from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Glasswork.
  • n. Glass set or made to be set in frames.
  • n. A glaze.
  • n. The act or process of applying a glaze.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of glaze.
  • n. The part of a window or wall made of glass or another transparent material
  • n. All the windows of a building

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or art of setting glass; the art of covering with a vitreous or glasslike substance, or of polishing or rendering glossy.
  • n. The glass set, or to be set, in a sash, frame. etc.
  • n. The glass, glasslike, or glossy substance with which any surface is incrusted or overlaid.
  • n. Transparent, or semitransparent, colors passed thinly over other colors, to modify the effect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or art of Setting glass; the craft of a glazier.
  • n. Glasswork; the glass of windows.
  • n. The application to a piece of pottery or porcelain of the glaze which is to cover it.
  • n. In ceramics, same as glaze, 1.
  • n. In oil-painting, the operation of spreading a thin layer of transparent color with the brush or the fingers, or with the palm of the hand, over those parts of a picture whose tone it is desirable to modify.
  • n. In gunpowder-manuf., the operation of breaking off the angular projections of the grains, and giving them a round, smooth, glossy surface, performed in a glazing-barrel.
  • n. In leather manufacturing, the process of rolling leather with a glass roller in order to give it a bright finish; also, less commonly, the light application with a sponge of a solution which when dry gives to the leather its final luster.


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