English dictionary


glabrous |ˈɡleɪbrəs| — having no hair or similar growth; smooth

glace |ˈɡleɪs| — (used especially of fruits) preserved by coating with or allowing to absorb sugar

glacial |ˈɡleɪʃl| — devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

glaciate |ˈɡleɪʃɪˌet| — cover with ice or snow or a glacier

glacier |ˈɡleɪʃər| — a slowly moving mass of ice

glacis |ˈɡleɪsəs| — (military) A gentle incline in front of a fortification.

glad |ɡlæd| — any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated

gladden |ˈɡlædn| — make glad or happy

glade |ɡleɪd| — a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area

gladiator |ˈɡlædɪeɪtər| — (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat

gladiatorial |ˌɡlædɪəˈtɔːrɪəl| — of or relating to or resembling gladiators or their combat

gladioli |ˌɡlædɪˈəʊlaɪ| — plural form of gladiolus

gladiolus |ˌɡlædɪˈəʊləs| — any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated

gladly |ˈɡlædlɪ| — in a willing manner

gladness |ˈɡlædnəs| — experiencing joy and pleasure

gladsome |ˈɡladsəm| — experiencing or expressing gladness or joy

Gladstone |ˈɡlædˌstəʊn| — liberal British statesman who served as prime minister four times (1809-1898)

glair |ɡler| — Egg-white, especially as used in various industrial preparations.

glairy |ˈɡleriː| — Slimy. Like glair, or partaking of its qualities; covered with glair; viscous and transparent.

glaive |ɡleɪv| — A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve.

glamor |ˈɡlæmər| — alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)

glamorize |ˈɡlæməraɪz| — interpret romantically

glamorous |ˈɡlæmərəs| — having an air of allure, romance and excitement

glamour |ˈɡlæmər| — alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)

glamourize  — make glamorous and attractive

glamourous |ˈɡlæmərəs| — having an air of allure, romance and excitement

glance |ɡlæns| — a quick look

gland |ɡlænd| — any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

glanderous |ˈɡlændərəs| — Characteristic of, pertaining to, or afflicted by glanders

glanders |ˈɡlandərz| — a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans

glandiferous |ɡlænˈdɪfərəs| — Bearing acorns or other nuts.

glandiform |ˈɡlændɪfɔːm| — (anatomy) Shaped like, resembling, or characteristic of glands.

glandular |ˈɡlændʒələr| — relating to or affecting or functioning as a gland

glandule |ˈɡlændʒuːl| — (anatomy) A small gland or secreting vessel.

glans |ɡlænz| — a small rounded structure; especially that at the end of the penis or clitoris

glare |ɡler| — a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted

glaring |ˈɡlerɪŋ| — shining intensely

glaringly |ˈɡlerɪŋlɪ| — in a glaring manner

glasnost |ˈɡlæsnast| — a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems

glass |ɡlæs| — a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure

glass-blowing |ˈɡlɑːsˌbləʊəɪŋ| — Alternative form of glassblowing.

glass-cutter |ˈɡlæs kʌtər| — someone who cuts or grinds designs on glass

glass-wool |ˈɡlæs wʊl| — An insulating material, made from fiberglass, arranged into a texture similar to wool.

glassblower |ˈɡlæˌsblɒər| — someone skilled in blowing bottles from molten glass

glassblowing |ˈɡlæˌsblɔɪŋ| — The art of making objects from molten glass, especially by manipulating a lump of molten glass on the end of a tube whilst blowing into it.

glasscutter  — One who cuts glass to make objects from it.

