glaze: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (glāz), [key]
— v., n. glazed, glaz•ing,
- to furnish or fill with glass: to glaze a window.
- to give a vitreous surface or coating to (a ceramic or the like), as by the application of a substance or by fusion of the body.
- to cover with a smooth, glossy surface or coating.
- to coat (a food) with sugar, a sugar syrup, or some other glossy, edible substance.
- to cover (a painted surface or parts of it) with a thin layer of transparent color in order to modify the tone.
- to give a glassy surface to, as by polishing.
- to give a coating of ice to (frozen food) by dipping in water.
- to grind (cutlery blades) in preparation for finishing.
- to become glazed or glassy: Their eyes glazed over as the lecturer droned on.
- (of a grinding wheel) to lose abrasive quality through polishing of the surface from wear.
- a smooth, glossy surface or coating.
- the substance for producing such a coating.
- a vitreous layer or coating on a piece of pottery.
- the substance of which such a layer or coating is made.
- a thin layer of transparent color spread over a painted surface.
- a smooth, lustrous surface on certain fabrics, produced by treating the material with a chemical and calendering.
- a substance used to coat a food, esp. sugar or sugar syrup.
- stock cooked down to a thin paste for applying to the surface of meats.
- Also calleda thin coating of ice on terrestrial objects, caused by rain that freezes on impact. Cf. rime (def. 1).
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