a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
glass, drinking glass(noun)
a container for holding liquids while drinking
the quantity a glass will hold
field glass, glass, spyglass(noun)
a small refracting telescope
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looking glass, glass(noun)
a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
"She collected old glass"
furnish with glass
"glass the windows"
scan (game in the forest) with binoculars
glass, glass in(verb)
enclose with glass
"glass in a porch"
put in a glass container
glaze, glass, glass over, glaze over(verb)
become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
"Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"
A solid, transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime.
The tabletop is made of glass.
A vessel from which one drinks, especially one made of glass, plastic, or similar translucent or semi-translucent material.
Fill my glass with milk please.
The quantity of liquid contained in such a vessel.
Would you like a glass of milk?
Amorphous (non-crystalline) substance.
A popular myth is that window glass is actually an extremely viscous liquid.
We collected art glass.
She adjusted her lipstick in the glass.
A magnifying glass or telescope.
We looked through the glass to see stars.
He caught the rebound off of the glass.
The clear, protective screen surrounding a hockey rink.
He fired the outlet pass off the glass.
To furnish with glass; to glaze.
To view through an optical instrument such as binoculars
To enclose with glass.
To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury.
To bombard an area with such intensity (nuclear bomb, fusion bomb, etc) as to melt the landscape into glass.
The glass is falling hour by hour uE000100103uE001 Louis MacNeice.
Origin: From glæs, cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German glas, which (in ) is attested as a gloss for Latin electrum. These words are developed from glasan. Possibly ultimately from the Proto-Germanic root (compare glow).
a hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament
any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion
anything made of glass
a looking-glass; a mirror
a vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand
a drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner
an optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses
a weatherglass; a barometer
to reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used reflexively
to case in glass
to cover or furnish with glass; to glaze
to smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher
Origin: [OE. glas, gles, AS. gls; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. glr amber, L. glaesum. Cf. Glare, n., Glaze, v. t.]
Glass is an amorphous solid material that exhibits a glass transition, which is the reversible transition in amorphous materials from a hard and relatively brittle state into a molten or rubber-like state. Glasses are typically brittle and can be optically transparent. The most familiar type of glass, used for centuries in windows and drinking vessels, is soda-lime glass, composed of about 75% silica plus sodium oxide from soda ash, lime, and several minor additives. Often, the term glass is used in a restricted sense to refer to this specific use. From the 19th century, various types of fancy glass started to become significant branches of the decorative arts. Objects made out of glass include not only traditional objects such as vessels, paperweights, marbles, beads, but an endless range of sculpture and installation art as well. Colored glass is often used, though sometimes the glass is painted, innumerable examples exist of the use of stained glass. In science, however, the term glass is usually defined in a much wider sense, including every solid that possesses a non-crystalline structure and that exhibits a glass transition when heated towards the liquid state. In this wider sense, glasses can be made of quite different classes of materials: metallic alloys, ionic melts, aqueous solutions, molecular liquids, and polymers. For many applications polymer glasses are a lighter alternative to traditional silica glasses.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
