Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Glossography noun [ See Glossographer .] The writing of glossaries, glosses, or comments for illustrating an author.

Glossohyal adjective [ Greek ... the tongue + the letter ....] (Anat.) Pertaining to both the hyoidean arch and the tongue; -- applied to the anterior segment of the hyoidean arch in many fishes. -- noun The glossohyal bone or cartilage; lingual bone; entoglossal bone.

Glossolalia, Glossolaly noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... tongue + ... talk: confer French glossolalie .] The gift of tongues. Farrar .

Glossological adjective Of or pertaining to glossology.

Glossologist noun One who defines and explains terms; one who is versed in glossology.

Glossology noun [ Greek ... tongue + -logy : confer French glossologie . See 3d Gloss .]
1. The definition and explanation of terms; a glossary.

2. The science of language; comparative philology; linguistics; glottology.

Glossopharyngeal (glŏs"do*făr`ĭn*jē" a l or -fȧ*rĭn"je* a l) adjective [ Greek glw^ssa the tongue + English pharyngeal .] (Anat.) Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx; -- applied especially to the ninth pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the pharynx and tongue. -- noun One of the glossopharyngeal nerves.

Glossy (glŏs"ȳ) adjective [ Compar. Glossier (-ĭ*ẽr); superl. Glossiest .] [ See Gloss luster.]
1. Smooth and shining; reflecting luster from a smooth surface; highly polished; lustrous; as, glossy silk; a glossy surface.

2. Smooth; specious; plausible; as, glossy deceit.

Glost noun [ See 1st Gloss .] (Ceramics) The lead glaze used for pottery.

Glost oven An oven in which glazed pottery is fired; -- also called glaze kiln , or glaze .

Glottal adjective Of or pertaining to, or produced by, the glottis; glottic.

Glottal catch , an effect produced upon the breath or voice by a sudden opening or closing of the glotts. Sweet.

Glottic, Glottidean adjective Of or pertaining to the glottis; glottal.

Glottis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., from ..., ..., the tongue. See Gloss an explanatory remark.] (Anat.) The opening from the pharynx into the larynx or into the trachea. See Larynx .

Glottological adjective Of or pertaining to glottology.

Glottologist noun A linguist; a philologist.

Glottology noun [ Greek ..., ..., the tongue + -logy .] The science of tongues or languages; comparative philology; glossology.

Glout intransitive verb [ Scot. Confer Gloat .] To pout; to look sullen. [ Obsolete] Garth.

Glout transitive verb To view attentively; to gloat on; to stare at. [ Obsolete] Wright.

Glove (glŭv) noun [ Middle English glove , glofe , Anglo-Saxon glōf ; akin to Icelandic glōfi , confer Goth. lōfa palm of the hand, Icelandic lōfi .]


1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten .

2. A boxing glove.

Boxing glove . See under Boxing . -- Glove fight , a pugilistic contest in which the fighters wear boxing gloves. -- Glove money or silver . (a) A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy gloves with. (b) (Eng. Law.) A reward given to officers of courts; also, a fee given by the sheriff of a county to the clerk of assize and judge's officers, when there are no offenders to be executed. -- Glove sponge (Zoology) , a fine and soft variety of commercial sponges ( Spongia officinalis ). -- To be hand and glove with , to be intimately associated or on good terms with. " Hand and glove with traitors." J. H. Newman. -- To handle without gloves , to treat without reserve or tenderness; to deal roughly with. [ Colloq.] -- To take up the glove , to accept a challenge or adopt a quarrel. -- To throw down the glove , to challenge to combat.

Glove transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Gloved ; present participle & verbal noun Gloving .] To cover with, or as with, a glove.

Glover noun One whose trade it is to make or sell gloves.

Glover's suture or stitch , a kind of stitch used in sewing up wounds, in which the thread is drawn alternately through each side from within outward.

Glow (glō) intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Glowed (glōd); present participle & verbal noun Glowing .] [ Anglo-Saxon glōwan ; akin to Dutch gloeijen , Old High German gluoen , German glühen , Icelandic glōa , Danish gloende glowing. √94. Confer Gloom .]


1. To shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandescent.

Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees.
Pope.

2. To exhibit a strong, bright color; to be brilliant, as if with heat; to be bright or red with heat or animation, with blushes, etc.

Clad in a gown that glows with Tyrian rays.
Dryden.

And glow with shame of your proceedings.
Shak.

3. To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.

Did not his temples glow
In the same sultry winds and acrching heats?
Addison.

The cord slides swiftly through his glowing hands.
Gay.

4. To feel the heat of passion; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.; to rage, as passior; as, the heart glows with love, zeal, or patriotism.

With pride it mounts, and with revenge it glows .
Dryden.

Burns with one love, with one resentment glows .
Pope.

Glow transitive verb To make hot; to flush. [ Poetic]

Fans, whose wind did seem
To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool.
Shak.

Glow noun
1. White or red heat; incandscence.

2. Brightness or warmth of color; redness; a rosy flush; as, the glow of health in the cheeks.

3. Intense excitement or earnestness; vehemence or heat of passion; ardor.

The red glow of scorn.
Shak.

4. Heat of body; a sensation of warmth, as that produced by exercise, etc.

Glowbard noun [ See Globard .] The glowworm. [ Obsolete]

Glower intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Glowered ; present participle & verbal noun Glowering .] [ Confer Gloar .] to look intently; to stare angrily or with a scowl. Thackeray.

