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  • 1 gloss- — gloss(o) , glosse ♦ Éléments, du gr. glôssa « langue ». glosse, gloss(o) éléments, du gr. glôssa, langue . ⇒GLOSS(O) , GLOSSO , GLOSS , (GLOSS , GLOSSO ), élém. formant Élém. formant issu du gr. (att. ) « langue », servant, av …

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  • 2 gloss — gloss·ist; gloss·less; gloss·me·ter; gloss·odyn·ia; gloss; iso·gloss; pan·gloss·ian; semi·gloss; iso·gloss·al; …

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  • 3 Gloss — (gl[o^]s), n. [Cf. Icel. glossi a blaze, glys finery, MHG. glosen to glow, G. glosten to glimmer; perh. akin to E. glass.] 1. Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; polish; as, the gloss of silk; cloth is calendered to… …

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  • 4 Gloss — Primera aparición DC Comics Información Nombre original Xiang Po Afiliaciones actuales Guardianes Globales Gloss (Xiang Po), un personaje ficticio …

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  • 5 gloss´i|ly — gloss|y «GLS ee, GLOS », adjective, gloss|i|er, gloss|i|est, noun, plural gloss|ies. –adj. 1. smooth and shiny; highly polished; lustrous: » …

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  • 6 gloss|y — «GLS ee, GLOS », adjective, gloss|i|er, gloss|i|est, noun, plural gloss|ies. –adj. 1. smooth and shiny; highly polished; lustrous: » …

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  • 7 gloss — [n1] shine, sheen appearance, brightness, brilliance, burnish, facade, finish, front, glaze, gleam, glint, glossiness, luster, polish, shimmer, silkiness, sleekness, slickness, surface, varnish, veneer; concepts 611,620 Ant. dullness gloss [n2]… …

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  • 8 gloss — Ⅰ. gloss [1] ► NOUN 1) the shine on a smooth surface. 2) (also gloss paint) a type of paint which dries to a bright shiny surface. 3) a superficially attractive appearance or impression. ► VERB 1) give a glossy appearance to …

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  • 9 Gloss — Gloss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glossed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glossing}.] To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth. [1913 Webster] The glossed and gleamy wave. J. R. Drake. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 gloss# — gloss n sheen, *luster, glaze Analogous words: sleekness, slickness, glossiness (see corresponding adjectives at SLEEK) gloss vb gloze, *palliate, extenuate, whitewash, whiten Analogous words: *disguise, cloak, mask, dissemble, camouflage:… …

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  • 11 Gloss — Gloss, n. [OE. glose, F. glose, L. glossa a difficult word needing explanation, fr. Gr. ? tongue, language, word needing explanation. Cf. {Gloze}, {Glossary}, {Glottis}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word… …

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  • 12 Gloss — (gl[o^]s), v. t. 1. To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate. [1913 Webster] 2. To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation. [1913 Webster] You… …

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  • 13 gloss — index color (deceptive appearance), comment (noun), comment (verb), distortion, note (brief comment) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 14 gloss|er — gloss|er1 «GLS uhr, GLOS », noun. a person who puts a gloss or luster on something. ╂[< gloss1 + er1] gloss|er2 «glsmh>uhr, GLOS », noun. = glossarist. (Cf. ↑glossarist) ╂[< gloss2 + er …

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  • 15 Gloss — Gloss, v. i. 1. To make comments; to comment; to explain. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To make sly remarks, or insinuations. Prior. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 gloss... — gloss..., Gloss... vgl. ↑glosso..., Glosso …

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  • 17 gloss — gloss1 [glôs, gläs] n. [prob. < Scand, as in Norw dial. glosa, to gleam: for IE base see GLASS] 1. the brightness or luster of a smooth, polished surface; sheen 2. a deceptively smooth or pleasant outward appearance, as in manners or speech 3 …

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  • 18 gloss... — gloss...,   Wortbildungselement, glosso …

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  • 19 gloss — /ɡlɔs, ingl. ɡlHs/ s. m. inv. lucidalabbra CFR. rossetto …

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  • 20 gloss — gloss1 [ glɔs ] noun 1. ) singular or uncount the shiny surface of something such as paper, paint, or a photograph: a paint that gives a high (=very shiny) gloss a ) the shiny and attractive appearance of something, especially someone s hair 2. ) …

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