What does glaze mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glazenoun

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

  2. glazenoun

    a glossy finish on a fabric

  3. glazeverb

    a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.

  4. glazeverb

    coat with a glaze

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

  5. glaze, glass, glass over, glaze oververb

    become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance

    "Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"

  6. glass, glazeverb

    furnish with glass

    "glass the windows"

  7. sugarcoat, glaze, candyverb

    coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze


  1. Glazeverb

    (Cookery) To cover (a donut, cupcake, meat, etc.) with a thin layer of edible syrup, or other substance which may solidify to a glossy coating. The material used for glazing is usually sweet or highly flavored.


  1. glazenoun

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

  2. glazenoun

    A transparent or semi-transparent layer of paint.

  3. glazenoun

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

  4. glazenoun

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

  5. glazenoun

    A glazing oven. See Glost oven.

  6. glazeverb

    To install windows

  7. glazeverb

    To become glazed or glassy.

  8. glazeverb

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

  9. Etymology: From glær.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Glazeverb

    Etymology: To glass, only accidentally varied.

    Let there be two delicate cabinets daintily paved, richly hanged, and glazed with crystalline glass. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    Sorrow’s eye, glaz’d with blinding tears,
    Divides one thing entire to many objects. William Shakespeare, R. II.

    The reason of one man operates on that of another in all true oratory; wherein though with other ornaments he may glaze and brandish the weapons, yet is it sound reason that carries the stroke home. Nehemiah Grew, Cosm. Sac. b. ii. c. 6.

    White, with other strong colours, with which we paint that which we intend to glaze, are the life, the spirit, and the lustre of it. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.


  1. glaze

    A glaze is a glossy or smooth coating applied to a variety of surfaces such as ceramics, pottery, and food to enhance appearance, texture, or protection. In ceramics or pottery, it is a vitreous substance fused onto the surface by heat. In food, it is a glossy coating, often sweet or savory, brushed or drizzled onto the dish to add flavor and visual appeal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glazeverb

    to become glazed of glassy

  2. Glazenoun

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

  3. Glazeverb

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

  4. Glazeverb

    a glazing oven. See Glost oven

  5. Etymology: [OE. glasen, glazen, fr. glas. See Glass.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glaze

    glāz, v.t. to furnish or set with glass: to cover with a thin surface of glass or something glassy: to give a glassy surface to.—n. the glassy coating put upon pottery: any shining exterior.—ns. Glāz′er, a workman who glazes pottery, paper, &c.; Glā′zier, one who sets glass in window-frames, &c. (for glazer; like law-y-er for law-er); Glāz′ing, the act or art of setting glass: the art of covering with a vitreous substance: (paint.) semi-transparent colours put thinly over others to modify the effect. [M. E. glasenglas, glass.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GLAZE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Glaze is ranked #5005 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Glaze surname appeared 7,022 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Glaze.

    73.2% or 5,140 total occurrences were White.
    20.7% or 1,458 total occurrences were Black.
    3.2% or 226 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 126 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 50 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for glaze »

  1. Elâzığ

  2. gazel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glaze in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glaze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of glaze in a Sentence

  1. Laurie E. Colwin:

    That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities-that sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one-dimensional.

  2. Mark Redwood:

    When you speak of adaptation in a business setting, people's eyes glaze over ... but if you speak about business continuity and protecting supply chains, that resonates very well.

  3. David Assael:

    Spring is about to spring. Persephone is coming back and the ice is groaning, about to break with the exquisite and deafening roar. It's a time for madness a time for our fangs to come down and our eyes to glaze over so that the beast in us can sing with unmitigated joy. Oh yes, ecstasy, I welcome thee

  4. Sam Kass:

    The general public, when they hear greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, their eyes glaze over, it feels so big and detached from their lives. They're very disempowered to do something about it. And I think it's been a big barrier to more aggressive action. But food is one of those ways to tell this story in a way people can really relate to -- and, ultimately, in a way people can incorporate, and become an actor in the solution over time.

  5. Michael Krondl:

    This probably would have been great six hours ago, But I feel as though the glaze just gets lost in the cake donut and a yeast donut just works better with complicated toppings.

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