a glass (drinking vessel) of milk




  • To fit with glass; to glaze.
  • To enclose in glass.
  • Short form of fibreglass. To fit, cover, fill, or build, with fibreglass-reinforced resin composite (fiberglass).
  • To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury.
  • To bombard an area with such intensity (nuclear bomb, fusion bomb, etc) as to melt the landscape into glass.
  • To view through an optical instrument such as binoculars.
  • To smooth or polish (leather, etc.), by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
  • To reflect; to mirror.
  • To make glassy.
  • To become glassy.


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  • From Middle English glas, from Old English glæs, from Proto-Germanic *glasą, possibly related to Proto-Germanic *glōaną ("to shine") (compare glow), and ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *ǵʰel-. Cognate with West Frisian glês, Dutch glas, Low German Glas, German Glas, Swedish glas, Icelandic gler.

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