Definition of Gloss. Meaning of Gloss. Synonyms of Gloss

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Gloss. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Gloss and, of course, Gloss synonyms and on the right images related to the word Gloss.

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

- Gloss may refer to: Gloss (annotation), an explanatory note in a text, such as: Interlinear gloss, in linguistics and pedagogy Biblical gloss Glose or...
- 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...
- "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...
- In linguistics and pedagogy, an interlinear gloss is a gloss (series of brief explanations, such as definitions or pronunciations) placed between lines...
- interlinear glossing of oral languages in English. The list provides conventional glosses as established by standard inventories of glossing abbreviations...
- Gloss Drop is the second studio album by American experimental rock band Battles, released on Warp Records in June 2011. Most of the album is instrumental...
- 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...
- 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...
- and former CEO of the cosmetics company Glossier and the blog Into the Gloss. She was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2015. In 2019, she was...