Glass

Definition of Glass

Pronunciation: glås
n.1.
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.(Chem.) Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
3.Anything made of glass.
She would not live
The running of one glass.
- Shak.
4.A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
Bohemian glass
etc. See under Bohemian, Cut, etc.
Crown glass
a variety of glass, used for making the finest plate or window glass, and consisting essentially of silicate of soda or potash and lime, with no admixture of lead; the convex half of an achromatic lens is composed of crown glass; - so called from a crownlike shape given it in the process of blowing.
Crystal glass
See Flint glass, in the Vocabulary.
Cylinder glass
sheet glass made by blowing the glass in the form of a cylinder which is then split longitudinally, opened out, and flattened.
Glass of antimony
a vitreous oxide of antimony mixed with sulphide.
Glass cloth
a woven fabric formed of glass fibers.
Glass coach
a coach superior to a hackney-coach, hired for the day, or any short period, as a private carriage; - so called because originally private carriages alone had glass windows.
- Smart.
Glass coaches are [allowed in English parks from which ordinary hacks are excluded], meaning by this term, which is never used in America, hired carriages that do not go on stands.
- J. F. Cooper.
v. t.1.To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; - used reflexively.
[imp. & p. p. Glassed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glassing.]
Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror.
- Motley.
Where the Almighty's form glasses itself in tempests.
- Byron.
2.To case in glass.
3.To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.
4.To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.

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