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Definition of Glass


  1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.
  2. Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
  3. Anything made of glass.
  4. A looking-glass; a mirror.
  5. A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand.
  6. A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
  7. An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses.
  8. A weatherglass; a barometer.
  9. To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used reflexively.
  10. To case in glass.
  11. To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.
  12. To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.

Glass Quotations

People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I just get so fed up with seeing the same things written about me. If I see the words 'ice queen' attached to me, I feel like banging my head against the wall. There's this perception that I can only be in a film if I have a glass of champagne in my hand and a stately home in the background.
Kristin Scott Thomas

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.
Stephen King

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
William Makepeace Thackeray

I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late.
Mitch Hedberg
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Glass Translations

glass in Afrikaans is glas
glass in Danish is glas
glass in Dutch is drinkglas, glas
glass in Finnish is juomalasi, lasi
glass in French is verre, vitre
glass in German is Spiegel, Glas, Glas
glass in Italian is calice, vetro
glass in Norwegian is speil, glass
glass in Portuguese is vidro, copo
glass in Spanish is cascara, cristal, vidrio, vaso
glass in Swedish is glas
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