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Definition of Gloss

Gloss
Gloss Gloss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glossed; p. pr. & vb. n. Glossing.] To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth. The glossed and gleamy wave. --J. R. Drake.
Gloss
Gloss Gloss, n. [Cf. Icel. glossi a blaze, glys finery, MHG. glosen to glow, G. glosten to glimmer; perh. akin to E. glass.] 1. 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. It is no part . . . to set on the face of this cause any fairer gloss than the naked truth doth afford. --Hooker. 2. A specious appearance; superficial quality or show. To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm than all the gloss of art. --Goldsmith.
Gloss
Gloss Gloss, n. [OE. glose, F. glose, L. glossa a difficult word needing explanation, fr. Gr. ? tongue, language, word needing explanation. Cf. Gloze, Glossary, Glottis.] 1. A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation. [Obs.] 2. An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal; an explanatory note or comment; a running commentary. All this, without a gloss or comment, He would unriddle in a moment. --Hudibras. Explaining the text in short glosses. --T. Baker. 3. A false or specious explanation. --Dryden.
Gloss
Gloss Gloss, v. t. 1. To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate. 2. To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation. You have the art to gloss the foulest cause. --Philips.
Gloss
Gloss Gloss, v. i. 1. To make comments; to comment; to explain. --Dryden. 2. To make sly remarks, or insinuations. --Prior.
Gloss
Glossa Glos"sa, n.; pl. Gloss?. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the tongue.] (Zo["o]l.) The tongue, or lingua, of an insect. See Hymenoptera.

Meaning of Gloss from wikipedia

- Look up gloss in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Gloss may refer to: Gloss (annotation), an explanatory note in a text, such as: Interlinear gloss, in linguistics...
- A gloss is a brief notation, especially a marginal one or an interlinear one, of the meaning of a word or wording in a text. It may be in the language...
- Sickle-gloss, or sickle sheen, is a silica residue found on blades such as sickles and scythes suggesting that they have been used to cut the silica-rich...
- In linguistics and pedagogy, an interlinear gloss is a gloss (series of brief explanations, such as definitions or pronunciations) placed between lines...
- Gloss is an optical property which indicates how well a surface reflects light in a specular (mirror-like) direction. It is one of the important parameters...
- "Lip Gloss" is the debut single by American hip hop recording artist Lil Mama. It was released June 19, 2007, as the lead single from her debut album...
- Lip gloss is a cosmetic used primarily to give lips a glossy luster, and sometimes to add a subtle color. It is distributed as a fluid or a soft solid...
- interlinear glossing of oral languages in English. The list provides conventional glosses as established by standard inventories of glossing abbreviations...
- A glossmeter (also gloss meter) is an instrument which is used to measure specular reflection gloss of a surface. Gloss is determined by projecting a beam...
- Gloss (Russian: Глянец, romanized: Glyanets) is a 2007 Russian satirical melodrama directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. The picture opened the 2007 Kinotavr...