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Glass vs. Diamond

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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.’;

Diamondnoun

(uncountable) A glimmering glass-like mineral that is an allotrope of carbon in which each atom is surrounded by four others in the form of a tetrahedron.

‘The saw is coated with diamond.’;

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.’;

Diamondnoun

A gemstone made from this mineral.

‘The dozen loose diamonds sparkled in the light.’;

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.’;

Diamondnoun

A ring containing a diamond.

‘What a beautiful engagement diamond.’;

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Glassnoun

(uncountable) Glassware.

‘We collected art glass.’;

Diamondnoun

A very pale blue color/colour.

diamond color:’; ‘’;

Glassnoun

A mirror.

‘She adjusted her lipstick in the glass.’;

Diamondnoun

Something that resembles a diamond.

Glassnoun

A magnifying glass or telescope.

Diamondnoun

(geometry) A rhombus, especially when oriented so that its longer axis is vertical.

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Glassnoun

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

Diamondnoun

(geometry) The polyiamond made up of two triangles.

Glassnoun

The backboard.

‘He caught the rebound off the glass.’;

Diamondnoun

(baseball) The entire field of play used in the game.

Glassnoun

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

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

Diamondnoun

(baseball) The infield of a baseball field.

‘The teams met on the diamond.’;

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Glassnoun

A barometer.

Diamondnoun

(card games) A card of the diamonds suit.

‘I have only one diamond in my hand.’;

Glassnoun

Transparent or translucent.

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

Diamondnoun

A size of type, standardised as 4½ point.

Glassnoun

(obsolete) An hourglass.

Diamondnoun

The size of type between brilliant and pearl, standardized as 4½-point.

Glassverb

(transitive) To fit with glass; to glaze.

Diamondadjective

made of, or containing diamond, a diamond or diamonds.

‘He gave her diamond earrings.’;

Glassverb

(transitive) To enclose in glass.

Diamondadjective

of, relating to, or being a sixtieth anniversary.

‘Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.’;

Glassverb

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

Diamondadjective

of, relating to, or being a seventy-fifth anniversary.

‘Today is their diamond wedding anniversary.’;

Glassverb

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

Diamondadjective

(slang) First-rate; excellent.

‘He's a diamond geezer.’;

Glassverb

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

Diamondverb

to adorn with or as if with diamonds

Glassverb

To view through an optical instrument such as binoculars.

Diamondnoun

A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness.

Glassverb

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

Diamondnoun

A geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight lines, and having two of the interior angles acute and two obtuse; a rhombus; a lozenge.

Glassverb

To reflect; to mirror.

Diamondnoun

One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond.

Glassverb

To become glassy.

Diamondnoun

A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid, used for ornament in lines or groups.

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.

Diamondnoun

The infield; the square space, 90 feet on a side, having the bases at its angles.

Glassnoun

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

Diamondnoun

The smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen.

Glassnoun

Anything made of glass.

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

Diamondadjective

Resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond chain; a diamond field.

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.’;

Diamondnoun

a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

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.’;

Diamondnoun

very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

Glassverb

To case in glass.

Diamondnoun

a playing card in the minor suit of diamonds

Glassverb

To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.

Diamondnoun

the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate

Glassverb

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

Diamondnoun

the baseball playing field

Glassnoun

a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure

Diamondnoun

a precious stone consisting of a clear and colourless crystalline form of pure carbon, the hardest naturally occurring substance

‘a diamond ring’;

Glassnoun

a glass container for holding liquids while drinking

Diamondnoun

a tool with a small diamond for cutting glass.

Glassnoun

the quantity a glass will hold

Diamondnoun

an excellent or very special person or thing

‘Fred's a diamond’;

Glassnoun

a small refracting telescope

Diamondnoun

a figure with four straight sides of equal length forming two opposite acute angles and two opposite obtuse angles; a rhombus

‘a sweater with a pale-blue diamond pattern’;

Glassnoun

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

Diamondnoun

one of the four suits in a conventional pack of playing cards, denoted by a red diamond.

Glassnoun

a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror

Diamondnoun

a card of the suit of diamonds

‘she led a losing diamond’;

Glassnoun

glassware collectively;

‘She collected old glass’;

Diamondnoun

the area delimited by the four bases of a baseball field, forming a square shape.

Glassverb

furnish with glass;

‘glass the windows’;

Diamondnoun

a baseball field.

Glassverb

scan (game in the forest) with binoculars

Diamond

Diamond is a form of the element carbon with its atoms arranged in a crystal structure called diamond cubic. At room temperature and pressure, another solid form of carbon known as graphite is the chemically stable form of carbon, but diamond almost never converts to it.

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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