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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a glazed expression (=one that shows you are not concentrating on the things around you)
▪ From her glazed expression, he knew she had been taking drugs.
double glazing
▪ Beyond that point, unless her interest is awakened, Mrs Thatcher's eyes glaze over.
▪ Their faces glaze over as if in a trance.
▪ Now my eyes are starting to glaze over.
▪ Oh, he noticed her eyes glazing over when he talked about it.
▪ Do your eyes glaze over when the computer freaks start talking?
▪ Frankly, I usually glaze over ads.
▪ She smiled softly, her eyes glazed over as if she were daydreaming.
glazed look/eyes/expression etc
▪ But he still remembered the hidden yawns, the glazed looks and drooping eyelids.
▪ Has anyone noticed that Nicolas Cage has gotten a sort of stoned-out, glazed look to him of late?
▪ He did not acknowledge Conroy, but hurried on down with that glazed look of some one already encased in their next entrance.
▪ Instead, you held your head high and let a glazed look mask your eyes.
▪ The knock on the head alone could not account for the glazed look in her eyes.
▪ They had the distended bellies and glazed eyes of famine.
▪ With glazed eyes he was staring into the middle distance.
▪ By the second chapter, your eyes begin to glaze.
▪ Temperatures fell suddenly, glazing all highways in the region.
▪ The rolls are glazed with egg before they are baked.
▪ We later learned that the dishes had not been properly glazed.
▪ Beyond that point, unless her interest is awakened, Mrs Thatcher's eyes glaze over.
▪ Their faces glaze over as if in a trance.
▪ When a pot is glazed it typically undergoes two firings.
▪ Brush the top of one semi-circle with apricot glaze and place the other on top to form a half-moon sandwich.
▪ Brush the whole cake with apricot glaze, then roll out the remaining marzipan to a large circle to cover.
▪ Trim it to fit exactly and brush with apricot glaze.
▪ Brush with some of the apricot glaze.
▪ Secure the cakes together with a little apricot glaze and brush all over with the remaining glaze.
▪ Brush all over the outside and inside with apricot glaze.
▪ Allow to cool slightly, then brush top of the cake with apricot glaze.
▪ Arrange fruit and nuts over the top then, using a pastry brush, glaze carefully with apricot glaze.
▪ Add the sherry to the pan, and stir until it has been reduced to a glaze.
▪ Brush with tamarind glaze, turn, brush top with glaze, and cook until done, 3 to 5 minutes.
▪ Far out, the bay had a glaze like celadon.
▪ However, one obvious difference between glazes and glasses is that glazes are made specifically for their attachment to pottery surfaces.
▪ Most new wood comes with a finish called a mill glaze.
▪ Spoon the glaze over the kiwi fruit.
▪ The unpredictability of the glaze means that each pot is unique.
▪ Thus the composition was blocked in on a warm basis, over which he would lay a series of glazes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glost oven \Glost" ov`en\ An oven in which glazed pottery is fired; -- also called glaze kiln, or glaze.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., glasen "to fit with glass," from glas (see glass), probably influenced by glazier. Noun sense of "substance used to make a glossy coating" is first attested 1784; in reference to ice, from 1752. Related: Glazed; glazing.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context ceramics English) The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See (l en glaze id=in painting) (transitive verb). 2 A transparent or semi-transparent layer of paint. 3 An edible coating applied to food. 4 (context meteorology English) A smooth coating of ice formed on objects due to the freezing of rain; glaze ice 5 broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes. 6 A glazing oven. See Glost oven. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To install windows. 2 (context transitive ceramics painting English) To apply a thin, transparent layer of coating. 3 (context intransitive English) To become glazed or glassy. 4 (context intransitive English) For eyes to take on an uninterested appearance.

  1. n. any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods

  2. a glossy finish on a fabric

  3. coating for fabrics, ceramics, metal, etc.

