from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See glasswork.
- n. Chiefly British A greenhouse.
- n. A place, position, or situation involving intense public scrutiny.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A building made of glass in which plants are grown more rapidly than outside such a building by the action of heat from the sun, this heat being trapped inside by the glass (chiefly commercial).
- n. A building where glass or glassware is manufactured.
- n. A military prison.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A house where glass is made; a commercial house that deals in glassware.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house where glass is made; a manufactory of glass.
- n. A greenhouse, as being glazed or covered in with glass. See glass house, under glass, a.
- n. A room with a glass roof, in which the best arrangements of light and shade can be produced for photographing purposes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
glass + house (Wiktionary)