glass\ (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. Glare, n., Glaze, v. t.]

  1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.

    Note: Glass is variously colored by the metallic oxides; thus, manganese colors it violet; copper (cuprous), red, or (cupric) green; cobalt, blue; uranium, yellowish green or canary yellow; iron, green or brown; gold, purple or red; tin, opaque white; chromium, emerald green; antimony, yellow.

  2. (Chem.) Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.

  3. Anything made of glass. Especially:

    1. A looking-glass; a mirror.

    2. A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand.

      She would not live The running of one glass.

    3. A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.

    4. An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses.

    5. A weatherglass; a barometer. Note: Glass is much used adjectively or in combination; as, glass maker, or glassmaker; glass making or glassmaking; glass blower or glassblower, etc. Bohemian glass, Cut glass, etc. See under Bohemian, Cut, etc. Crown glass, a variety of glass, used for making the finest plate or window glass, and consisting essentially of silicate of soda or potash and lime, with no admixture of lead; the convex half of an achromatic lens is composed of crown glass; -- so called from a crownlike shape given it in the process of blowing. Crystal glass, or Flint glass. See Flint glass, in the Vocabulary. Cylinder glass, sheet glass made by blowing the glass in the form of a cylinder which is then split longitudinally, opened out, and flattened. Glass of antimony, a vitreous oxide of antimony mixed with sulphide. Glass cloth, a woven fabric formed of glass fibers. Glass coach, a coach superior to a hackney-coach, hired for the day, or any short period, as a private carriage; -- so called because originally private carriages alone had glass windows. [Eng.] --Smart. Glass coaches are [allowed in English parks from which ordinary hacks are excluded], meaning by this term, which is never used in America, hired carriages that do not go on stands. --J. F. Cooper. Glass cutter.

      1. One who cuts sheets of glass into sizes for window panes, ets.

      2. One who shapes the surface of glass by grinding and polishing.

      3. A tool, usually with a diamond at the point, for cutting glass. Glass cutting.

        1. The act or process of dividing glass, as sheets of glass into panes with a diamond.

        2. The act or process of shaping the surface of glass by appylying it to revolving wheels, upon which sand, emery, and, afterwards, polishing powder, are applied; especially of glass which is shaped into facets, tooth ornaments, and the like. Glass having ornamental scrolls, etc., cut upon it, is said to be engraved.

          Glass metal, the fused material for making glass.

          Glass painting, the art or process of producing decorative effects in glass by painting it with enamel colors and combining the pieces together with slender sash bars of lead or other metal. In common parlance, glass painting and glass staining (see Glass staining, below) are used indifferently for all colored decorative work in windows, and the like.

          Glass paper, paper faced with pulvirezed glass, and used for abrasive purposes.

          Glass silk, fine threads of glass, wound, when in fusion, on rapidly rotating heated cylinders.

          Glass silvering, the process of transforming plate glass into mirrors by coating it with a reflecting surface, a deposit of silver, or a mercury amalgam.

          Glass soap, or Glassmaker's soap, the black oxide of manganese or other substances used by glass makers to take away color from the materials for glass.

          Glass staining, the art or practice of coloring glass in its whole substance, or, in the case of certain colors, in a superficial film only; also, decorative work in glass. Cf. Glass painting.

          Glass tears. See Rupert's drop.

          Glass works, an establishment where glass is made.

          Heavy glass, a heavy optical glass, consisting essentially of a borosilicate of potash.

          Millefiore glass. See Millefiore.

          Plate glass, a fine kind of glass, cast in thick plates, and flattened by heavy rollers, -- used for mirrors and the best windows.

          Pressed glass, glass articles formed in molds by pressure when hot.

          Soluble glass (Chem.), a silicate of sodium or potassium, found in commerce as a white, glassy mass, a stony powder, or dissolved as a viscous, sirupy liquid; -- used for rendering fabrics incombustible, for hardening artificial stone, etc.; -- called also water glass.

          Spun glass, glass drawn into a thread while liquid.

          Toughened glass, Tempered glass, glass finely tempered or annealed, by a peculiar method of sudden cooling by plunging while hot into oil, melted wax, or paraffine, etc.; -- called also, from the name of the inventor of the process, Bastie glass.

