Glaze Glaze (gl[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glazed} (gl[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Glazing}.] [OE. glasen, glazen, fr. glas. See {Glass}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To furnish (a window, a house, a sash, a case, etc.) with glass. [1913 Webster]

Two cabinets daintily paved, richly handed, and glazed with crystalline glass. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To incrust, cover, or overlay with a thin surface, consisting of, or resembling, glass; as, to glaze earthenware; hence, to render smooth, glasslike, or glossy; as, to glaze paper, gunpowder, and the like. [1913 Webster]

Sorrow's eye glazed with blinding tears. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Paint.) To apply thinly a transparent or semitransparent color to (another color), to modify the effect. [1913 Webster]

4. (Cookery) To cover (a donut, cupcake, meat, etc.) with a thin layer of edible syrup, or other substance which may solidify to a glossy coating. The material used for glazing is usually sweet or highly flavored. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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