What does glaze mean?

Definitions for glazegleɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word glaze.

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(v. t.)

    (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.

  2. Origin: [OE. glasen, glazen, fr. glas. See Glass.]


  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

  5. Origin: [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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  1. Elâzığ


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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Translations for glaze

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • سطح أملسArabic
  • glazura, lazura, ledovkaCzech
  • Glasur, LasurGerman
  • glazuro, glazuri, diafana farboEsperanto
  • frita, veladura, glaseado, esmalte, glasé, velarSpanish
  • lasuuri, lasittua, lihahyytelö, lasitusuuni, lasittaa, lasite, lasitus, jääpinta, glaseerataFinnish
  • émail, glacis, glaçage, s'embuer, devenir virtreux, glaçure, givre, vitrer, glacerFrench
  • gelicidioItalian
  • atkala, glazūraLatvian
  • glazuur, ijzel, glazuren, lazuurDutch
  • emailat, glazuratRomanian
  • глазу́рьRussian
  • žledSlovene
  • glasyr, isskorpa, lasyrSwedish

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