          Water glass. (Chem.) See Soluble glass, above.

          Window glass, glass in panes suitable for windows.


Glass \Glass\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glassed; p. pr. & vb. n. Glassing.]

  1. To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used reflexively.

    Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror.

    Where the Almighty's form glasses itself in tempests.

  2. To case in glass. [R.]

  3. To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.

  4. To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English glæs "glass, a glass vessel," from Proto-Germanic *glasam (cognates: Old Saxon glas, Middle Dutch and Dutch glas, German Glas, Old Norse gler "glass, looking glass," Danish glar), from PIE *ghel- (2) "to shine," with derivatives referring to bright materials and gold (cognates: Latin glaber "smooth, bald," Old Church Slavonic gladuku, Lithuanian glodus "smooth"), with derivatives referring to colors and bright materials, a word that is the root of widespread words for gray, blue, green, and yellow (such as Old English glær "amber," Latin glaesum "amber," Old Irish glass "green, blue, gray," Welsh glas "blue;" see glass). Sense of "drinking glass" is early 13c.\n

\nThe glass slipper in "Cinderella" is perhaps an error by Charles Perrault, translating in 1697, mistaking Old French voir "ermine, fur" for verre "glass." In other versions of the tale it is a fur slipper. The proverb about people in glass houses throwing stones is attested by 1779, but earlier forms go back to 17c.:\n\nWho hath glass-windows of his own must take heed how he throws stones at his house. ... He that hath a body made of glass must not throw stones at another.

[John Ray, "Handbook of Proverbs," 1670]


late 14c., "to fit with glass;" 1570s, "to cover with glass," from glass (n.). Related: Glassed; glassing.\n


n. (lb en uncountable) An amorphous solid, often transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To furnish with glass; to glaze. 2 (context transitive English) To enclose with glass. 3 (label en transitive UK colloquial) To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury. 4 (label en video games) To bombard an area with such intensity (nuclear bomb, fusion bomb, etc) as to melt the landscape into glass. 5 To view through an optical instrument such as binoculars. 6 To smooth or polish (leather, etc.), by rubbing it with a glass burnisher. 7 (context archaic reflexive English) To reflect; to mirror.

  1. v. furnish with glass; "glass the windows" [syn: glaze]

  2. scan (game in the forest) with binoculars

  3. enclose with glass; "glass in a porch" [syn: glass in]

  4. put in a glass container

  5. become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance; "Her eyes glaze over when she is bored" [syn: glaze, glass over, glaze over]

  1. n. a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure

  2. a glass container for holding liquids while drinking [syn: drinking glass]

  3. the quantity a glass will hold [syn: glassful]

  4. a small refracting telescope [syn: field glass, spyglass]

  5. amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant [syn: methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, ice, shabu, trash]

  6. a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror [syn: looking glass]

  7. glassware collectively; "She collected old glass"

Glass (disambiguation)

Glass is an amorphous material commonly used in windows, tableware, optoelectronics, and decorative items.

Glass or Glasses may also refer to:

  • Glass (drinkware), a drinking vessel
  • Glasses, spectacles or eyeglasses
Glass (EP)

Glass is a 2003 EP by The Sea and Cake.

Glass (film)

Glass is a 1958 Dutch short documentary film by director and producer Bert Haanstra. The film won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959. The film is about the glass industry in the Netherlands. It contrasts the handmade crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines. Short segments of artisans making various glass goods by hand are joined with those of mass production. It is often acclaimed to be the perfect short documentary.

Glass (Index Case album)

Glass is the second indie album by Index Case, released in 2002.

Glass (band)

Glass is a progressive rock trio from the Pacific Northwest who play complex original instrumental symphonic jazz-rock. The group consists of Greg Sherman (born 1954) on keyboards, vibes & Mellotron, his brother Jeff Sherman (b. 1952) on bass guitar, guitar, bass pedals and keyboards, and their childhood friend Jerry Cook (b. 1953) on drums and percussion.

Glass (novel)

Glass is the second novel in the verse novel series Crank by Ellen Hopkins, published in hardcover in August 2007 and in softcover on April 7, 2009. The third book of the series, Fallout, was published in 2010. Like the previous novel in the series, Glass has been the subject of controversy, with the book being partially responsible for a public appearance by Hopkins getting cancelled due to parental complaints.

