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GL`ASS, n. [L. glastum; glesid, blueness. Greenness is usually named from vegetation or growing, as L. viridis, from vireo.]

1. A hard, brittle, transparent, factitious substance, formed by fusing sand with fixed alkalies.

In chimistry, a substance or mixture, earthy, saline or metallic, brought by fusion to the state of a hard, brittle, transparent mass, whose fracture is conchoidal.

2. A glass vessel of any kind; as a drinking glass.

3. A mirror; a looking-glass.

4. A vessel to be filled with sand for measuring time; as an hour-glass.

5. The destined time of man's life. His glass is run.

6. The quantity of liquor that a glass vessel contains. Drink a glass of wine with me.

7. A vessel that shows the weight of the air.

8. A perspective glass; as an optic glass.

9. The time which a glass runs, or in which it is exhausted of sand. The seamen's watch-glass is half an hour. We say, a ship fought three glasses.

10. Glasses, in the plural, spectacles.

GL`ASS, a. Made of glass; vitreous; as a glass bottle.

GL`ASS, v.t. To see as in a glass. [Not used.]

1. To case in glass. [Little used.]

2. To cover with glass; to glaze.

[In the latter sense, glaze is generally used.]



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GL`ASS, n. [L. glastum; glesid, blueness. Greenness is usually named from vegetation or growing, as L. viridis, from vireo.]

1. A hard, brittle, transparent, factitious substance, formed by fusing sand with fixed alkalies.

In chimistry, a substance or mixture, earthy, saline or metallic, brought by fusion to the state of a hard, brittle, transparent mass, whose fracture is conchoidal.

2. A glass vessel of any kind; as a drinking glass.

3. A mirror; a looking-glass.

4. A vessel to be filled with sand for measuring time; as an hour-glass.

5. The destined time of man's life. His glass is run.

6. The quantity of liquor that a glass vessel contains. Drink a glass of wine with me.

7. A vessel that shows the weight of the air.

8. A perspective glass; as an optic glass.

9. The time which a glass runs, or in which it is exhausted of sand. The seamen's watch-glass is half an hour. We say, a ship fought three glasses.

10. Glasses, in the plural, spectacles.

GL`ASS, a. Made of glass; vitreous; as a glass bottle.

GL`ASS, v.t. To see as in a glass. [Not used.]

1. To case in glass. [Little used.]

2. To cover with glass; to glaze.

[In the latter sense, glaze is generally used.]

GLASS, a.

Made of glass; vitreous; as, a glass bottle.


GLASS, n. [Sax. glæs; Sw. Dan. G. and D. glas; so named from its color; W. glâs., from llâs, blue, azure, green, fresh, pale; glasu, to make blue, to become green or verdant, to grow pale, to dawn; glaslys, woad, L. glastum; glesid, blueness. Tacitus, de Mor. Ger. 45, mentions glesum, amber collected in the Baltic, probably the same word, and so named from its clearness. Greenness is usually named from vegetation or growing, as L. viridis, from vireo.]

  1. A hard, brittle, transparent, factitious substance, formed by fusing sand with fixed alkalies. Encyc. A definite compound of silicic acid and potassa or soda. The pure silicates of potassa and soda, are soluble in water; but by the conjunction of a silicate of lime, magnesia, alumina, or any other earth, it becomes insoluble in water. In chimistry, a substance or mixture, earthy, saline or metallic, brought by fusion to the state of a hard, brittle, transparent mass, whose fracture is conchoidal. Aikin.
  2. A glass vessel of any kind; as a drinking-glass.
  3. A mirror; a looking-glass.
  4. A vessel to be filled with sand for measuring time; as an hour-glass.
  5. The destined time of man's life. His glass is run.
  6. The quantity of liquor that a glass vessel contains. Drink a glass of wine with me.
  7. A vessel that shows the weight of the air. Tatler.
  8. A perspective glass; as, an optic glass. Milton.
  9. The time which a glass runs, or in which it is exhausted of sand. The seamen's watch-glass is half an hour. We say, a ship fought three glasses.
  10. Glasses, in the plural, spectacles.

GLASS, v.t.

  1. To see, as in a glass. [Not used.] Sidney.
  2. To case in glass. [Little used.] Shak.
  3. To cover with glass; to glaze. Boyle. [In the latter sense, glaze is generally used.]

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.

    * Glass is variously colored by the metallic oxides; thus, manganese colors it violet; copper (cuprous), red, or (cupric) green; cobalt, blue; uranium, yellowish green or canary yellow; iron, green or brown; gold, purple or red; tin, opaque white; chromium, emerald green; antimony, yellow.

  2. To reflect, as in a mirror] to mirror; -- used reflexively.

    Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror. Motley.

    Where the Almighty's form glasses itself in tempests. Byron.

  3. Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
  4. To case in glass.

    [R.] Shak.
  5. Anything made of glass.

    Especially: (a)
  6. To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.

    Boyle.
  7. To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
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Glass

GL'ASS, noun [Latin glastum; glesid, blueness. Greenness is usually named from vegetation or growing, as Latin viridis, from vireo.]

1. A hard, brittle, transparent, factitious substance, formed by fusing sand with fixed alkalies.

In chimistry, a substance or mixture, earthy, saline or metallic, brought by fusion to the state of a hard, brittle, transparent mass, whose fracture is conchoidal.

2. A glass vessel of any kind; as a drinking glass

3. A mirror; a looking-glass.

4. A vessel to be filled with sand for measuring time; as an hour-glass.

5. The destined time of man's life. His glass is run.

6. The quantity of liquor that a glass vessel contains. Drink a glass of wine with me.

7. A vessel that shows the weight of the air.

8. A perspective glass; as an optic glass

9. The time which a glass runs, or in which it is exhausted of sand. The seamen's watch-glass is half an hour. We say, a ship fought three glasses.

10. Glasses, in the plural, spectacles.

GL'ASS, adjective Made of glass; vitreous; as a glass bottle.

GL'ASS, verb transitive To see as in a glass [Not used.]

1. To case in glass [Little used.]

2. To cover with glass; to glaze.

[In the latter sense, glaze is generally used.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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