from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characteristic of or resembling glass.
- adj. Lifeless; expressionless: "the face changing to a demon's face with a fixed glassy grin” ( Katherine Anne Porter).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or like glass, in particular smooth and (somewhat) reflective.
- adj. Dull, expressionless
- adj. Absence of any chop on the water, making it smooth like glass. Swell creating breaking waves may still be present, glassy doesn't imply complete flatness.
- n. glass marble
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made of glass; vitreous.
- adj. Resembling glass in its properties, as in smoothness, brittleness, or transparency
- adj. Dull; wanting life or fire; lackluster; -- said of the eyes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling or of the nature of glass; vitreous: as, a glassy substance.
- Resembling glass in some quality, as smoothness, brittleness, transparency, or power of reflecting; hence, as applied to the eye or glance, having a fixed, unintelligent stare, as in idiocy, stupidity, spasm, terror, insanity, or death.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness
- adj. (used of eyes) lacking liveliness
- adj. (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it
I placed the two halves under the broiler for a few seconds and they came out a bit warm covered in glassy, shiny sugar layer.
It is too easy to become characterized as the glassy-eyed idealists who believe too much in the magic wonder herb when we supply targets that are so easily shot down.
And if, at the end of this, you aren't crossing your eyes or skipping over these entries in glassy-eyed, polite boredom, I'll dig up the LUNA contracts for contrast.
If the stream is narrow and brush-lined, or when the trout are lying in glassy shallow water close to the banks, I still prefer the upstream approach.
She actually did call glassy-eyed Governor Bill Owen of Colorado out on his RNC mandated stream of consiousness blather about "Aldrich Ames - Brooklyn bridge - Jamie Gorelick - known terrorists - protecting America - 9/11 - Clintoncarterdemocrats."
Materials scientists have developed an intriguing class of materials called glassy metallic alloys, which are amorphous and lack the crystalline structure of traditional metals.
The phenomenon is known as glassy water - and it led to the crash of a Beaver float plane in September 1986 at Dease Lake, killing five people, including Al Passarell, Social Credit
$22.3 million to help the State control and eradicate a non-native pest called the glassy-winged sharpshooter.
Students are converted from bad actors to good audiences, from resistant recalcitrants to hard workers, from victimhood to a kind of glassy-eyed self-delusion masking as empowerment.
Fawney stealing round the rooms of the Club, with glassy, meaningless eyes, and an endless greasy simper — he fawns on everybody he meets, and shakes hands with you, and blesses you, and betrays the most tender and astonishing interest in your welfare.