glass
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English glas, from Old English glæs; akin to Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow Date: before 12th century 1. any of various amorphous materials formed from a melt by cooling to rigidity without crystallization: as a. a usually transparent or translucent material consisting typically of a mixture of silicates b. a material (as obsidian) produced by fast cooling of magma 2. a. something made of glass: as (1) tumbler; also glassware (2) mirror (3) barometer (4) hourglass (5) backboard 1 b. (1) an optical instrument or device that has one or more lenses and is designed to aid in the viewing of objects not readily seen (2) field glasses, binoculars — usually used in plural c. plural a device used to correct defects of vision or to protect the eyes that consists typically of a pair of glass or plastic lenses and the frame by which they are held in place — called also eyeglasses, spectacles 3. the quantity held by a glass container 4. fiberglassglassful nounglassless adjective II. verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to provide with glass ; glaze 1 b. to enclose, case, or wall with glass <
the sunroom was glassed in
>
2. to make glassy 3. a. reflect b. to see mirrored 4. to look at through an optical instrument (as binoculars) intransitive verb glaze I,1

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