Dictionary Results for gloss

1. gloss - noun

· an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text

Synonym(s): rubric

Hypernym(s): explanation, account

2. 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

Synonym(s): glossary

Hypernym(s): wordbook

3. gloss - noun

· the property of being smooth and shiny

Synonym(s): polish, glossiness, burnish

Hypernym(s): radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency, smoothness

4. 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"

Synonym(s): semblance, color, colour

Hypernym(s): appearance, visual_aspect

5. gloss - verb

· give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing

Hypernym(s): polish, smooth, smoothen, shine

6. gloss - verb

· provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written"

Synonym(s): comment, annotate

Hypernym(s): rede, interpret

7. gloss - verb

· provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase

Hypernym(s): translate, interpret, render

8. gloss - verb

· give a deceptive explanation or excuse for; "color a lie"

Synonym(s): color, colour

Hypernym(s): apologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalise

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