Definitions of glass

  1. Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
  2. Anything made of glass.
  3. A looking- glass; a mirror.
  4. 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.
  5. A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
  6. A weatherglass; a barometer.
  7. To case in glass.
  8. To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.
  9. To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
  10. To reflect, as in a mirror.
  11. An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; - in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses.
  12. To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; - used reflexively.
  13. To cover with glass.
  14. To glaze.
  15. become glassy; of eyes; " Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"
  16. put in a glass container
  17. enclose with glass; " glass in a porch"
  18. To mirror; to case in glass; to cover with glass; to glaze.
  19. a glass container for holding liquids while drinking
  20. a small refracting telescope
  21. glassware collectively; " She collected old glass"
  22. a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  23. scan ( game in the forest) with binoculars
  24. furnish with glass; " glass the windows"
  25. 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.
  26. A hard, brittle, transparent substance, white or colored, made by melting together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide, and used for window- panes, mirrors, dishes, etc.; a drinking glass, or the quantity contained in it; a mirror; lens; a telescope, or barometer.
  27. The hard, brittle, transparent substance in windows: anything made of glass, esp. a drinking vessel, a mirror, etc.:- pl. spectacles: the quantity of liquid a glass holds.
  28. Brittle transparent substance made from alkalies and silex; anything made of glass, as a cup, mirror, lens. & c.
  29. A transparent, brittle compound of silica with metallic oxids.
  30. Any article made wholly or partly of glass, as a mirror or a drinking- vessel; in the plural, spectacles or eye- glasses.
  31. The contents of a drinking- glass.
  32. A hard, brittle, transparent substance, formed by fusing silicious matter with fixed alkalies; a drinking vessel of glass; the quantity of liquor that a glass vessel contains; strong drink; a mirror; a vessel filled with sand for measuring time; the time in which it is exhausted of sand; the destined time of man's life; a vessel that shows the weight of the air; a lens or optical instrument through which an object is viewed; a telescope; a barometer.
  33. A hard, brittle, transparent substance, made by fusing powdered flint or fine sand with some alkali; a small drinking- vessel; the quantity contained therein; a mirror; a scientific instrument, as a prospect- glass, a weather- glass.
  34. Made of glass.
  36. Made of glass; vitreous.