glasses |ˈɡlasəz| — (plural) optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision

glassful |ˈɡlæsfʊl| — the quantity a glass will hold

glasshouse |ˈɡlæshaʊs| — a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

glasspaper |ˈɡlæspeɪpər| — (archaic) sandpaper

glassware |ˈɡlæswer| — an article of tableware made of glass

glasswork |ˈɡlaswərk| — an article of tableware made of glass

glassworks |ˈɡlaswərks| — a workplace where glass is made

glassy |ˈɡlæsɪ| — resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness

Glaswegian |ɡlæzˈwiːdʒən| — an inhabitant of Glasgow

glaucoma |ɡlaʊˈkəʊmə| — an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)

glaucous |ˈɡlɔːkəs| — having a frosted look from a powdery coating, as on plants

glaze |ɡleɪz| — any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods

glazed |ˈɡleɪzd| — (used of eyes) lacking liveliness

glazer |ˈɡleɪzər| — someone who cuts flat glass to size

glazier |ˈɡleɪʒər| — someone who cuts flat glass to size

glazing |ˈɡleɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of glaze.

glazy |ˈɡleɪzɪ| — Having the appearance of a glaze

gleam |ɡliːm| — an appearance of reflected light

gleaming |ˈɡliːmɪŋ| — a flash of light (especially reflected light)

gleamy  — shiny, bright, glowing

glean |ɡliːn| — gather, as of natural products

gleaner |ˈɡliːnər| — someone who picks up grain left in the field by the harvesters

gleaning |ˈɡliːnɪŋ| — Something learned by gleaning.

gleanings |ˈɡliːnɪŋz| — plural form of gleaning (act of harvesting leftover crops)

glebe |ɡliːb| — plot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office

glee |ɡliː| — great merriment

gleeful |ˈɡliːfl| — full of high-spirited delight

gleet |ɡliːt| — a thin morbid discharge as from a wound or especially chronic gonorrhea

glen |ɡlen| — a narrow secluded valley (in the mountains)

glengarry |ɡlenˈɡærɪ| — a Scottish cap with straight sides and a crease along the top from front to back; worn by Highlanders as part of military dress

glib |ɡlɪb| — marked by lack of intellectual depth

glibly |ˈɡlɪblɪ| — with superficial plausibility

glide |ɡlaɪd| — a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant

glide-bomb |bɑːm| — bomb by gliding

glider |ˈɡlaɪdər| — aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces

gliding |ˈɡlaɪdɪŋ| — the activity of flying a glider

glimmer |ˈɡlɪmər| — a flash of light (especially reflected light)

glimmering |ˈɡlɪmərɪŋ| — a slight suggestion or vague understanding

glimmers |ˈɡlɪmərz| — plural form of glimmer

glimpse |ɡlɪmps| — a quick look

glint |ɡlɪnt| — a momentary flash of light

glissade |ɡlɪˈseɪd| — (ballet) a gliding or sliding step in ballet

glisten |ˈɡlɪsn| — the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

glistening |ˈɡlɪsənɪŋ| — reflecting light

glister |ˈɡlɪstər| — the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

glitch |ɡlɪtʃ| — a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine

glitter |ˈɡlɪtər| — the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

glittering |ˈɡlɪtərɪŋ| — having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

glitz |ɡlɪts| — tasteless showiness

gloaming |ˈɡləʊmɪŋ| — the time of day immediately following sunset

gloat |ɡləʊt| — malicious satisfaction

gloatingly |ˈɡləʊtɪŋlɪ| — in a gloating manner

glob |ɡlɑːb| — a compact mass

global |ˈɡləʊbl| — involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope

globalism |ˈɡləʊb(ə)lɪz(ə)m| — An ideology based on the belief that people, goods and information ought to be able to cross national borders unfettered.

globalization |ˌɡləʊbələˈzeɪʃn| — growth to a global or worldwide scale

globalize |ˈɡləʊbəlaɪz| — make world-wide in scope or application

globalized |ˈɡləʊbəlaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of globalize

globally |ˈɡləʊbəlɪ| — with respect to the whole earth

globe |ɡləʊb| — the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

globe-trotter |ˈtrɑːtər| — A person who travels often to faraway places.