  1. v. coat with a glaze; "the potter glazed the dishes"

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

  3. furnish with glass; "glass the windows" [syn: glass]

  4. coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze [syn: sugarcoat, candy]

Glaze (surname)

Glaze is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Ralph Glaze (1882–1968), American athlete and coach
  • Peter Glaze (1917–1983), English comedian
  • Terry Glaze (born 1964), American singer

Glaze or glazing may refer to:

  • Glaze (metallurgy), a layer of compacted sintered oxide formed on some metals
  • Glaze (cooking technique), a coating of a glossy, often sweet, mixture applied to food
  • Glaze (painting technique), a layer of paint, thinned with a medium, so as to become somewhat transparent
  • Glaze (surname)
  • Glazing (window), a transparent part of a wall
  • Ceramic glaze, a vitreous coating to a ceramic material whose primary purposes are decoration or protection
  • Glazed (album), a 1993 album by the Canadian rock band Mystery Machine
Glaze (cooking technique)

A glaze in cooking is a coating of a glossy, often sweet, sometimes savoury, substance applied to food typically by dipping, dripping, or with a brush. Egg whites and basic icings are both used as glazes. They often incorporate butter, sugar, milk, and certain oils. For example, doughnut glaze is made from a simple mixture of powdered or confectioner's sugar and water that the doughnuts are dipped in, or some pastry doughs have a brushed on coating of egg whites. Glazes can also be made from fruit or fruit juice along with other ingredients and are often applied to pastries. A type of savory glaze can be made from reduced stock that is put on meat or vegetables. Some candies or confections may be coated in edible wax glazes.

Glaze (painting technique)

A glaze is a thin transparent or semi-transparent layer on a painting which modifies the appearance of the underlying paint layer. Glazes can change the chroma, value, hue and texture of a surface. Glazes consist of a great amount of binding medium in relation to a very small amount of pigment. Drying time will depend on the amount and type of paint medium used in the glaze. The medium, base, or vehicle is the mixture to which the dry pigment is added. Different media can increase or decrease the rate at which oil paints dry.

Often, because a paint is too opaque, painters will add special media or a lot of medium to the paint to make them more transparent for the purposes of glazing. While these media are usually liquids, there are solid and semi-solid media used in the making of paints as well. For example, many classical oil painters have also been known to use ground glass and semi-solid resins to increase the translucency of their paint.

Usage examples of "glaze".

Simpson nodded, her jaw moving slowly as if she wanted to speak, but without uttering a sound, her eyes seemed to glaze over and her focus upon Andi was lost.

Then, by midday, after the Rocky Mountain sunshine has a chance to put a nice transparent glaze on the ice, the casting room would be booked nonstop with broken bones from pedestrians who had failed to navigate on the ice, and motorists who thought antilock brakes could stop on Teflon.

Pseudo-Tudor prevailed, with an admixture of Stockbroker Spanish Colonial, distinguished by green glazed tiles, and one British Bauhaus with a flat roof, small square windows and the occasional porthole to add a nautical air.

In my blackwork bodice, white quilted petticoats, veil, and glazed kid gloves, I would descend upon him like an avenging angel.

It gleamed on the glazed ground, where the uranium blasts had fused the rocks.

The Babylonians and Assyrians attained to a high degree of proficiency in brickmaking, notably in the manufacture of bricks having a coating of coloured glaze or enamel, which they largely used for wall decoration.

It is believed that the art of making glazed bricks, so highly developed afterwards by the Chinese, found its way across Asia from the west, through Persia and northern India, to China.

The spleen-shaped swimming pool had a rim of violet ceramic bullnose tile and a large patio of glazed Mexican tile.

She touched the glazing in the windows much as Christiana had done that first night.

The fish stared back with a Churchillian pout, lower jaw a-jut, eyes sullen with plum glaze.

The faker had got the glaze right, the scrolled red and green curled right, the design ideal.

All east-facing walls were great blocks of Fauvist color, their glaze mosaics stunning, hard to look at directly.

To determine the finishing point, place a series of drops of the ferricyanide solution on a dry white glazed plate.

I bent over the two I saw in the glazing eyes of De Ganache the light of an unutterable hate--a hate that, mayhap, was carried beyond the grave.

The sash windows were narrow and glazed with small diamond panes, another sign that the house had been built in a previous century before glassmakers had learned to roll larger plates.