First attested in 1784 in reference to ice. From the verb.
glaze (plural glazes)
- (ceramics) The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See glaze (transitive verb).
- A transparent or semi-transparent layer of paint.
- An edible coating applied to food.
- (meteorology) A smooth coating of ice formed on objects due to the freezing of rain; glaze ice
- Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.
- A glazing oven. See Glost oven.
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From Middle English glasen ("to fit with glass"). Either a continuation of an unattested Old English weak verb *glæsan, or coined in Middle English as a compound of glas and -en (standard infinitive suffix). Probably influenced in Modern English by glazen.
- (transitive) To install windows.
- (intransitive) To become glazed or glassy.
- (transitive) In painting, to apply a thin, transparent layer of coating.
- (intransitive) For eyes to take on an uninterested appearance.
- Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.