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Definitions of gloss

  1. provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the property of being smooth and shiny Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. gloss or excuse; "color a lie" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. To polish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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
  11. A specious appearance; superficial quality or show. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal; an explanatory note or comment; a running commentary. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A false or specious explanation. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To make comments; to comment; to explain. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To make sly remarks, or insinuations. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. of Glossa Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. To make comments on a text; to explain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Brightness or lustre, as from a polished surface: external show. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To give a superficial lustre to: to render plausible: to palliate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. A remark to explain a subject: a comment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. To comment or make explanatory remarks. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A comment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Lustre; polish; external show. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To give a lustre to; render plausible. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. An explanatory note. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. To excuse; usually with over. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Polish; deceptive show. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. To annotate; write marginal explanations. 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. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. To make explanatory remarks. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. 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.
  42. To give a superficial lustre to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. 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.
  44. To explain by comment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  45. An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal;an annotation, explanation, or comment on any passage in the text of a work, for purposesof elucidation or amplification. Particularly applied to the comments on the CorpusJuris. thelawdictionary.org
  46. Interpretation, comment, explanation, or remark, intended to illustrate the text of an author. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  47. glos, n. brightness or lustre, as from a polished surface: external show.--v.t. to give a superficial lustre to: to render plausible: to palliate. [Ice. glossi, brightness, glóa, to glow. See GLASS.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  48. glos, n. a remark to explain a subject: a comment.--v.i. to comment or make explanatory remarks.--adj. GLOSS[=A]'RIAL, relating to a glossary: containing explanation.--ns. GLOSS'ARIST, a writer of a glossary; GLOSS'ARY, a vocabulary of words requiring special explanation: a dictionary; GLOSS[=A]'TOR, GLOSS'ER, a writer of glosses or comments, a commentator; GLOSS'IC, a phonetic alphabet devised by Mr A. J. Ellis (1814-90) for the scientific expression of speech-sounds--to be used concurrently with the Nomic or existing English orthography; GLOSS[=I]'TIS, inflammation of the tongue; GLOSS'OCELE, swelled tongue; GLOSSOG'RAPHER.--adj. GLOSSOGRAPH'ICAL.--n. GLOSSOG'RAPHY, the writing of glossaries or comments.--adj. GLOSSOLOG'ICAL.--ns. GLOSSOL'OGIST; GLOSSOL'OGY, the science of language, comparative philology: the knowledge of the definition of technical terms--also GLOTTOL'OGY; GLOSSOT'OMY, dissection of the tongue. [L. glossa, a word requiring explanation--Gr. gl[=o]ssa, the tongue.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  49. Word inserted between lines or in margin to explain word in text; comment, explanation, interpretation, paraphrase; misrepresentation of another\'s words; glossary, interlinear translation, or set of notes. (Vb) insert gg. in (text &c.); write gg.; make comments esp. of unfavourable sort; read different sense into, explain away. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. Superficial lustre; deceptive appearance, fair outside; hence glossy a., glossily adv., glossiness n. (Vb) make glossy; give specious appearance to (often over). [Dutch] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  51. [Gr.] Hence, an interpretation, comment, generally attached to the text and so marginal or interlinear ; especially remnants of old Welsh and Irish language preserved on Latin MSS. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  52. [Gr.] In the Rhet. of Aristotle, a word which needs explanation. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  53. n. [German, Greek] Brightness or lustre from a smooth surface; polish;—a specious appearance or representation;—interpretation; comment; explanation. Cabinet Dictionary
  54. A scholium, a comment; an interpretation artfully specious, a specious representation; superficial lustre. Complete Dictionary

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