Glaze


Glaze

Glaze or glazing is a thin shiny coating, or the act of applying the coating; it may refer to:

In materials or engineering:

* Architectural glass, a building material typically used as transparent glazing material in the building envelope
* Ceramic glaze, a vitreous coating to a ceramic material whose primary purposes are decoration or protection
* Glaze (metallurgy), the often shiny, wear-protective layer of compacted sintered oxide formed on some metals

In structural applications:

* Glazing, a transparent part of a wall
* Insulated glazing, a piece of glazing consisting of two or more layers separated by a spacer

In food preparation:

* Glaze (cooking technique), a coating of a glossy, often sweet, mixture applied to food
* Glazing agent, food additives providing shiny appearance or protective coating to foods

Other examples:

* Glaze (painting technique), a layer of paint, thinned with a medium, so as to become somewhat transparent
* Glaze ice, a layer of ice caused by freezing rain

* Glaze is a material mined in the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale. It is mined on Denduron. It is a white gem with blue veins, and is very valuable.


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  • Glaze — (gl[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glazed} (gl[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Glazing}.] [OE. glasen, glazen, fr. glas. See {Glass}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To furnish (a window, a house, a sash, a case, etc.) with glass. [1913 Webster] Two cabinets daintily… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glaze — glaze; re·glaze; semi·glaze; de·glaze; …   English syllables

  • Glaze — Glaze, n. 1. The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See {Glaze}, v. t., 3. Ure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Cookery) Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glaze — ► VERB 1) fit panes of glass into (a window frame or similar structure). 2) enclose or cover with glass. 3) cover with a glaze. 4) (often glaze over) lose brightness and animation. ► NOUN 1) a glass like substance fused on to the surface of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Glaze — Glaze, v. i. To become glazed of glassy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glaze — [n] varnish, lacquer coat, enamel, finish, glint, gloss, luster, patina, polish, sheen, shine; concepts 259,475 Ant. stripper glaze [v] varnish, lacquer buff, burnish, coat, cover, enamel, furbish, glance, glass, gloss, incrust, make lustrous,… …   New thesaurus

  • glaze — [glāz] vt. glazed, glazing [ME glasen < glas, GLASS] 1. to fit (windows, etc.) with glass 2. to give a hard, glossy finish or coating to; specif., a) to overlay (pottery, etc.) with a substance that gives a glassy finish when fused b) to make… …   English World dictionary

  • glaze — (v.) mid 14c., glasen to fit with glass, from glas (see GLASS (Cf. glass)), probably influenced by GLAZIER (Cf. glazier). Noun sense of substance used to make a glossy coating is first attested 1784; in reference to ice, from 1752. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • glaze — n gloss, sheen, *luster …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • glaze — I UK [ɡleɪz] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms glaze : singular glaze plural glazes 1) a thin layer of milk, sugar, or egg that you put on foods to make them look smooth and shiny 2) art a clear shiny oil that you put on paintings or… …   English dictionary