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Etymology 1

Noun

Singular
gloss

Plural
-

gloss (-)
  1. (uncountable) A surface shine or luster/lustre
  2. (uncountable) (figurative) A superficially or deceptively attractive appearance
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Verb

Infinitive
to gloss

Third person singular
gloss

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to gloss (third-person singular simple present gloss, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To give a gloss or sheen to.
  2. (transitive) To make (something) attractive by deception
  3. (intransitive) To become shiny.
Synonyms
  • (give a gloss or sheen to): polish, shine
  • (make (something) attractive by deception):
  • (become shiny):
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Etymology 2

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Noun

Singular
gloss

Plural
es

gloss (es)
  1. (countable) A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or complex expression, usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text.
  2. (countable) A glossary; a collection of such notes.
  3. (countable) An extensive commentary on some text.
  4. (countable) A deliberately misleading explanation.
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Verb

Infinitive
to gloss

Third person singular
gloss

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to gloss (third-person singular simple present gloss, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To add a gloss to (a text).
  2. (transitive) To give a deliberately false interpretation of.
Synonyms
  • (add a gloss to):
  • (give a deliberately false interpretation of): misrepresent
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