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English noun: glass

1. glass (substance) a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure

Broader (hypernym)solid

Narrower (hyponym)crown glass, ground glass, ground glass, laminated glass, lead glass, milk glass, natural glass, opal glass, optical glass, Pyrex, safety glass, shatterproof glass, sodium silicate, soft glass, soluble glass, stained glass, water glass, wire glass

Part meronymdrinking glass, glass

Substance meronymglassware, glasswork, plate glass, sheet glass

2. glass (artifact) a container for holding liquids while drinking

Synonymsdrinking glass

Broader (hypernym)container

Narrower (hyponym)beer glass, brandy glass, brandy snifter, bumper, goblet, highball glass, jigger, liqueur glass, parfait glass, pony, rummer, schooner, seidel, shot glass, snifter, tumbler, water glass, wineglass

Part holonymglass

3. glass (quantity) the quantity a glass will hold


Broader (hypernym)containerful

4. glass (artifact) a small refracting telescope

Synonymsfield glass, spyglass

Broader (hypernym)refracting telescope

5. glass (artifact) an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

Synonymschalk, chicken feed, crank, deoxyephedrine, ice, meth, methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, shabu, trash

Broader (hypernym)amphetamine, controlled substance, pep pill, speed, upper

6. glass (artifact) a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror

Synonymslooking glass

Broader (hypernym)mirror

7. glass (artifact) glassware collectively

SamplesShe collected old glass.

Broader (hypernym)glassware, glasswork

English verb: glass

1. glass (possession) furnish with glass

SamplesGlass the windows.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Narrower (hyponym)double-glaze

2. glass (perception) scan (game in the forest) with binoculars

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)scan

3. glass (contact) enclose with glass

SamplesGlass in a porch.

Synonymsglass in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in

4. glass (change) put in a glass container

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in

5. glass (change) become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance

SamplesHer eyes glaze over when she is bored.

Synonymsglass over, glaze, glaze over

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

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