from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A very thin, slight, transparent stuff, generally of silk; also, any fabric resembling silk gauze
- adj. Having the qualities of gauze; thin; light.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very thin, slight, transparent stuff made of silk, silk and cotton, or silk and hemp or linen.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
- n. (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
French gaze, possibly from Spanish gasa (from Arabic qazz, raw silk, possibly from Persian kazh).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)