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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
Old English glæs, cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German glas, which (in OHG) is attested as a gloss for electrum 'amber'. These words are developed from Proto-Germanic *glaso-. Possibly ultimately from the Proto-Germanic root *glō-, *to shine (compare glow).
- (uncountable) A solid, transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime.
- The tabletop is made of glass.
- A vessel (especially one made of glass) from which drinks may be drunk.
- Fill my glass with milk please.
- The quantity of liquid contained in such a vessel.
- Would you like a glass of milk.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Amorphous (non-crystalline) substance.
- A popular myth is that window glass actually is an extremely viscous liquid.
- A mirror.
- She adjusted her lipstick in the glass.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The backboard.
- He got the rebound off of the glass.
- (ice hockey) The clear protective screen surrounding a hockey rink.
- He fired the outlet pass off the glass.
mirror See mirror
- (colloquial) Fragile.
- He has a glass ankle.
Third person singular
- (UK, colloquial) To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury.
- 1987, John Godber, Bouncers 
- JUDD. Any trouble last night?
- LES. Usual. Couple of punks got glassed.
- 2002, Geoff Doherty, A Promoters Tale 
- I often mused on what the politicians or authorities would say if they could see for themselves the horrendous consequences of someone who’d been glassed, or viciously assaulted.
- 2003, Mark Surdy, Pulp 
- One night he was in this nightclub in Sheffield and he got glassed by this bloke who’d been just let out of prison that day.
- (basketball) A warning called out to alert teammates that a shot is about to rebound off the backboard.
- The point guard launched a wobbly attempt at a three-pointer and immediately called "Glass!"
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