glass Definition

  • 1a hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda and lime and cooling rapidly. It is used to make windows, drinking containers, and other articles
  • 2a drinking container made of glass

Using glass: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "glass" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The window was shattered into a thousand pieces of glass.

  • Example

    She poured herself a glass of water.

  • Example

    The table was set with crystal glasses.

  • Example

    He wore glasses to correct his vision.

glass Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for glass

Antonyms for glass

Idioms Using glass

  • one should not criticize others for faults that they themselves have


    He criticized his colleague for being late, but people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

  • to be easily knocked out, either literally or figuratively


    He may be a good fighter, but he has a glass jaw and can't take a punch.

  • to preserve or protect something, often something valuable or rare


    The museum put the ancient artifact in a glass case to protect it from damage.

Phrases with glass

  • to propose a toast, usually with an alcoholic drink


    Let's raise a glass to the happy couple!

  • through rose-colored glasses

    to see something in a positive light, often ignoring negative aspects


    She always sees the world through rose-colored glasses, even when things are tough.

  • a mirror


    She stared at her reflection in the looking glass.

Origins of glass

from Old English 'glæs'


Summary: glass in Brief

The term 'glass' [ɡlæs] refers to a hard, brittle, transparent or translucent substance made from sand, soda, and lime. It is used to make windows, drinking containers, and other articles. 'Glass' also refers to a drinking container made of glass. The phrase 'raise a glass' means to propose a toast, while 'people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones' cautions against criticizing others for faults one has oneself.

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