glaze
I. verb (glazed; glazing) Etymology: Middle English glasen, from glas glass Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to furnish or fit with glass 2. a. to coat with or as if with a glaze <
the storm glazed trees with ice
>
b. to apply a glaze to <
glaze doughnuts
>
3. to give a smooth glossy surface to intransitive verb 1. to become glazed or glassy <
my eyes glazed over
>
2. to form a glaze • glazer noun II. noun Date: 1752 1. a smooth slippery coating of thin ice 2. a. (1) a liquid preparation applied to food on which it forms a firm glossy coating (2) a mixture mostly of oxides (as silica and alumina) applied to the surface of ceramic wares to form a moisture-impervious and often lustrous or ornamental coating b. a transparent or translucent color applied to modify the effect of a painted surface c. a smooth glossy or lustrous surface or finish 3. a glassy film III. intransitive verb (glazed; glazing) Etymology: probably blend of glare and gaze Date: 1601 archaic stare

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