What is glass?

  • (noun): A small refracting telescope.
    Synonyms: field glass, spyglass
    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 ... patterns may be imposed upon otherwise plain glass by using wax or other resist to retain transparent areas ...
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 ...
Glass Art - Museums
... 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 ... a collection of extremely detailed models of flowers made of painted glass ... The Blaschka Glass Flowers are still an inspiration to glassblowers today ...
Kosta Glasbruk
... Early production consisted of window glass, chandeliers and drinking glasses ... and technical developments, producing pressed glass, and in the 1880s setting up a new glass-cutting workshop ... manufacturers with a range of fine art glass and tableware by distinguished designers such as Vicke Lindstrand, artistic director from 1950-1973 ...
Sodium Carbonate - Uses
... The manufacture of glass is one of the most important uses of sodium carbonate ... heated to high temperatures, then cooled rapidly, glass is produced ... This type of glass is known as soda lime glass ...

More definitions of "glass":

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

Famous quotes containing the word glass:

    Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, “What will you have, sir?” And I said, “A glass of hemlock.”
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)