Definitions of gloss

  1. To make explanatory remarks.
  2. To annotate; write marginal explanations.
  3. To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth.
  4. To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate.
  5. To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation.
  6. To explain by notes or comments; cover up or hide by plausible insincere representation; varnish; make smooth and lustrous.
  7. To give a superficial lustre to: to render plausible: to palliate.
  8. To give a lustre to; render plausible.
  9. To excuse; usually with over.
  10. To make comments; to comment; to explain.
  11. To make sly remarks, or insinuations.
  12. To make comments on a text; to explain.
  13. To comment or make explanatory remarks.
  14. give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
  15. provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
  16. To give a superficial lustre to; to make glossy; to give a specious appearance to.
  17. To explain; to render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate.
  18. To give a superficial lustre to.
  19. To explain by comment.
  20. of Glossa
  21. the property of being smooth and shiny
  22. an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
  23. an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; " he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; " he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; " the situation soon took on a different color"
  24. Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; polish; as, the gloss of silk; cloth is calendered to give it a gloss.
  25. A specious appearance; superficial quality or show.
  26. A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation.
  27. A false or specious explanation.
  28. Luster from a polished surface; insincere show; an explanation or comment on some difficulty or obscurity in the te t of a book; a plausible, insincere representation.
  29. Brightness or lustre, as from a polished surface: external show.
  30. A remark to explain a subject: a comment.
  31. A comment.
  32. Lustre; polish; external show.
  33. An explanatory note.
  34. Polish; deceptive show.
  35. A plausible excuse.
  36. Brightness or lustre, as from a smooth surface; external show that might mislead.
  37. Comment; explanation.
  38. The lustre of a body proceeding from a smooth pressed surface; specious appearance; external show.
  39. A comment; a remark intended to illustrate; interpretation artfully specious.