Crossword clues for gloss
- Some makeup ... or a hint to 17-, 26-, 43- and 58-Across
- Luster for the lips
- Lip shine
- An explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
- An alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge
- Usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
- The property of being smooth and shiny
- Explanatory note
- Specious appearance
- Some makeup
- Explanation or sleekness
- Make lustrous
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gloss \Gloss\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glossed; p. pr. & vb. n. Glossing.] To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth.
The glossed and gleamy wave.
--J. R. Drake.
Gloss \Gloss\, n. [OE. glose, F. glose, L. glossa a difficult word needing explanation, fr. Gr. ? tongue, language, word needing explanation. Cf. Gloze, Glossary, Glottis.]
A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation. [Obs.]
An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal; an explanatory note or comment; a running commentary.
All this, without a gloss or comment, He would unriddle in a moment.
Explaining the text in short glosses.
A false or specious explanation.
Gloss \Gloss\ (gl[o^]s), n. [Cf. Icel. glossi a blaze, glys finery, MHG. glosen to glow, G. glosten to glimmer; perh. akin to E. glass.]
Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; polish; as, the gloss of silk; cloth is calendered to give it a gloss.
It is no part . . . to set on the face of this cause any fairer gloss than the naked truth doth afford.
A specious appearance; superficial quality or show.
To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm than all the gloss of art.
Gloss \Gloss\ (gl[o^]s), v. t.
To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate.
To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation.
You have the art to gloss the foulest cause.
Gloss \Gloss\, v. i.
To make comments; to comment; to explain.
To make sly remarks, or insinuations.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"luster," 1530s, from Scandinavian (compare Icelandic glossi "flame," related to glossa "to flame"), or obsolete Dutch gloos "a glowing," from Middle High German glos; probably ultimately from the same source as Old English glowan (see glow (v.)).
"word inserted as an explanation," 1540s (earlier gloze, c.1300), from Latin glossa "obsolete or foreign word," one that requires explanation; hence also "explanation, note," from Greek glossa (Ionic), glotta (Attic) "obscure word, language," also "mouthpiece," literally "tongue," from PIE *glogh- "thorn, point, that which is projected" (source also of Old Church Slavonic glogu "thorn"). Figurative use from 1540s. Both glossology (1716) and glottology (1841) have been used in the sense "science of language."
1570s as "insert a word as an explanation," from gloss (n.2). From 1650s as "to add luster," from gloss (n.1). Figurative sense of "smooth over, hide" is from 1729, mostly from gloss (n.1) but showing influence of gloss (n.2) in the extended verbal sense of "explain away" (1630s), from idea of a note inserted in the margin of a text to explain a difficult word. Related: Glossed; glossing.
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable English) A surface shine or luster/lustre 2 (context uncountable figuratively English) A superficially or deceptively attractive appearance vb. 1 (context transitive English) To give a gloss or sheen to. 2 (context transitive English) To make (something) attractive by deception 3 (context intransitive English) To become shiny. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context countable English) A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation. 2 (context countable English) A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or complex expression, usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text. 3 (context countable English) A glossary; a collection of such notes. 4 (context countable English) An extensive commentary on some text. 5 (rfv-sense) (context countable English) A deliberately misleading explanation. 6 (context countable English) A brief explanation in speech or in a written work, including a synonym used with the intent of indicating the meaning of the word to which it is applied 7 (context countable legal US English) An interpretation by a court of specific point within a statute or case law vb. 1 (context transitive English) To add a gloss to (a text). 2 (rfv-sense) (context transitive English) To give a deliberately false interpretation of.
n. an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text [syn: rubric]
an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field [syn: glossary]
an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color" [syn: semblance, color, colour]
Gloss is an optical property which indicates how well a surface reflects light in a specular (mirror-like) direction. It is one of important parameters that are used to describe the visual appearance of an object. The factors that affect gloss are the refractive index of the material, the angle of incident light and the surface topography.
Apparent gloss depends on the amount of specular reflection – light reflected from the surface in an equal amount and the symmetrical angle to the one of incoming light – in comparison with diffuse reflection – the amount of light scattered into other directions.
Gloss may refer to:
A gloss (from , from glóssa "language") is a brief notation, especially a marginal one or an interlinear one, of the meaning of a word or wording in a text. It may be in the language of the text, or in the reader's language if that is different.