globeflower |ˈɡləʊbflaʊə| — any of several plants of the genus Trollius having globose yellow flowers

globose |ˈɡləʊbəʊs| — having the shape of a sphere or ball

globosity |ɡləʊˈbɑːsɪtiː| — the roundness of a 3-dimensional object

globular |ˈɡlɑːbjələr| — having the shape of a sphere or ball

globule |ˈɡlɑːbjuːl| — a small globe or ball

globulin |ˈɡlɑːbjələn| — a family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed

glom |ɡlɑːm| — take by theft

glomerate |ˈɡlɑːmərɪt| — To gather or wind into a ball; to collect (threads, etc.) into a spherical form or mass.

gloom |ɡluːm| — a state of partial or total darkness

gloomily |ˈɡluːməlɪ| — with gloom

gloominess |ˈɡluːmɪ| — an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

gloomy |ˈɡluːmɪ| — depressingly dark

gloria |ˈɡlɔːrɪə| — A female given name. Popular during the first half of the 20th century.

glorification |ˌɡlɔːrɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — a state of high honor

glorify |ˈɡlɔːrɪfaɪ| — praise, glorify, or honor

gloriole |ɡlɔːriːˌəʊl| — an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

glorious |ˈɡlɔːrɪəs| — characterized by grandeur

glory |ˈɡlɔːrɪ| — a state of high honor

gloss |ɡlɑːs| — an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text

glossal |ˈɡlɑːsəl| — Of, or relating to the tongue.

glossary |ˈɡlɑːsərɪ| — an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field

glossiness |ˈɡlɒsɪnəs| — the property of being smooth and shiny

glossitis |ɡlɑːˈsaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the tongue

glossology |ɡlɑːˈsɑːlədʒe| — (medicine) The study of the tongue and its diseases.

glossy |ˈɡlɑːsɪ| — a magazine printed on good quality paper

glottic |ˈɡlɑːtɪk| — Of or pertaining to the glottis (to the tongue); glottal

glottis |ˈɡlɑːtɪs| — the vocal apparatus of the larynx; the true vocal folds and the space between them where the voice tone is generated

Gloucester |ˈɡlɒstər| — a town in northeastern Massachusetts on Cape Ann to the northeast of Boston; the harbor has been a fishing center for centuries

glove |ɡlʌv| — the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball

glover |ˈɡləvər| — A person who makes gloves.

glow |ɡləʊ| — an alert and refreshed state

glow-lamp |ˈɡləʊlæmp| — A light bulb.

glow-worm |ˈɡləʊ wɜːm| — Alternative spelling of glowworm.

glower |ˈɡlaʊər| — an angry stare

glowing |ˈɡləʊɪŋ| — the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface

glowworm  — the luminous larva or wingless grub-like female of a firefly

gloxinia |ɡlɑːkˈsɪniːə| — any of several plants of the genera Gloxinia or Sinningia (greenhouse gloxinias) having showy bell-shaped flowers

glucinium |ɡluːˈsɪnɪəm| — a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element

glucose |ˈɡluːkəʊs| — a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy

glue |ɡluː| — cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive

glued |ˈɡluːd| — affixed or as if affixed with glue or paste

gluey |ˈɡluːɪ| — having the sticky properties of an adhesive

gluing |ˈɡluːɪŋ| — Present participle of glue.

glum |ɡlʌm| — moody and melancholic

glume |ɡluːm| — small dry membranous bract found in inflorescences of Gramineae and Cyperaceae

glut |ɡlʌt| — the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall

glute |ɡluːt| — any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh

gluten |ˈɡluːtn| — a protein substance that remains when starch is removed from cereal grains; gives cohesiveness to dough

glutinous |ˈɡluːtənəs| — having the sticky properties of an adhesive

glutton |ˈɡlʌtn| — a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

gluttonous |ˈɡlʌtənəs| — given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink

gluttony |ˈɡlʌtənɪ| — habitual eating to excess

glycerin |ˈɡlɪsərɪn| — a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils

glycerine |ˈɡlɪsərən| — a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils

glycerol |ˈɡlɪsəˌrɒl| — a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils

glyptic |ˈɡlɪptɪk| — Of or pertaining to engraving, especially on precious stones.

glyptics |ˈɡlɪptɪks| — the art of engraving on precious stones

glyptography |ɡlɪpˈtɑːɡrəfiː| — carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)

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