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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
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Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

Noun

a glass (2) of milk

Singular
glass

Plural
es

glass (es)
  1. (uncountable) A solid, transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime.
    The tabletop is made of glass.
  2. A vessel (especially one made of glass) from which drinks may be drunk.
    Fill my glass with milk please.
  3. The quantity of liquid contained in such a vessel.
    Would you like a glass of milk.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Amorphous (non-crystalline) substance.
    A popular myth is that window glass actually is an extremely viscous liquid.
  5. A mirror.
    She adjusted her lipstick in the glass.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The backboard.
    He got the rebound off of the glass.
  7. (ice hockey) The clear protective screen surrounding a hockey rink.
    He fired the outlet pass off the glass.

Derived terms

Translations

mirror See mirror

Adjective

glass (no comparative or superlative)

  1. (colloquial) Fragile.
    He has a glass ankle.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to glass

Third person singular
glasses

Simple past
glassed

Past participle
-

Present participle
glassing

to glass (third-person singular simple present glasses, present participle glassing, simple past and past participle glassed)
  1. (UK, colloquial) To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury.

Quotations

  • 1987, John Godber, Bouncers [1]
    JUDD. Any trouble last night?
    LES. Usual. Couple of punks got glassed.
  • 2002, Geoff Doherty, A Promoters Tale [2]
    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 [3]
    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.

Interjection

glass

  1. (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!"

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for glass Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative glass glassen glassar glassarna
Genitive glass glassens glassars glassarnas

glass c.

  1. ice cream

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