What does vitreous mean?

Definitions for vitreousˈvɪ tri əs

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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

  3. Origin: [L. vitreous, from vitrum glass; perhaps akin to videre to see (see Vision). Cf. Varnish.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vitreous

    vit′rē-us, adj. glassy: pertaining to, consisting of, or like glass.—ns. Vitreos′ity, Vit′reousness; Vitres′cence.—adj. Vitres′cent, tending to become glass.—n. Vit′reum, the vitreous humour of the eye.—adj. Vit′ric.—ns. Vit′rics, glassy materials: the history of glass and its manufacture; Vitrifac′tion, Vitrificā′tion, act, process, or operation of vitrifying, or converting into glass; Vitrifac′ture, the manufacture of glass.—adjs. Vit′rifiable, that may be vitrified or turned into glass; Vit′rified.—ns.pl. Vit′rified-forts, -walls, certain ancient Scottish, French, &c. forts or walls in which the silicious stone has been vitrified by fire, whether by intention or accident is uncertain.—adj. Vit′riform, having the form of glass.—v.t. Vit′rify, to make into glass.—v.i. to become glass.—ns. Vitrī′na, a genus of land molluscs forming a connecting-link between the slugs and true snails—the glass-snail; Vit′rine, a show-case made of glass and used to protect delicate articles. [L. vitrum, glass—vidēre, to see.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitreous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitreous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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