HyperDic: gloss

English > 8 senses of the word gloss:
NOUNcommunicationgloss, rubrican explanation or definition of an obscure / obscure word in a text
communicationgloss, glossaryan alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge
attributegloss, polish, glossiness, burnishthe property of being smooth and shiny
attributegloss, semblance, color, colouran outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
VERBcreationglossgive a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
communicationgloss, comment, annotateprovide interlinear explanations for words or phrases
communicationglossprovide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
communicationgloss, color, colourgive a deceptive explanation or excuse for
gloss > pronunciation
Soundsglao's
Rhymesacross ... toss: 21 rhymes with aos...
English > gloss: 8 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn explanation or definition of an obscure / obscure word in a text.
Synonymrubric
Broaderexplanation, accountA statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Spanishglosa
Catalanglossa
Verbsglossprovide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
glossprovide interlinear explanations for words or phrases
English > gloss: 8 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text / text on that field.
Synonymglossary
BroaderwordbookA reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)
Spanishglosa, glosario
Catalanglossari
Verbsglossprovide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
glossprovide interlinear explanations for words or phrases
English > gloss: 8 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe property of being smooth and shiny.
Synonymspolish, glossiness, burnish
NarrowerFrench polishThe glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac
glazeA glossy finish on a fabric
Broaderradiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgencyThe quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
smoothnessA texture without roughness
Spanishbarniz, pulimento
Catalanlluentor, poliment
Verbsglossgive a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
English > gloss: 8 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningAn outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading.
Example "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"
Synonymssemblance, color, colour
Narrowercolor of law, colour of lawA mere semblance of legal right
disguise, camouflageAn outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
face valueThe apparent worth as opposed to the real worth
guise, pretense, pretence, pretextAn artful or simulated semblance
simulacrumAn insubstantial or vague semblance
verisimilitudeThe appearance of truth
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishapariencia, color, matiz, semblanza
Catalanaparença, color, matís, semblant
Verbsglossgive a deceptive explanation or excuse for
English > gloss: 8 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningGive a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
EntailsrubMove over something with pressure
Broaderpolish, smooth, smoothen, shinemake (a surface) shine
See alsogloss overcover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
gloss overtreat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
Spanishbruñir, lustrar, pulir
Catalanbrunyir, enllustrar, llustrar, polir
Nounsglossthe property of being smooth and shiny
English > gloss: 8 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningProvide interlinear explanations for words or phrases.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscomment, annotate
Broaderrede, interpretGive an interpretation or explanation to
Spanishcomentar, glosar
Catalancomentar, glossar
Nounsglossan explanation or definition of an obscure / obscure word in a text
glossan alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge
English > gloss: 8 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningProvide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadertranslate, interpret, renderrestate (words) from one language into another language
Spanishglosar
Catalanglossar
Nounsglossan explanation or definition of an obscure / obscure word in a text
glossan alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge
English > gloss: 8 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningGive a deceptive explanation or excuse for.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscolor, colour
Broaderapologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
Spanishmaquillar
Nounsglossan outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

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