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Crystal vs. Glass

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Crystalnoun

(countable) A solid composed of an array of atoms or molecules possessing long-range order and arranged in a pattern which is periodic in three dimensions.

Glassnoun

(uncountable) An amorphous solid, often transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime.

‘The tabletop is made of glass.’; ‘A popular myth is that window glass is actually an extremely viscous liquid.’;

Crystalnoun

(countable) A piece of glimmering, shining mineral resembling ice or glass.

Glassnoun

(countable) A vessel from which one drinks, especially one made of glass, plastic, or similar translucent or semi-translucent material.

‘Fill my glass with milk, please.’;

Crystalnoun

(uncountable) A fine type of glassware, or the material used to make it.

Glassnoun

(metonymically) The quantity of liquid contained in such a vessel.

‘There is half a glass of milk in each pound of chocolate we produce.’;

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Crystalnoun

Crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.

Glassnoun

(uncountable) Glassware.

‘We collected art glass.’;

Crystalnoun

The glass over the dial of a watch case.

Glassnoun

A mirror.

‘She adjusted her lipstick in the glass.’;

Crystaladjective

Very clear.

‘"Do I make myself clear?" / "Crystal."’;

Glassnoun

A magnifying glass or telescope.

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Crystalnoun

The regular form which a substance tends to assume in solidifying, through the inherent power of cohesive attraction. It is bounded by plane surfaces, symmetrically arranged, and each species of crystal has fixed axial ratios. See Crystallization.

Glassnoun

(sport) A barrier made of solid, transparent material.

Crystalnoun

The material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged with gray, or the like; - called also rock crystal. Ornamental vessels are made of it. Cf. Smoky quartz, Pebble; also Brazilian pebble, under Brazilian.

Glassnoun

The backboard.

‘He caught the rebound off the glass.’;

Crystalnoun

A species of glass, more perfect in its composition and manufacture than common glass, and often cut into ornamental forms. See Flint glass.

Glassnoun

(ice hockey) The clear, protective screen surrounding a hockey rink.

‘He fired the outlet pass off the glass.’;

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Crystalnoun

The glass over the dial of a watch case.

Glassnoun

A barometer.

Crystalnoun

Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc.

‘The blue crystal of the seas.’;

Glassnoun

Transparent or translucent.

‘glass frog;’; ‘glass shrimp;’; ‘glass worm’;

Crystaladjective

Consisting of, or like, crystal; clear; transparent; lucid; pellucid; crystalline.

‘Through crystal walls each little mote will peep.’; ‘By crystal streams that murmur through the meads.’; ‘The crystal pellets at the touch congeal,And from the ground rebounds the ratting hail.’;

Glassnoun

(obsolete) An hourglass.

Crystalnoun

a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

Glassverb

(transitive) To fit with glass; to glaze.

Crystalnoun

a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

Glassverb

(transitive) To enclose in glass.

Crystalnoun

a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces

Glassverb

(transitive) fibreglass. To fit, cover, fill, or build, with fibreglass-reinforced resin composite (fiberglass).

Crystalnoun

colorless glass made of almost pure silica

Glassverb

To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury.

Crystalnoun

glassware made of quartz

Glassverb

(science fiction) To bombard an area with such intensity (nuclear bomb, fusion bomb, etc) as to melt the landscape into glass.

Crystalnoun

a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

Glassverb

To view through an optical instrument such as binoculars.

Crystalnoun

a piece of a homogeneous solid substance having a natural geometrically regular form with symmetrically arranged plane faces

‘ice crystals formed where his breath froze’; ‘a quartz crystal’;

Glassverb

To smooth or polish (leather, etc.), by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.

Crystalnoun

any solid consisting of a symmetrical, ordered, three-dimensional aggregation of atoms or molecules.

Glassverb

To reflect; to mirror.

Crystalnoun

a crystalline piece of semiconductor used as an oscillator or transducer.

Glassverb

To become glassy.

Crystalnoun

a clear transparent mineral, especially quartz

‘cups cut from crystal’;

Glassnoun

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.

Crystalnoun

a piece of crystalline substance believed to have healing powers.

Glassnoun

Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.

Crystalnoun

highly transparent glass with a high refractive index

‘a crystal chandelier’;

Glassnoun

Anything made of glass.

‘She would not liveThe running of one glass.’;

Crystalnoun

articles made of crystal glass

‘a collection of crystal’;

Glassnoun

A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.

‘Glass coaches are [allowed in English parks from which ordinary hacks are excluded], meaning by this term, which is never used in America, hired carriages that do not go on stands.’;

Crystalnoun

the glass over a watch face.

Glassverb

To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; - used reflexively.

‘Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror.’; ‘Where the Almighty's form glasses itself in tempests.’;

Crystalnoun

short for crystal meth (methamphetamine)

Glassverb

To case in glass.

Crystaladjective

clear and transparent like crystal

‘the clean crystal waters of the lake’;

Glassverb

To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.

Crystal

A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituents (such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions. In addition, macroscopic single crystals are usually identifiable by their geometrical shape, consisting of flat faces with specific, characteristic orientations.

Glassverb

To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.

Glassnoun

a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure

Glassnoun

a glass container for holding liquids while drinking

Glassnoun

the quantity a glass will hold

Glassnoun

a small refracting telescope

Glassnoun

amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

Glassnoun

a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror

Glassnoun

glassware collectively;

‘She collected old glass’;

Glassverb

furnish with glass;

‘glass the windows’;

Glassverb

scan (game in the forest) with binoculars

Glassverb

enclose with glass;

‘glass in a porch’;

Glassverb

put in a glass container

Glassverb

become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance;

‘Her eyes glaze over when she is bored’;

Glassnoun

a hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda and lime and cooling rapidly. It is used to make windows, drinking containers, and other articles

‘the screen is made from glass’; ‘a glass door’;

Glassnoun

a substance similar to glass which has solidified from a molten state without crystallizing

‘the black volcanic glass makes the beaches sparkle’;

Glassnoun

glassware

‘we sell china and glass’;

Glassnoun

greenhouses or cold frames considered collectively

‘lettuces grown under glass’;

Glassnoun

a drinking container made from glass

‘a beer glass’;

Glassnoun

the contents of a glass

‘have a glass of wine’;

Glassnoun

a lens, or an optical instrument containing a lens or lenses, in particular a monocle or a magnifying lens.

Glassnoun

a mirror

‘she couldn't wait to put the dress on and look in the glass’;

Glassnoun

a weather glass.

Glassnoun

an hourglass

‘every hour the ship's glass was turned’;

Glassverb

cover or enclose with glass

‘the inn has a long gallery, now glassed in’;

Glassverb

(especially in hunting) scan (one's surroundings) with binoculars

‘the first day was spent glassing the rolling hills’;

Glassverb

hit (someone) in the face with a beer glass

‘he glassed the landlord because he'd been chatting to Jo’;

Glassverb

reflect as if in a mirror

‘the opposite slopes glassed themselves in the deep dark water’;

Glass

Glass is a non-crystalline, often transparent amorphous solid, that has widespread practical, technological, and decorative use in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optics. Glass is most often formed by rapid cooling (quenching) of the molten form; some glasses such as volcanic glass are naturally occurring.

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