Associations to the word «Gloss»


GLOSS, noun. (uncountable) A surface shine or luster/lustre
GLOSS, noun. (uncountable) (figuratively) A superficially or deceptively attractive appearance
GLOSS, verb. (transitive) To give a gloss or sheen to.
GLOSS, verb. (transitive) To make (something) attractive by deception
GLOSS, verb. (intransitive) To become shiny.
GLOSS, noun. (countable) A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation.
GLOSS, noun. (countable) A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or complex expression, usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text.
GLOSS, noun. (countable) A glossary; a collection of such notes.
GLOSS, noun. (countable) An extensive commentary on some text.
GLOSS, noun. (countable) A brief explanation in speech or in a written work, including a synonym used with the intent of indicating the meaning of the word to which it is applied
GLOSS, noun. (countable) (legal) (US) An interpretation by a court of specific point within a statute or case law
GLOSS, verb. (transitive) To add a gloss to (a text).
GLOSS OVER, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To cover up a mistake or a crime; to hush up or whitewash.
GLOSS OVER, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To treat something with less care than it deserves; to skimp.

Dictionary definition

GLOSS, noun. An explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text.
GLOSS, noun. An alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field.
GLOSS, noun. The property of being smooth and shiny.
GLOSS, noun. An outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color".
GLOSS, verb. Give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing.
GLOSS, verb. Provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written".
GLOSS, verb. Provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase.
GLOSS, verb. Give a deceptive explanation or excuse for; "color a lie".

Wise words

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.
Alfred Adler