American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thin, transparent fabric with a loose open weave, used for curtains and clothing.
- n. A thin, loosely woven surgical dressing, usually made of cotton.
- n. A thin plastic or metal woven mesh.
- n. A mist or haze.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very thin, slight, transparent stuff made of silk, silk and cotton, or silk and hemp or linen. It is either plain or brocaded with patterns in silk, or, in the case of gauzes from the east of Asia, with flowers in gold or silver. Compare
- n. Any slight open material resembling this fabric: as, wire gauze.
- Of or like gauze; gauzy.
- n. In surgery, cheese-cloth, impregnated with antiseptic material (such as borie acid, corrosive sublimate, or iodoform), or simply sterilized, employed in dressing wounds.
- n. A thin fabric with a loose, open weave.
- n. A similar bleached cotton fabric used as a surgical dressing.
- n. A thin woven metal or plastic mesh.
- n. Wire gauze, used as fence.
- n. Mist or haze
- v. To apply a dressing of gauze
- v. To mist
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A very thin, slight, transparent stuff, generally of silk; also, any fabric resembling silk gauze
- adj. Having the qualities of gauze; thin; light.
- n. a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
- n. (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
- From French gaze, either from Arabic قَزّ (qazz, "silk"), from Persian کز (kaz, "silk"), from Middle Persian kaz ("silk"); or from غَزّة (ġazza, "Gaza"), a city associated with silk production. (Wiktionary)
- French gaze, possibly from Spanish gasa (from Arabic qazz, raw silk, possibly from Persian kazh). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Well, they packed stuff in it, just like what I call gauze tape, you know, that we sew.”
“Among the exceptions is an elegant dark wooden chest of drawers from Hitler's chancellery, filigreed with hundreds of swastika forms, which has been hung at a diagonal angle on a corner wall, and is further protected from possible Hitler admirers by a thin gauze panel.”
“Then maybe wrap these big scrapes in gauze and tape.”
“Quikclot is now available in gauze pad form and is much easier and cleaner to use than the older, granular product.”
“Around the broom, imitating tinsel, is wrapped the gauze from a bandage.”
“We found many of the natives dressed in a thin French gauze, which they called byqui; this being a light airy dress, and well calculated to display the shape of their persons, is much esteemed by the ladies.”
“As there was nothing under the thin gauze, the result of course was more display than is usual in Europe.”
“We found many of the natives dressed in a thin French gauze, which they call _Byqui_; this being a light airy dress, and well calculated to display the shape of their persons, is much esteemed by the ladies.”
“A thin gauze was procured from their webs, and this Cean manufacture, the invention of a woman, for female use, was long admired both in the East and at”
“Smothered up in gauze, the sky’s been healing for a week or two, conserving its basin of gruel.”
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