Definitions for vitreousˈvɪ tri əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vit•re•ousˈvɪ tri əs(adj.)

  1. of the nature of or resembling glass, as in transparency, brittleness, hardness, or glossiness:

    vitreous china.

  2. of or pertaining to glass.

  3. obtained from or containing glass.

Origin of vitreous:

1640–50; < L vitreus=vitr(um) glass +-eus -eous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vitreous(adj)

    of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye

    "the vitreous chamber"

  2. vitreous(adj)

    relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass

    "vitreous rocks"; "vitreous silica"

  3. glassy, vitreous, vitrified(adj)

    (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it

    "glazed pottery"; "glassy porcelain"; "hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures"


  1. vitreous(Noun)

    The vitreous humor.

  2. vitreous(Adjective)

    Of, or resembling glass; glassy

  3. vitreous(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to the vitreous humor of the eye

  4. vitreous(Adjective)

    having a shiny nonporous surface

  5. vitreous(Adjective)

    Of a semi-crystalline substance where the atoms exhibit short-range order, but without the long-range order of a crystal

  6. vitreous(Adjective)

    positive (of electric charge)

  7. Origin: From vitreus, from vitrum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vitreous(adj)

    consisting of, or resembling, glass; glassy; as, vitreous rocks

  2. Vitreous(adj)

    of or pertaining to glass; derived from glass; as, vitreous electricity


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