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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

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

We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
Eduardo Galeano

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

And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.
Daniel Libeskind

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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