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Glass Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    glass n
  1. a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  2. a glass container for holding liquids while drinking [syn: drinking glass}]
  3. the quantity a glass will hold [syn: glassful]
  4. a small refracting telescope [syn: field glass, spyglass]
  5. amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant [syn: methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, ice, shabu, trash]
  6. a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror [syn: looking glass}]
  7. glassware collectively; "She collected old glass" v
  8. furnish with glass; "glass the windows" [syn: glaze]
  9. scan (game in the forest) with binoculars
  10. enclose with glass; "glass in a porch" [syn: glass in]
  11. put in a glass container
  12. become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance; "Her eyes glaze over when she is bored" [syn: glaze, glass over, glaze over]
Glass Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Glass \Glass\, n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. Glare, n., Glaze, v. t.]
  1. 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. Note: Glass is variously colored by the metallic oxides; thus, manganese colors it violet; copper (cuprous), red, or (cupric) green; cobalt, blue; uranium, yellowish green or canary yellow; iron, green or brown; gold, purple or red; tin, opaque white; chromium,
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Glass'

Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material. Glasses are typically brittle, and often optically transparent.

The most familiar type of glass, used for centuries in windows and drinking vessels, is soda-lime glass, made of about 75% silica (SiO2) plus Na2O, CaO, and several minor additives. Often, the term glass is used in a restricted sense to refer to this specific use.

In science, however, the term glass is usually defined in a much wider sense, including every solid that possesses a non-crystalline (i.e. amorphous) structure and that exhibits a glass transition when heated towards the liquid state. In this wider sense, glasses can be made of quite different classes of materials: metallic alloys, ionic melts, aqueous solutions, molecular liquids, and polymers. For many applications (bottles, eyewear) polymer glasses (acrylic glass, polyethylene terephthalate) are a lighter alternative to traditional silica glasses.

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* Nursing Home Orderly You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up. Now, you will go to sleep or I will put you to sleep. Check out the name tag. You're in my world now, grandma. - Happy Gilmore

* Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed. - Buddha

* Bo There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water - Signs

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  • Google Glass Exec Calls Backlash 'Necessary Symptom'
    Google Glass has faced continual criticism over its polarizing design, potential privacy issues, and the high price of units--all before the product launches. But according to the Glass' marketing head, these complaints are just a natural outcrop of Google's ambition and willingness to try something different. "I see it as quite a necessary symptom of Read more on this news related to 'Glass'
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilâ„¢ Glass Roof for Player Benches Unveiled
    AGC today unveiled the official glass roof for player benches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilâ„¢. The glass roof, made from chemically strengthened glass, provides unparalleled vi Read more on this news related to 'Glass'
  • Google Glass Adds SMS Support for iPhone
    To turn on text notifications, go to your iPhone's Bluetooth settings and select "Show Notifications" for your paired Glass. MORE: Google Glass Banned! 7 Places You Can't Wear Them In addition to the iPhone SMS compatibility, Google also announced a new Calendar Glassware that will let you view, edit and delete appointments from your Glass. Read more on this news related to 'Glass'

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