Glass - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡlæs|  American pronunciation of the word glass
Brit.  |ɡlɑːs|  British pronunciation of the word glass


- a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
- a container made of glass for holding liquids while drinking
- the quantity a glass will hold (syn: glassful)
- a small refracting telescope (syn: spyglass)
- an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant (syn: chalk, crank, deoxyephedrine, ice, meth, methamphetamine, methedrine, shabu, trash)
- a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
- glassware collectively


- furnish with glass(syn: glaze)
- scan (game in the forest) with binoculars
- enclose with glass
- put in a glass container
- become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance (syn: glaze)


The waiter filled our glasses with water.

She drank two glasses of water.

She was wearing dark glasses with thick black frames.

Nigel raised his glass in a toast to his son.

She poured a glass of wine.

He was clean-shaven and wore glasses.

I need a new pair of glasses.

She collected old glass

A small glass of soda

A large glass of water

Would you like a glass of water?

A big glass of soda

The glass of water is half full.

Pieces of broken glass cut her face and arms.

It costs $10 for a single glass of wine!

Word forms

singular: glass
plural: glasses
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