stained glass

stained glass
noun Date: 1791 glass colored or stained (as by fusing metallic oxides into it) for decorative applications (as in windows)

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  • stained glass — stained glass, adj. glass that has been colored, enameled, painted, or stained, esp. by having pigments baked onto its surface or by having various metallic oxides fused into it, as used in church windows, decorative lampshades, etc. [1785 95] *… …   Universalium

  • Stained Glass — • The popular name for the glass used in the making of coloured windows Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Stained Glass     Stained Glass      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • stained glass — n [U] glass of different colours used for making pictures and patterns in windows, especially in a church ▪ stained glass windows …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stained glass — [ ,steınd glæs ] noun uncount glass that has been colored or painted, traditionally used in church windows ╾ stained glass adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stained glass — stained′ glass′ n. cer fia glass that has been colored, esp. by having pigments baked onto its surface or by having various metallic oxides fused into it • Etymology: 1785–95 stained′ glass′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • stained glass — n. glass colored in any of various ways, as by fusing metallic oxides into it, by enameling, by burning pigments into its surface, etc. and used as for church windows stained glass adj …   English World dictionary

  • stained glass — ► NOUN ▪ coloured glass used to form decorative or pictorial designs, typically used for church windows …   English terms dictionary

  • Stained glass — For the Blackford Oakes novel, see Stained Glass (novel) The term stained glass refers either to the material of coloured glass or to the art and craft of working with it. Throughout its thousand year history the term stained glass was applied… …   Wikipedia

  • stained glass — noun glass that has been colored in some way; used for church windows • Hypernyms: ↑glass • Hyponyms: ↑Tiffany glass * * * noun : glass colored or stained; especially : window glass colored throughout by metallic oxides fused into it or remaining …   Useful english dictionary

  • stained-glass — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: stained glass 1. a. : of, relating to, or concerned with stained glass b. : made of or characterized by stained glass stained glass windows 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stained glass — Stain Stain (st[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stained} (st[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staining}.] [Abbrev. fr. distain.] 1. To discolor by the application of foreign matter; to make foul; to spot; as, to stain the hand with dye; armor stained with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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