What is glass?

  • (verb): Put in a glass container.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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

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Some articles on glass:

Frosted Glass
... Frosted glass is produced by the sandblasting or acid etching of clear sheet glass ... It has the effect of rendering the glass translucent by scattering of light during transmission, thus blurring images while still transmitting light ... Decorative patterns may be imposed upon otherwise plain glass by using wax or other resist to retain transparent areas ...
Kosta Glasbruk
... Early production consisted of window glass, chandeliers and drinking glasses ... of new trends and technical developments, producing pressed glass, and in the 1880s setting up a new glass-cutting workshop ... as one of the leading Swedish manufacturers with a range of fine art glass and tableware by distinguished designers such as Vicke Lindstrand, artistic director from 1950-1973 ...
Mercury-Redstone 4 - Liberty Bell 7 - Window
... The Corning Glass Works of Corning, New York, designed and developed the multilayered panes that made up the new window ... The outer pane was 0.35 in (8.9 mm) thick Vycor glass ... The inner pane was made up of three inner glass panels bonded to make a single inner pane ...
Sodium Carbonate - Uses
... The manufacture of glass is one of the most important uses of sodium carbonate ... combined with silica and calcium carbonate and heated to high temperatures, then cooled rapidly, glass is produced ... This type of glass is known as soda lime glass ...
Glass Art - Museums
... Apart from historical collections in general museums, modern works of art in glass can be seen in a variety of museums, including the Chrysler Museum, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the Metropolitan ... models of flowers made of painted glass ... The Blaschka Glass Flowers are still an inspiration to glassblowers today ...

More definitions of "glass":

  • (noun): A glass container for holding liquids while drinking.
    Synonyms: drinking glass
  • (verb): Furnish with glass.
    Example: "Glass the windows"
    Synonyms: glaze
  • (noun): A mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror.
    Synonyms: looking glass
  • (verb): Scan (game in the forest) with binoculars.
  • (noun): Glassware collectively.
    Example: "She collected old glass"
  • (noun): The quantity a glass will hold.
    Synonyms: glassful
  • (verb): Enclose with glass.
    Example: "Glass in a porch"
    Synonyms: glass in
  • (noun): A brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure.

Famous quotes containing the word glass:

    A sudden violent jolt of it has been known to stop the victim’s watch, snap his suspenders and crack his glass eye right across.
    Irvin S. Cobb (1876–1944)

    My glass shall not persuade me I am old
    So long as youth and thou are of one date,
    But when in thee time’s furrows I behold,
    Then look I death my days should expiate.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    When you’re thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean—that’s faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two—that’s science.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)