Glass (song)

"Glass" is a song recorded by American country music duo Thompson Square. It was released in January 2012 as the fourth single from their self-titled debut album. The song was written by Ross Copperman and Jon Nite.

Glass (1989 film)

Glass is a 1989 Australian erotic thriller which was the feature debut of Chris Kennedy.

Glass (From Her Eyes song)

Glass is a standalone single released by From Her Eyes on 21 September 2015, being preceded by the bands EP Demons. This also marked the finally studio release by the band, disbanding in early 2016.


Glass is a non- crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics. Scientifically, the term "glass" is often defined in a broader sense, encompassing every solid that possesses a non-crystalline (that is, amorphous) structure at the atomic scale and that exhibits a glass transition when heated towards the liquid state.

The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of glass are "silicate glasses" based on the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide, or quartz), the primary constituent of sand. The term glass, in popular usage, is often used to refer only to this type of material, which is familiar from use as window glass and in glass bottles. Of the many silica-based glasses that exist, ordinary glazing and container glass is formed from a specific type called soda-lime glass, composed of approximately 75% silicon dioxide (SiO), sodium oxide (NaO) from sodium carbonate (NaCO), calcium oxide, also called lime (CaO), and several minor additives. A very clear and durable quartz glass can be made from pure silica, but the high melting point and very narrow glass transition of quartz make glassblowing and hot working difficult. In glasses like soda lime, the compounds added to quartz are used to lower the melting temperature and improve workability, at a cost in the toughness, thermal stability, and optical transmittance.

Many applications of silicate glasses derive from their optical transparency, which gives rise to one of silicate glasses' primary uses as window panes. Glass will transmit, reflect and refract light; these qualities can be enhanced by cutting and polishing to make optical lenses, prisms, fine glassware, and optical fibers for high speed data transmission by light. Glass can be colored by adding metallic salts, and can also be painted and printed with vitreous enamels. These qualities have led to the extensive use of glass in the manufacture of art objects and in particular, stained glass windows. Although brittle, silicate glass is extremely durable, and many examples of glass fragments exist from early glass-making cultures. Because glass can be formed or molded into any shape, and also because it is a sterile product, it has been traditionally used for vessels: bowls, vases, bottles, jars and drinking glasses. In its most solid forms it has also been used for paperweights, marbles, and beads. When extruded as glass fiber and matted as glass wool in a way to trap air, it becomes a thermal insulating material, and when these glass fibers are embedded into an organic polymer plastic, they are a key structural reinforcement part of the composite material fiberglass. Some objects historically were so commonly made of silicate glass that they are simply called by the name of the material, such as drinking glasses and reading glasses.

In science, porcelains and many polymer thermoplastics familiar from everyday use are glasses too. These sorts of glasses can be made of quite different kinds of materials than silica: metallic alloys, ionic melts, aqueous solutions, molecular liquids, and polymers. For many applications, like glass bottles or eyewear, polymer glasses ( acrylic glass, polycarbonate or polyethylene terephthalate) are a lighter alternative than traditional glass.

Glass (surname)

