Etymology
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glaze (v.)

late 14c. variant of Middle English glasen "to fit with glass," also "to make shine," from glas (see glass (n.)). The form probably influenced or reinforced by glazier. Of pottery, etc., "cover with a shiny or glossy substance," from c. 1400. Related: Glazed; glazing.

glaze (n.)

"substance used to make a glossy coating," 1784, from glaze (v.). In reference to a thin coating of ice from 1752.

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Definitions of glaze
1
glaze (v.)
coat with a glaze;
glaze the bread with eggwhite
the potter glazed the dishes
glaze (v.)
become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance;
Her eyes glaze over when she is bored
Synonyms: glass / glass over / glaze over
glaze (v.)
furnish with glass;
Synonyms: glass
glaze (v.)
coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze;
Synonyms: sugarcoat / candy
2
glaze (n.)
any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods;
glaze (n.)
a glossy finish on a fabric;
glaze (n.)
a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.;
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