water glass
noun Date: 1612 1. a glass vessel (as a drinking glass) for holding water 2. an instrument consisting of an open box or tube with a glass bottom used for examining objects in or under water 3. a substance that consists usually of the silicate of sodium, is found in commerce as a glassy mass, a stony powder, or dissolved in water as a viscous syrupy liquid, and is used especially as a cement, a protective coating, and as a fireproofing agent

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  • Water glass — Glass Glass (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. {Glare}, n., {Glaze}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water glass — Glass Glass (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. {Glare}, n., {Glaze}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water glass — 1. a) a drinking glass or goblet b) a glass container for water, etc. 2. WATER GAUGE (sense 2) 3. a glass bottomed tube or box for looking at things under water 4. sodium silicate or, sometimes, potassium silicate, occurring as a stony powder,… …   English World dictionary

  • Water glass — Wa ter glass 1. (Chem.) See {Soluble glass}, under {Glass}. [1913 Webster] 2. A clepsydra. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. An instrument consisting of an open box or tube with a glass bottom, used for examining objects in the water, as upon the sea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water glass — 1. a drinking glass; tumbler. 2. a glass container for holding water, as for growing bulbs, plants, or the like. 3. a glass tube used to indicate water level, as in a boiler. 4. a device for observing objects beneath the surface of the water,… …   Universalium

  • water glass — skystasis stiklas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Tirpiojo stiklo vandeninis tirpalas. atitikmenys: angl. liquid glass; water glass rus. жидкое стекло …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • water glass — skystasis stiklas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. water glass vok. Wasserglas, n rus. жидкое стекло, n pranc. verre soluble, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • water glass — noun 1. a glass for drinking water • Hypernyms: ↑glass, ↑drinking glass 2. gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir • Syn: ↑water gauge, ↑water gage • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • water glass — wa′ter glass or wa′ter•glass n. 1) a drinking glass; tumbler 2) a glass container for holding water, as for growing bulbs, plants, or the like 3) opt a device, as a tube or a box with a glass bottom, for observing objects beneath the surface of… …   From formal English to slang

  • water glass — noun A common name for some water soluble silicate compounds, especially when occurring in dissolved, jelly like form. Syn: liquid glass, sodium silicate, soluble glass …   Wiktionary

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