glaze

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See also: glāze and glāzē

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Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in 1784 in reference to ice. From the verb.

Noun[edit]

glaze ‎(plural glazes)

  1. (ceramics) The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See glaze (transitive verb).
  2. A transparent or semi-transparent layer of paint.
  3. An edible coating applied to food.
  4. (meteorology) A smooth coating of ice formed on objects due to the freezing of rain; glaze ice
  5. Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.
  6. A glazing oven. See Glost oven.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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.

Verb[edit]

glaze ‎(third-person singular simple present glazes, present participle glazing, simple past and past participle glazed)

  1. (transitive) To install windows.
  2. (transitive, ceramics, painting) To apply a thin, transparent layer of coating.
  3. (intransitive) To become glazed or glassy.
  4. (intransitive) For eyes to take on an uninterested appearance.
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References[edit]

  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[1]

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Verb[edit]

glaze

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of glazen