Found 4 items, similar to Gloss.
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n 1: an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
2: an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized
field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a
text on that field [syn: glossary
3: the property of being smooth and shiny [syn: polish
4: an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately
misleading; “he hoped his claims would have a semblance of
; “he tried to give his falsehood the gloss
of moral sanction”
; “the situation soon took on a
v 1: give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
2: provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; “He
annotated on what his teacher had written”
3: provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
4: gloss or excuse; “color a lie”
English → English
, 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.
, n. [OE. glose, F. glose, L. glossa a difficult
word needing explanation, fr. Gr. ? tongue, language, word
needing explanation. Cf. Gloze
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.
(gl[o^]s), 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.
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.
(gl[o^]s), 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.
, v. i.
1. To make comments; to comment; to explain. --Dryden.
2. To make sly remarks, or insinuations. --Prior.