glas, n. a combination of silica with some alkali or alkaline earth, such as lime, &c., used for window panes, mirrors, lenses, &c.: anything made of glass, esp. a drinking-vessel, a mirror, &c.: the quantity of liquid a glass holds: any fused substance like glass, with a vitreous fracture: (pl.) spectacles.—adj. made of glass.—v.t. to case in glass.—ns. Glass′-blow′er, one who blows and fashions glass; Glass′-blow′ing, the process of making glass, by taking a mass of glass reduced by heat to a viscid state, and inflating it; Glass′-coach, a coach for hire having glazed windows; Glass′-crab, the larval form of rock lobsters, &c., but formerly regarded as adults, and made into a genus or even family; Glass′-cut′ter; Glass′-cut′ting, the act or process of cutting, shaping, and ornamenting the surface of glass.—adj. Glass′-faced (Shak.), reflecting the sentiments of another, as in a mirror.—n. Glass′ful, the contents of a glass.—adj. Glass′-gaz′ing (Shak.), addicted to viewing one's self in a mirror.—ns. Glass′-grind′ing, the ornamenting of glass by rubbing with sand, emery, &c.; Glass′-house, a glass manufactory: a house made of glass.—adv. Glass′ily.—n. Glass′iness.—adj. Glass′-like.—ns. Glass′-paint′ing, the art of producing pictures on glass by means of staining it chemically; Glass′-pā′per, paper coated with finely pounded glass, and used like sand-paper; Glass′-soap, an oxide of manganese and other substances used by glass-blowers to remove colouring from glass; Glass′ware, articles made of glass; Glass′-work, articles made of glass; Glass′wort, a plant so called from its yielding soda, used in making glass.—adjs. Glass′y, made of or like glass; Glass′y-head′ed (Tenn.), having a bald, shining head.—ns. Cut′-glass, flint-glass shaped or ornamented by cutting or grinding on a wheel; Ground′-glass, any glass that has been depolished by a sand-blast, grinding, or etching with acids, so as to destroy its transparency; Plate′-glass, glass cast in large thick plates.—Live in a glass house=to be open to attack or retort.—Musical glasses (see Harmonica).—Water, or Soluble, glass, the soluble silicate of soda or of potash formed when silica is fused with an excess of alkali, used for hardening artificial stone, as a cement, and for rendering calico, &c., uninflammable. [A.S. glæs; Dut., Ger., and Sw. glas; cog. with glow, gleam, glance, glare.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[IBM] Synonym for silicon.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Hard, amorphous, brittle, inorganic, usually transparent, polymerous silicate of basic oxides, usually potassium or sodium. It is used in the form of hard sheets, vessels, tubing, fibers, ceramics, beads, etc.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A fused mixture of silicates of various oxides. It is of extremely varied composition and its electric constants vary greatly. Many determinations of its specific resistance have been made. For flint glass at 100° C. (212° F.) about (2.06E14) ohms --at 60° C (140° F.) (1.020E15) (Thomas Gray) is given, while another observer (Beetz) gives for glass at ordinary temperatures an immeasurably high resistance. It is therefore a non-conductor of very high order if dry. As a dielectric the specific inductive capacity of different samples of flint glass is given as 6.57--6.85--7.4--10.1 (Hopkinson), thus exceeding all other ordinary dielectrics. The densest glass, other things being equal, has the highest specific inductive capacity.
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Rank popularity for the word 'glass' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1049
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Rank popularity for the word 'glass' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1459
Rank popularity for the word 'glass' in Nouns Frequency: #368
The numerical value of glass in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of glass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- beire, bidreAragonese
- كوب, زُجَاج, كأسArabic
- стъкло, чашаBulgarian
- got, vas, vidreCatalan, Valencian
- sklo, skleniceCzech
- γυαλί, ποτήριGreek
- vitro, glasoEsperanto
- vidrio, cristal, copa, vasoSpanish
- beira, edalontziBasque
- شیشه, آبگینه, جام, استکان, لیوانPersian
- glêsWestern Frisian
- glainne, gloinneScottish Gaelic
- זגוגית, כוס, זכוכיתHebrew
- ग्लास, शीशाHindi
- vèHaitian Creole
- pohár, üvegHungarian
- ապակի, բաժակArmenian
- gelas, kacaIndonesian
- gler, glasIcelandic
- vetro, bicchiereItalian
- ガラス, コップ, 硝子, グラスJapanese
- მინა, ჭიქაGeorgian
- girathiKikuyu, Gikuyu
- imertarfikKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 유리, 글라스, 잔Korean
- glas, جام, شووشه, şûşe, cam, پهرداخ, belûr, شووشه, perdaq, piyale, پهرداغKurdish
- vitrum, speculoLatin
- GlasLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ແກ້ວ, ຈອກLao
- stìklas, stiklinėLithuanian
- stikls, glāzeLatvian
- karaehe, karaihe, karāheMāori
- стакло, чашаMacedonian
- പളുങ്കുപാത്രം, ഗ്ലാസ, സ്ഫടികംMalayalam
- kaca, gelasMalay
- ဖန်, မှန်Burmese
- glasNorwegian Nynorsk
- tsésǫʼNavajo, Navaho
- авгOssetian, Ossetic
- ਸ਼ੀਸ਼ਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- szkło, szklanka, kieliszekPolish
- vidro, copoPortuguese
- pahar, sticlăRomanian
- стекло, стакан, рюмкаRussian
- стакло, staklo, srča, cpчa, чаша, čašaSerbo-Croatian
- sklo, pohárSlovak
- kozarec, stêkloSlovene
- xham, qelqAlbanian
- kgalaseSouthern Sotho
- లోటా, గాజుTelugu
- salamin, basoTagalog
- sio'ata, ipu sio'ata, fakasio'ataTonga (Tonga Islands)
- bardak, camTurkish
- ئەينەكUyghur, Uighur
- скло, склянкаUkrainian
- گلاس, شیشہUrdu
- thuỷ tinh, lyVietnamese
- glät, värVolapük
- גלאָז, גלאזYiddish
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