Glass or Glaß is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alice Glass (born 1988), vocalist of Crystal Castles
  • H. Bentley Glass (1906–2005), American geneticist
  • Butch Glass (1898–1972), American Negro League baseball player
  • Caitlin Glass (born 1981), American voice actress
  • Carter Glass (1858–1946), American politician
  • Charles Glass, American broadcaster
  • Darren Glass (born 1981), Australian rules footballer
  • David D. Glass, Kansas City Royals owner
  • David Glass (Canadian politician) (1829–1906), Canadian lawyer
  • David Glass (sociologist) (1911–1978), English sociologist
  • Deborah Glass, Deputy Chair of the UK's Independent Police Complaints Commission
  • Franklin Potts Glass, Sr. (1858–1934), American publisher
  • Fridolin Glass (1910–1943), Austrian Nazi activist and SS officer
  • Gene V. Glass (born 1940), American statistician and education researcher
  • George Glass (1910–1984), American film producer and publicist
  • Gerald Glass (born 1967), American former basketball player
  • Geri Glass (born 1949), American model
  • Harold Glass (1918–1989), Australian judge and jurist
  • Harry Glaß (1930–1997), German ski jumper
  • Helen Glass (born 1917), Canadian nurse and educator
  • Henry Glass (disambiguation), several people with this name
  • Henry Glaß (born 1953), German ski jumper
  • Henry Glass (admiral), Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
  • Henry P. Glass, Austrian-born American architect and industrial designer
  • Hugh Glass (1780–1833), fur trapper and frontiersman
  • Ira Glass (born 1959), host of This American Life
  • Jeff Glass (athlete) (born 1962), Canadian hurdler
  • Jeff Glass (ice hockey) (born 1985), American Hockey League goaltender
  • Jesse Glass (born 1954), American writer and poet
  • Jimmy Glass (born 1973), English former football goalkeeper
  • Joanna Glass (born 1936), Canadian playwright
  • Julia Glass (born 1956), American writer
  • Kim Glass (born 1984), American volleyball player
  • Leslie Glass (model) (1963–2000), American model and porn performer
  • Louis Glass (1864–1936), Danish composer
  • Max Glass (1881-1965), Austrian film producer
  • Pat Glass (born 1957), British politician (MP for North West Durham)
  • Philip Glass (born 1937), minimalist composer
  • Presley T. Glass (1824–1902), American politician
  • Ron Glass (born 1945), American actor
  • Shaun Glass, guitarist for the band SOiL
  • Solomon Glass (1893–1973), philatelist of Baltimore, Maryland
  • Stephen Glass (born 1972), disgraced journalist
  • Stephen Glass (footballer) (born 1976), Scottish footballer
  • Tanner Glass (born 1983), Pittsburgh Penguins center
  • Todd Glass (born 1964), American Stand-up Comedian
  • Walter Glaß (1905–1981), German skier

A number of J. D. Salinger's short stores also featured members of a fictional Glass family.

Usage examples of "glass".

The ease with which he could have strangled her, throttled the smugness swimming in accusatory preservative behind her goggle glasses.

A glass filament, not thicker than a horsehair, and from a quarter to threequarters of an inch in length, was affixed to the part to be observed by means of shellac dissolved in alcohol.

A glass filament with a bead at its end was affixed to the basal half or leg, just above the hypogean cotyledons, which were again almost surrounded by loose earth.

Their hypocotyls were secured to sticks, and glass filaments bearing little triangles of paper were affixed to the cotyledons of both.

The soil was removed from around one of these arched secondary shoots, and a glass filament was affixed to the basal leg.

Circumnutation was observed in the above specified cases, either by means of extremely fine filaments of glass affixed to the radicles in the manner previously described, or by their being allowed to grow downwards over inclined smoked glassplates, on which they left their tracks.

We have also seen in the numbered experiments that narrow splinters of quill and of very thin glass, affixed with shellac, caused only a slight degree of deflection, and this may perhaps have been due to the shellac itself.

And suddenly and most wonderfully the door of the room upstairs opened of its own accord, and as they looked up in amazement, they saw descending the stairs the muffled figure of the stranger staring more blackly and blankly than ever with those unreasonably large blue glass eyes of his.

Her boots crunched on pulverized glass as she stretched up on tiptoe to peer into the back of the amplifier head.

I could see there was no chance on earth of its being intercepted, my hands were reaching out for the barrel of cider on the trestle by my side, and the tinkling of the shattered ampoule was still echoing in shocked silence in that tiny little room when I smashed down the barrel with all the strength of my arms and body exactly on the spot where the glass had made contact.

I stared down at the ampoule in his hand, the little glass vial and the sealed blue plastic top.

He began to take little drops of glass from the furnace on the end of a thin iron, and he drew them out into thick threads and heated them again and laid them on the body of the ampulla, twisting and turning each bit till he had no more, and forming a regular raised design on the surface.

Then he made a tall drinking glass such as he had never made before, and then, in contrast, a tiny ampulla, so small that he could almost hide it in his hand, with its spout, yet decorated with all the perfection of a larger piece.

Its living-room was an immense annulus of glass from which, by merely moving along its circular length, any desired view could be had.

Ulrich, in turn, recovered his senses, but as he felt faint with terror, he went and got a bottle of brandy out of the sideboard, and he drank off several glasses, one after anther, at a gulp.