Glowingly adverb In a glowing manner; with ardent heat or passion.

Glowlamp noun
1. (Chemistry) An aphlogistic lamp. See Aphlogistic .

2. (Elect.) An incandescent lamp. See Incandescent , adjective

Glowworm noun (Zoology) A coleopterous insect of the genus Lampyris ; esp., the wingless females and larvæ of the two European species ( Latin noctiluca , and Latin splendidula ), which emit light from some of the abdominal segments.

Like a glowworm in the night,
The which hath fire in darkness, none in light.
Shak.

» The male is winged, and is supposed to be attracted by the light of the female. In America, the luminous larvæ of several species of fireflies and fire beetles are called glowworms . Both sexes of these are winged when mature. See Firefly .

Gloxinia noun [ New Latin ] (Botany) American genus of herbaceous plants with very handsome bell-shaped blossoms; -- named after B. P. Gloxin , a German botanist.

Gloze intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Glozed; present participle & verbal noun Glozing .] [ Middle English glosen , French gloser . See gloss explanation.]


1. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly. Chaucer.

A false, glozing parasite.
South.

So glozed the tempter, and his proem tuned.
Milton.

2. To give a specious or false meaning; to ministerpret. Shak.

Gloze transitive verb To smooth over; to palliate.

By glozing the evil that is in the world.
I. Taylor.

Gloze noun
1. Flattery; adulation; smooth speech.

Now to plain dealing; lay these glozes by.
Shak.

2. Specious show; gloss. [ Obsolete] Sir P. Sidney.

Glozer noun A flatterer. [ Obsolete] Gifford (1580).

Glucic adjective [ Greek ... sweet.] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or obtained from, sugar; as, glucic acid.

Glucina noun [ Confer French glycine , glucine . So called because it forms sweet salts. See Glucinum .] (Chemistry) A white or gray tasteless powder, the oxide of the element glucinum; -- formerly called glucine .

Glucinic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, glucinum; as, glucinic oxide.

Glucinum noun [ Confer French glucinium , glycium , from Greek ..., sweet. Confer Glycerin .] (Chemistry) A rare metallic element, of a silver white color, and low specific gravity (2.1), resembling magnesium. It never occurs naturally in the free state, but is always combined, usually with silica or alumina, or both; as in the minerals phenacite, chrysoberyl, beryl or emerald, euclase, and danalite. It was named from its oxide glucina, which was known long before the element was isolated. Symbol Gl. Atomic weight 9.1. Called also beryllium . [ Formerly written also glucinium .]

Glucogen noun [ R.] See Glycogen .

Glucogenesis noun Glycogenesis. [ R.]

Gluconic adjective Pertaining to, or derived from, glucose.

Gluconic acid (Chemistry) , an organic acid, obtained as a colorless, sirupy liquid, by the oxidation of glucose; -- called also maltonic acid , and dextronic acid .

Glucose noun [ Greek ... sweet. Confer Glycerin .]


1. A variety of sugar occurring in nature very abundantly, as in ripe grapes, and in honey, and produced in great quantities from starch, etc., by the action of heat and acids. It is only about half as sweet as cane sugar. Called also dextrose , grape sugar , diabetic sugar , and starch sugar . See Dextrose .

2. (Chemistry) Any one of a large class of sugars, isometric with glucose proper, and including levulose, galactose, etc.

3. The trade name of a sirup, obtained as an uncrystallizable reside in the manufacture of glucose proper, and containing, in addition to some dextrose or glucose, also maltose, dextrin, etc. It is used as a cheap adulterant of sirups, beers, etc.

Glucoside noun [ See Glucose .] (Chemistry) One of a large series of amorphous or crystalline substances, occurring very widely distributed in plants, rarely in animals, and regarded as influental agents in the formation and disposition of the sugars. They are frequently of a bitter taste, but, by the action of ferments, or of dilute acids and alkalies, always break down into some characteristic substance (acid, aldehyde, alcohol, phenole, or alkaloid) and glucose (or some other sugar); hence the name. They are of the nature of complex and compound ethers, and ethereal salts of the sugar carbohydrates.

Glucosuria noun [ New Latin , from English glucose + Greek ... urine.] (Medicine) A condition in which glucose is discharged in the urine; diabetes mellitus.

Glue (glū) noun [ French glu , Latin glus , akin to gluten , from gluere to draw together. Confer Gluten .] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances.

Bee glue . See under Bee . -- Fish glue , a strong kind of glue obtained from fish skins and bladders; isinglass. -- Glue plant (Botany) , a fucoid seaweed ( Gloiopeltis tenax ). -- Liquid glue , a fluid preparation of glue and acetic acid or alcohol. -- Marine glue , a solution of caoutchouc in naphtha, with shellac, used in shipbuilding.

Glue transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Glued ; present participle & verbal noun Gluing .] [ French gluer . See Glue , noun ] To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten.

This cold, congealed blood
That glues my lips, and will not let me speak.
Shak.

Gluepot noun A utensil for melting glue, consisting of an inner pot holding the glue, immersed in an outer one containing water which is heated to soften the glue.

Gluer noun One who cements with glue.

Gluey adjective Viscous; glutinous; of the nature of, or like, glue.

Glueyness noun Viscidity.