Definitions for glazegleɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

glazegleɪz(v.; n.)glazed, glaz•ing

  1. (v.t.)to furnish or fill with glass:

    to glaze a window.

  2. to give a vitreous surface or coating to (a ceramic or the like), as by the application of a substance or by fusion of the body.

    Category: Ceramics

  3. to cover with a smooth, glossy surface.

  4. to coat (a food) with a liquid substance that sets to form a smooth, glossy surface.

    Category: Cooking

  5. to cover (a painting) with a thin layer of transparent color in order to modify the tone.

    Category: Fine Arts

  6. to give a glassy surface to, as by polishing.

  7. to give a coating of ice to, by or as if by dipping in water.

    Category: Cooking

  8. (v.i.)to become glazed or glassy:

    Their eyes glazed over as the lecturer droned on.

  9. (n.)a smooth, glossy surface or coating.

  10. the substance for producing such a coating.

  11. a vitreous layer or coating on a piece of pottery. the substance of which such a layer or coating is made.

    Category: Ceramics

  12. a thin layer of transparent color spread over a painting.

    Category: Fine Arts

  13. a smooth, lustrous surface on a fabric, produced by treating chemically and calendering.


  14. a substance, as sugar syrup, used to form a thin, glossy coating on food. stock cooked down to a thin paste.

    Category: Cooking

  15. a thin coating of ice.

    Category: Meteorology, British

Origin of glaze:

1325–75; ME glasen, der. of glasglass


Princeton's WordNet

  1. glaze(noun)

    any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods

  2. glaze(noun)

    a glossy finish on a fabric

  3. glaze(verb)

    a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.

  4. glaze(verb)

    coat with a glaze

    "the potter glazed the dishes"; "glaze the bread with eggwhite"

  5. glaze, glass, glass over, glaze over(verb)

    become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance

    "Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"

  6. glass, glaze(verb)

    furnish with glass

    "glass the windows"

  7. sugarcoat, glaze, candy(verb)

    coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze


  1. glaze(Noun)

    The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See glaze (transitive verb).

  2. glaze(Noun)

    A transparent or semi-transparent layer of paint.

  3. glaze(Noun)

    A smooth coating of ice formed on objects due to the freezing of rain; glaze ice

  4. glaze(Noun)

    Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.

  5. glaze(Noun)

    A glazing oven. See Glost oven.

  6. glaze(Verb)

    To install windows

  7. glaze(Verb)

    To become glazed or glassy.

  8. glaze(Verb)

    In painting, to apply a thin, transparent layer of coating.

  9. Origin: From glær.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glaze(verb)

    to become glazed of glassy

  2. Glaze(noun)

    the vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See Glaze, v. t., 3

  3. Glaze(verb)

    broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes

  4. Glaze(verb)

    a glazing oven. See Glost oven


  1. Glaze

    Glazes can change the chroma, value, hue and texture of a surface. Drying time will depend on the amount and type of paint medium used in the glaze. The medium, base, or vehicle is the mixture to which the dry pigment is added. Different media can increase or decrease the rate at which oil paints dry. Often, because a paint is too opaque, painters will add special media or a lot of medium to the paint to make them more transparent for the purposes of glazing. While these media are usually liquids there are solid and semi-solid media used in the making of paints as well. For example, many classical oil painters have also been known to use ground glass and semi-solid resins to increase the translucency of their paint.

Anagrams of glaze

  1. Elâzığ

Translations for glaze

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a glassy coating put on pottery etc

a pink glaze on the grey vase.

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