A collection of glosses is a glossary. A collection of medieval legal glosses, made by glossators, is called an apparatus. The compilation of glosses into glossaries was the beginning of lexicography, and the glossaries so compiled were in fact the first dictionaries. In modern times a glossary, as opposed to a dictionary, is typically found in a text as an appendix of specialized terms that the typical reader may find unfamiliar. Also, satirical explanations of words and events are called glosses. The German Romantic movement used the expression of gloss for poems commenting on a given other piece of poetry, often in the Spanish Décima style.
Glosses were originally notes made in the margin or between the lines of a text in a classical language; the meaning of a word or passage is explained by the gloss. As such, glosses vary in thoroughness and complexity, from simple marginal notations of words one reader found difficult or obscure, to interlinear translations of a text with cross references to similar passages. Today parenthetical explanations in scientific writing and technical writing are also often called glosses. Hyperlinks to a glossary sometimes supersede them.
Gloss was a television drama series in New Zealand that screened from 1987 to 1990. The series was about a fictional publishing empire run by the Redfern family.
It was a starting point for many actors who went on to many productions in New Zealand, Australia and around the world including Temuera Morrison, Miranda Harcourt, Peter Elliott, Lisa Chappell, Danielle Cormack and Kevin Smith. Many of them would go on to star in Shortland Street.
Writers for the show included James Griffin, who went on to write Outrageous Fortune, Rosemary McLeod and Ian Mune.
The show's title theme song was performed by Beaver Morrison.
The show has not been rescreened since its original screening (nor is it available on DVD), but selected extracts have been made available for viewing on NZ On Screen.
Usage examples of "gloss".
They were tiny brilliant birds, gleaming with gloss and health, and Romilly caught her breath at the sight of them.
Roman, eyes large, black, and sparkling, and a ruddiness in his cheeks that was the more a grace, for his complexion was of the brownest, not of that dusky dun colour which excludes the idea of freshness, but of that clear, olive gloss which, glowing with life, dazzles perhaps less than fairness, and yet pleases more, when it pleases at all.
Egerton had more of the gloss of life, those of Denbigh were certainly distinguished by a more finished delicacy and propriety.
Sometimes the desire for power, or to possess the substance for its own sake, moves the plot, but the Dickensian themes of mistaken, lost, or found identity, themes that have dominated novels ever since the nineteenth century, are deliberately effacedanother gloss on the modern situation.
Homer, should not leave some gloss of grecism upon the idiom into which so many of its greatest beauties had been transfused.
Behind the icons, on the wall, she sees her icon dancing against a gaudy familiar packaging, its gloss a little dulled from handling.
Sleeping next to him in the huge old bed that had been in the family since the days of Charles EL She would not be the first female member of her family to enter a loveless marriage--far from it, and even these days, in moneyed and powerful circles, marriage were often still very much paren tally instituted and approved, no matter how much this might be glossed over.
Such peripeties are often glossed over by the history of literature in silence.
He let his mind concentrate utterly on the gloss of the common phalaenopsis and its new growth: its bloom stem had yellowed, and he had soon to take the critical step of separating the parent and the offshoot on that yellowing stem.
Now by Baptism a man attains only to the lowest rank among the Christian people: and consequently it belongs to the lesser officials of the Church to baptize, namely, the priests, who hold the place of the seventy-two disciples of Christ, as the gloss says in the passage quoted from Luke 10.
I was beginning to think she was an evil robot, programmed to prattle on about purses until her frosty-pink lip gloss dried up.
After an emergency reapplication of lip gloss I made my way to the dressing room.
She checked her makeup in a compact minor, reapplied her lip gloss, and then returned to the party, entering through the banquet room.
He explained about Rips parents, glossing over the details of their death, then rapidly assured him Lorrie was safe in Lands End.
Daily life on the Ark, however had the Noahs borne it, that yearlong drift in searching circles afloat above their ruined world as the lambs and goats and she-bears and tigers and workhorses and owls and swans and geese among them contended for the best cabin and a preeminent chair upon the deck, all the while scanning the lowering skies, bent against the gales, complaining of the rain, glossed by lightning snaps, watching the far horizon for the first hint of land, for the greening crest of the highest hilltop to appear which they recognized at once and reclaimed as their own.