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Glass vs. Ceramics

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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.’;

Ceramicsnoun

the art or science of making ceramic objects

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.’;

Ceramicsnoun

ceramic objects as a group

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.’;

Ceramicsnoun

The art of making things of baked clay; as pottery, tiles, etc.

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Glassnoun

(uncountable) Glassware.

‘We collected art glass.’;

Ceramicsnoun

Work formed of clay in whole or in part, and baked; as, vases, urns, etc.

Glassnoun

A mirror.

‘She adjusted her lipstick in the glass.’;

Ceramicsnoun

the art of making and decorating pottery

Glassnoun

A magnifying glass or telescope.

Glassnoun

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

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Glassnoun

The backboard.

‘He caught the rebound off the glass.’;

Glassnoun

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

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

Glassnoun

A barometer.

Glassnoun

Transparent or translucent.

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

Glassnoun

(obsolete) An hourglass.

Glassverb

(transitive) To fit with glass; to glaze.

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Glassverb

(transitive) To enclose in glass.

Glassverb

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

Glassverb

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

Glassverb

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

Glassverb

To view through an optical instrument such as binoculars.

Glassverb

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

Glassverb

To reflect; to mirror.

Glassverb

To become glassy.

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.

Glassnoun

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

Glassnoun

Anything made of glass.

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

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.’;

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.’;

Glassverb

To case in glass.

Glassverb

To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.

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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