gauze
noun Etymology: Middle French gaze Date: 1561 1. a. a thin often transparent fabric used chiefly for clothing or draperies b. a loosely woven cotton surgical dressing c. a firm woven fabric of metal or plastic filaments 2. hazegauzelike adjectivegauzily adverb

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  • Gauze — is a thin, translucent fabric with a open weave. Its name may derive etymologically from the Persian word for silk, via the Spanish word gasa .Uses and types*Gauze was originally made of silk. Now used for medical purposes gauze sponges are in… …   Wikipedia

  • Gauze — (g[add]z), n. [F. gaze; so called because it was first introduced from Gaza, a city of Palestine.] A very thin, slight, transparent stuff, generally of silk; also, any fabric resembling silk gauze; as, wire gauze; cotton gauze. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GAUZE — est le titre du premier album major de Dir en Grey produit en partie par Yoshiki, batteur du groupe X Japan. Sortit le 28 juillet 1999, cet album se caractérise par un son beaucoup plus pop rock que les autres. Réunissant leur singles… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gauze — Gauze, a. Having the qualities of gauze; thin; light; as, gauze merino underclothing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gauze — Es un álbum de la banda japonesa Dir en grey lanzado el 28 de julio de 1999. Este es el primer Album de la banda. Cinco de las canciones fueron producidas por el cofundador de la banda X Japan, Yoshiki Hayashi, y estos fueron lanzados como… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gauze — [go:z US go:z] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: gaze, probably from Gaza, town in Palestine] 1.) very thin transparent material with very small holes in it 2.) also gauze bandage AmE thin cotton with very small holes in it that is used… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gauze — est le titre du premier album major de Dir en Grey produit en partie par Yoshiki, batteur du groupe X Japan. Sortit le 28 juillet 1999, cet album se caractérise par un son beaucoup plus pop rock que les autres. Réunissant leur singles… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gauze — ► NOUN 1) a thin transparent fabric. 2) Medicine thin, loosely woven cloth used for dressing and swabbing wounds. 3) (also wire gauze) a very fine wire mesh. DERIVATIVES gauzy adjective. ORIGIN French gaze …   English terms dictionary

  • gauze — [ gɔz ] noun uncount 1. ) white cotton cloth that is very thin and has been woven in a loose way, used in layers for protecting and treating an injury 2. ) thin white material with holes in that is used especially for making curtains ╾ gauz|y… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gauze — 1560s, gais, from Fr. gaze, conjectured to be from Arabic gazz raw silk [Barnhart], or from GAZA (Cf. Gaza), Palestinian city associated with production of this fabric [Klein, Du Cagne] …   Etymology dictionary

  • gaužė — sf. Kos44, K.Būg menk. galva …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

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