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GlossGloss Gloss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glossed; p. pr. & vb. n.
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, n. [Cf. Icel. glossi a blaze, glys finery, MHG.
glosen to glow, G. glosten to glimmer; perh. akin to E.
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.
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.
GlossGloss 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
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, 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.
Gloss Gloss, v. i.
1. To make comments; to comment; to explain. --Dryden.
2. To make sly remarks, or insinuations. --Prior.
GlossGlossa Glos"sa, n.; pl. Gloss?. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the tongue.]
The tongue, or lingua, of an insect. See Hymenoptera.
Meaning of Gloss from wikipedia
- Look up gloss
in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Gloss
(annotation), an explanatory
note in a text, such as: Interlinear gloss
, in linguistics...
- A gloss
is a brief
one or an interlinear
one, of the meaning
of a word or wording
in a text. It may be in the language...
, or sickle
sheen, is a silica residue found
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
is an optical property which indicates
how well a surface reflects light
in a specular
(mirror-like) direction. It is one of the important
- "Lip Gloss
" is the debut single
hip hop recording artist
Lil Mama. It was released
June 19, 2007, as the lead single
from her debut
- Lip gloss
is a cosmetic
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
by standard inventories
- A glossmeter
meter) is an instrument which
is used to measure specular reflection gloss
of a surface. Gloss
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Konchalovsky. The picture opened
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