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Definition of Glass

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

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

The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it. - Augustus Hare
The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
Augustus Hare

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 'good' mother, with her fixed smile, her rigidity, her goody-goody outlook, her obsession with unnecessary hygiene, is in fact a fool. It is the 'bad' mother, unafraid of a joke and a glass of wine, richly self-expressive, scornful of suburban values, who is, in reality, good.
Rachel Cusk
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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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