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Definitions of gloss

  1. To make explanatory remarks. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To annotate; write marginal explanations. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To explain by notes or comments; cover up or hide by plausible insincere representation; varnish; make smooth and lustrous. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To give a superficial lustre to: to render plausible: to palliate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To give a lustre to; render plausible. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To excuse; usually with over. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To make comments; to comment; to explain. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To make sly remarks, or insinuations. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To make comments on a text; to explain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To comment or make explanatory remarks. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To give a superficial lustre to; to make glossy; to give a specious appearance to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To explain; to render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To give a superficial lustre to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. To explain by comment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. of Glossa Webster Dictionary DB
  21. the property of being smooth and shiny Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A specious appearance; superficial quality or show. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A false or specious explanation. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Luster from a polished surface; insincere show; an explanation or comment on some difficulty or obscurity in the te t of a book; a plausible, insincere representation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Brightness or lustre, as from a polished surface: external show. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A remark to explain a subject: a comment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. A comment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Lustre; polish; external show. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. An explanatory note. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Polish; deceptive show. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A plausible excuse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Brightness or lustre, as from a smooth surface; external show that might mislead. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. Comment; explanation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. The lustre of a body proceeding from a smooth pressed surface; specious appearance; external show. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. A comment; a remark intended to illustrate; interpretation artfully specious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for gloss

  1. I wonder what it is that gives them all this gloss as if they had been polished, the same gloss that has come on Oliver since he has been so successful? – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  2. This is the only way to give it a " satin gloss – The Complete Home by Various
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