Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used reflexively.
To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.
To case in glass.
Anything made of glass.
Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses.
A weatherglass; a barometer.
A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand.
A looking-glass; a mirror.
A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.
A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version
\glass\ (?), n. [oe. glas, gles, as. gl?s; akin to d., g., dan., & sw. glas, icel. glas, gler, dan. glar; cf. as. gl?r amber, l. glaesum. cf. glare, n., glaze, v. t.]
1. a hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. it is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.
note: glass is variously colored by the metallic oxides; thus, manganese colors it violet; copper (cuprous), red, or (cupric) green; cobalt, blue; uranium, yellowish green or canary yellow; iron, green or brown; gold, purple or red; tin, opaque white; chromium, emerald green; antimony, yellow.
2. (chem.) any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
3. anything made of glass. especially: (a) a looking-glass; a mirror. (b) a vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand. she would not live the running of one glass. (c) a drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner. (d) an optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses. (e) a weatherglass; a barometer.
note: glass is much used adjectively or in combination; as, glass maker, or glassmaker; glass making or glassmaking; glass blower or glassblower, etc.
gall of glass
pane of glass
bowl or glass
looking glass tree
lens or glass
tube bottle cap or glass
diagonal or side opera glass
glass of antimony
claude lorraine glass
saint gobain glass
1. a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
(hyponym) natural glass
(substance-holonym) glassware, glasswork
(part-holonym) drinking glass
(derivation) glass in
2. a glass container for holding liquids while drinking
(synonym) drinking glass
(hyponym) beer glass
3. the quantity a glass will hold
4. a small refracting telescope
(synonym) field glass, spyglass
(hypernym) refracting telescope
5. amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
(synonym) methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, ice, shabu, trash
(hypernym) amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed
6. a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
(synonym) looking glass
7. glassware collectively; "She collected old glass"
(hypernym) glassware, glasswork
1. furnish with glass; "glass the windows"
(hypernym) supply, provide, render, furnish
2. scan (game in the forest) with binoculars
(derivation) field glass, spyglass
3. enclose with glass; "glass in a porch"
(synonym) glass in
(hypernym) enclose, inclose, shut in
4. put in a glass container
(hypernym) insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce
5. become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance; "Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"
(synonym) glaze, glass over, glaze over
To dream that you are looking through glass, denotes that bitter disappointments will cloud your brightest hopes.
To see your image in a mirror, foretells unfaithfulness and neglect in marriage, and fruitless speculations.
To see another face with your own in a mirror indicates that you are leading a double life. You will deceive your friends.
To break a mirror, portends an early and accidental death.
To break glass dishes, or windows, foretells the unfavorable termination to enterprises.
To receive cut glass, denotes that you will be admired for your brilliancy and talent.
To make presents of cut glass ornaments, signifies that you will fail in your undertakings.
For a woman to see her lover in a mirror, denotes that she will have cause to institute a breach of promise suit.
For a married woman to see her husband in a mirror, is a warning that she will have cause to feel anxiety for her happiness and honor.
To look clearly through a glass window, you will have employment, but will have to work subordinately. If the glass is clouded, you will be unfortunately situated.
If a woman sees men, other than husband or lover, in a looking glass, she will be discovered in some indiscreet affair which will be humiliating to her and a source of worry to her relations.
For a man to dream of seeing strange women in a mirror, he will ruin his health and business by foolish attachments.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Easton's Bible Dictionary
was known to the Egyptians at a very early period of their national history, at least B.C. 1500. Various articles both useful and ornamental were made of it, as bottles, vases, etc. A glass bottle with the name of Sargon on it was found among the ruins of the north-west palace of Nimroud. The Hebrew word zekukith (Job 28:17), rendered in the Authorized Version "crystal," is rightly rendered in the Revised Version "glass." This is the only allusion to glass found in the Old Testament. It is referred to in the New Testament in Rev. 4:6; 15:2; 21:18, 21. In Job 37:18, the word rendered "looking-glass" is in the Revised Version properly rendered "mirror," formed, i.e., of some metal. (Comp. Ex. 38:8: "looking-glasses" are brazen mirrors, R.V.). A mirror is referred to also in James 1:23.
a figurative expression used in Rev. 4:6 and 15:2. According to the interpretation of some, "this calm, glass-like sea, which is never in storm, but only interfused with flame, represents the counsels of God, those purposes of righteousness and love which are often fathomless but never obscure, always the same, though sometimes glowing with holy anger." (Comp. Ps. 36:6; 77:19; Rom. 11:33-36.)
Smith's Bible Dictionary
The Hebrew word occurs only in (Job 28:17) where in the Authorized Version it is rendered "crystal." In spite of the absence of specific allusion to glass in the sacred writings, the Hebrews must have been aware of the invention from paintings representing the process of glass-blowing, which have been discovered at Beni-hassan, and in tombs at other places, we know that the invention vas known at least 3500 years ago. Fragments too of wine-vases as old as the exodus have been discovered in Egypt. The art was also known to the ancient Assyrians. In the New Testament glass is alluded to as an emblem of brightness. (Revelation 4:6; 15:2; 21:18)
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith.