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English noun: gloss

1. gloss (communication) an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text


Synonymsrubric


Broader (hypernym)account, explanation

2. gloss (communication) an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field


Synonymsglossary


Broader (hypernym)wordbook

3. gloss (attribute) the property of being smooth and shiny


Synonymsburnish, glossiness, polish


Broader (hypernym)effulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine, smoothness


Narrower (hyponym)French polish, glaze

4. gloss (attribute) an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymscolor, colour, semblance


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect


Narrower (hyponym)camouflage, color of law, colour of law, disguise, face value, guise, pretence, pretense, pretext, simulacrum, verisimilitude


English verb: gloss

1. gloss (creation) give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)polish, shine, smooth, smoothen


Entailrub

2. gloss (communication) provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases


SamplesHe annotated on what his teacher had written.


Synonymsannotate, comment


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, rede

3. gloss (communication) provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, render, translate

4. gloss (communication) give a deceptive explanation or excuse for


SamplesColor a lie.


Synonymscolor, colour


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apologise, apologize, excuse, justify, rationalise, rationalize









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