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Glass appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Green glass globes glow greenly.

Glass appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Sir, be dross, algae, rusts or frosts, urea, glass or debris.
  • Won’t a pure elixir tame a glass algae matrix I leer up at now?
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The word GLASS can be typed using only the middle row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun glass:

conversational speech77.3%task-oriented speech22.7% imaginative writing81.57%informational writing18.43%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun glass:


Glass is sometimes a misspelling of class.

The word glass is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun glass

What does glass mean as a name of something?

Glass is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: glasses

  1. a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  2. a container made of glass for holding liquids while drinking
  3. the quantity a glass will hold
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of glass: glassful
    • more generic word: containerful = the quantity that a container will hold
  4. a small refracting telescope
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of glass: field glass / spyglass
    • more generic term: refracting telescope = optical telescope that has a large convex lens that produces an image that is viewed through the eyepiece
  5. an amphetamine derivative used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
  6. a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of glass: looking glass
    • more generic word: mirror = polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
  7. glassware collectively
    • example: She collected old glass
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: glassware / glasswork = an article of tableware made of glass

Alternative definition of the noun glass


  1. [uncountable] A solid, transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime.
  2. A vessel from which one drinks, especially one made of glass, plastic, or similar translucent or semi-translucent material.
  3. The quantity of liquid contained in such a vessel.
  4. [physics, uncountable] Amorphous (non-crystalline) substance.
  5. [uncountable] Glassware.
  6. A mirror.
  7. A magnifying glass or telescope.
  8. [basketball, colloquial] The backboard.
  9. [ice hockey] The clear, protective screen surrounding a hockey rink.
  10. A barometer.

Definition of the verb glass

What does glass mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: glassed | glassing | glasses

  1. furnish with glass
    • example: glass the windows
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of glass: glaze
    • more generic words: furnish / provide / render / supply = give something useful or necessary to
    • more specific word: double-glaze = provide with two sheets of glass
  2. scan (game in the forest) with binoculars
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic word: scan = examine minutely or intensely
  3. enclose with glass
  4. put in a glass container
  5. become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of glass: glass over / glaze / glaze over
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence

Alternative definition of the verb glass


  1. [transitive] To furnish with glass; to glaze.
  2. [transitive] To enclose with glass.
  3. [transitive, British, colloquial] To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury.
  4. To bombard an area with such intensity (nuclear bomb, fusion bomb, etc) as to melt the landscape into glass.
  5. To view through an optical instrument such as binoculars


  1. "Glass" is a 1958 Dutch short documentary film by director and producer Bert Haanstra. The film won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959. The film is about the glass industry in the Netherlands. It contrasts the hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines.It has varying music styles from jazz to techno.It shows how much skill of hand and eye is used to make bottles by hand.It tells us about the new era of machinery that is takin over hand made goods.It is often acclaimed to be the perfect short documentary.
  2. "Glass" is a film.
  3. "Glass" is a 1989 Australian erotic thriller which was the feature debut of Chris Kennedy.
  4. "Glass" a.k.a. "Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts" is a 2007 documentary on the life of American composer Philip Glass directed by Scott Hicks.


Glass is a fictional character from the 1993 movie The Innocent.

Phrases with Glass

Phrases starting with the word Glass:

  1. glass in
  2. glass eye
  3. Glass Jaw
  4. Glass Carp
  5. Glass Coil
  6. Glass Felt
  7. Glass frog
  8. Glass Goby
  9. Glass harp
  10. glass over
  11. Glass Spot
  12. glass wool
  13. Glass-Barb
  14. glass-like

Phrases ending with the word Glass:

  1. In Glass
  2. art glass
  3. cut glass
  4. beer glass
  5. bell glass
  6. Blue Glass

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Glass

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Google previewCensus Reports Tenth Census (1883)

June 1, 1880 by United States. Census Office

The celebrated Bohemian glass is a lime glass, as is also the “ Gobeleterie” of the French, which is a silicate of lime and soda, potash being used only in a better...

Google previewCensus Reports Tenth Census: Report of the manufacturers of the United States at the Tenth Census (June 1, 1980), embracing general statistics and monographs on power used in manufacturers. The factory system. Interchangeable mechanism. Hardware, cutlery, etc. Iron and steel. Silk manufacture. Cotton manufacture. Woolen manufacture. Chemical products and salt. Glass manufacture (1883)

by United States. Census Office

The celebrated Bohemian glass is a lime glass, as is also e “Gobeleterie” of the French, which is a silicate of lime and soda, potash being used only in a better...

Google previewGoyal’s IIT FOUNDATION COURSE CHEMISTRY (2014)

For Class-10 by A. Ramakrishna

cSiO2 + CO2 Commercial glass is a mixture of all these silicates: Na2O.aSiO2 + Na2O.bSiO2 + Na2O.

Google previewPrimary Writing: Book G (2006)

The interesting thing about molten glass is that it does not behave like other most other liquids as it cools.

Google previewMaritime Security (2015)

Protection of Marinas, Ports, Small Watercraft, Yachts, and Ships by Daniel J. Benny, Ph.D

Wire-Reinforced Glass Wire-reinforced glass is an annealed glass with wire imbedded into the glazing. While it looks as if it adds...

Tempered Glass Tempered glass is a stronger material, but can be defeated easily. When broken, it breaks ...

Google previewHandbook of Building Construction (1920)

Data for Architects, Designing and Constructing Engineers, and Contractors ... by George A. Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson

glass is the standard commercial thickness for general glazing purposes. The H and Hs-in. (class is largely used for residence windows, car sash, leaded glass, and wherever high polish clear vision, and minimum weight are ...

Google previewBrand Society (2010)

How Brands Transform Management and Lifestyle by Martin Kornberger

Large Glass is an almost 11X 70-inch large-framed window in which Duchamp inserted wires, foil and other materials...

Google previewThe Best Business Writing 2013 (2013)

by Dean Starkman, Martha Hamilton, Ryan Chittum, Felix Salmon

Still, glass is a brittle material. And while brittle materials...

The key to Gorilla Glass is that the compression layer keeps cracks from propagating through the material and catastrophically letting tension take over. Drop a phone once and the ...

Google previewAbe’s Guide to the Greenhouse (2013)

Beginners Guide to Greenhouse Materials and Construction by Abe Edwards

Glass is the traditional greenhouse covering and has been used for hundreds of years. Glass is generally the most attractive and permanent, material, barring hailstorms. Glass on a greenhouse will never need replacing, barring breakage.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

ends of *endodontic files and *reamers by placing them in a container containing glass beads heated to approximately 225°C (437°F) for a defined period of time. Glass bead sterilizers are ineffective against prions, and the effectiveness of the ...

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Sign language

PINK - Raise your Glass - American Sign Language

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Quotes about Glass

Glass candy
Pink, blue, green, orange
Any color.
Glass candy
To most.
Glass candy
Kind of rare, right?
Glass candy
This poem is nonsense
But at least it makes a point
About glass candy. (Addie Taino)
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Scrabble value of G2L1A1S1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of GLASS

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