American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thin smooth shiny coating.
- n. A thin glassy coating of ice.
- n. A coating of colored, opaque, or transparent material applied to ceramics before firing.
- n. A coating, as of syrup, applied to food.
- n. A transparent coating applied to the surface of a painting to modify the color tones.
- n. A glassy film, as one over the eyes.
- v. To fit, furnish, or secure with glass: glaze a window.
- v. To apply a glaze to: glaze a doughnut; glaze pottery.
- v. To coat or cover thinly with ice.
- v. To give a smooth lustrous surface to.
- v. To be or become glazed or glassy: His eyes glazed over from boredom.
- v. To form a glaze.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To place or fasten glass in; furnish or set with glass, as a window, case, frame, or the like; cover with glass, as a picture.
- To cover, incrust, or overlay with something resembling glass in appearance or effect; cover with a shining vitreous or glairy substance; hence, to make glossy or glass-like in appearance: as, to glaze earthenware; to glaze, pastry, cloth, or paper.
- Specifically, in oil-painting, to cover, as a picture or parts of a picture, with a thin coat of transparent color to modify the tone.
- . To cause to shine; polish.
- I. To shine; be brilliant.
- To assume a dim glassy luster; become overspread with a semi-transparent film.
- n. A vitrifiable substance applied to the surface of fine pottery, stoneware, and porcelain. It is either a substance which can be applied directly to the biscuit in liquid form, or one, as common salt, the vapors of which, when it is placed in the furnace with the ware, will affect the surface of the latter in the manner desired. Porcelain glaze is an example of the first kind, and is a sort of translucent glass which combines with the paste sufficiently to form a perfect union with it, but retains a slight thickness through which the paste is seen. Salt glaze is the commonest instance of the second variety. Also called couverte, covering, glazing.
- n. A bright polish or glazed appearance on any surface.
- n. In oil-painting, a thin layer of transparent color spread over a painted surface.
- n. Stock evaporated to a thin paste by boiling, and applied to meats to give them a polished surface.
- n. A surface coating or sheet of ice.
- n. ceramics The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See glaze (transitive verb).
- n. A transparent or semi-transparent layer of paint.
- n. meteorology A smooth coating of ice formed on objects due to the freezing of rain; glaze ice
- n. Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.
- n. A glazing oven. See Glost oven.
- v. transitive To install windows
- v. intransitive To become glazed or glassy.
- v. transitive In painting, to apply a thin, transparent layer of coating.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To furnish (a window, a house, a sash, a case, etc.) with glass.
- v. To incrust, cover, or overlay with a thin surface, consisting of, or resembling, glass; ; hence, to render smooth, glasslike, or glossy.
- v. (Paint.) To apply thinly a transparent or semitransparent color to (another color), to modify the effect.
- v. (Cookery) To cover (a donut, cupcake, meat, etc.) with a thin layer of edible syrup, or other substance which may solidify to a glossy coating. The material used for glazing is usually sweet or highly flavored.
- v. To become glazed of glassy.
- n. The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See glaze, v. t., 3.
- n. (Cookery) Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.
- n. A glazing oven. See Glost oven.
- v. coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
- n. any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods
- n. a glossy finish on a fabric
- v. furnish with glass
- v. coat with a glaze
- n. a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.
- v. become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
- From Old English glær ("amber").(Can we verify(+) this etymology?) (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English glasen, from glas, glass, from Old English glæs. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The neutral white colour chosen for the glaze is also an important element to play with possible arrangements, thinking that only a flower with colour allows a vase of alive colours.”
“Brush and rebrush onto the warm cake until the glaze is absorbed.”
“I had both, but only the honey chili glaze is pictured here because the natural version was just plain fried chicken (if fried chicken can be considered plain).”
“A thin glaze might be nice finish, and a dusting of powdered sugar or cocoa powder would work well, too.”
“The glaze is also a good way to cover up a crack in the top of the cake if it happens to stick in your bundt pan.”
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“A small amount of zesty, lemony glaze is poured over the cake while it is still warm and it is this finishing touch that makes the cake bright and memorable.”
“A lemon glaze is one of the most popular ways to finish off a loaf of freshly baked gingerbread.”
“However, for the sturdiest cakesicles you should sandwich two together with some frosting, insert your popsicle stick into the center, then dip the whole thing in glaze or melted chocolate to hold everything in place and rally create a finished popsicle look.”
“For this cup, I used white satin glaze plus a shino.”
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