Dictionary: GLAZ'ED – GLEE'FUL

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GLAZ'ED, pp.

Furnished with glass windows; incrusted with a substance resembling glass; rendered smooth and shining.


Resembling glass. Wickliff.

GLA'ZEN-ED, pp. [or a.]


GLA'ZIER, n. [gla'zhur. from glaze or glass.]

One whose business is to set window glass, or to fix panes of glass to the sashes of windows, to pictures, &c. Moxon.


The vitreous substance with which potter's ware is incrusted.

GLAZ'ING, ppr.

  1. Furnishing with window glass.
  2. Crusting with a vitreous substance, as potter's ware.
  3. Giving a smooth, glossy, shining surface, as to cloth.

GLEAM, n. [Sax. gleam, or glæm, properly a shoot of light, coinciding with glimmer, glimpse, Ir. laom, (perhaps L. flamma.) The radical sense is to throw, to shoot or dart, and it may be of the same family as clamo, clamor, a shoot of the voice, and W. llam, Ir. leam, a leap, Ar. لََمَعَ, Class Lm, No. 8.]

  1. A shoot of light; a beam; a ray; a small stream of light. A gleam of dawning light; metaphorically, a gleam of hope.
  2. Brightness; splendor. In the clear azure gleam the flocks are seen. Pope.

GLEAM, v.i.

  1. To shoot or dart, as rays of light. At the dawn light gleams in the east.
  2. To shine; to cast light. Thomson.
  3. To flash; to spread a flood of light. [Less common.]
  4. Among falconers, to disgorge filth, as a hawk. Encyc.


A shoot or shooting of light.


Shooting as rays of light; shining.


Darting beams of light; casting light in rays. In brazen arms, that cast a gleamy ray, / Swift through the town the warrior bends his way. Pope.


A collection made by gleaning, or by gathering here and there a little. The gleans of yellow thyme distend his thighs. Dryden.

GLEAN, v.i.

To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers. And she went, and came and gleaned in the field after the reapers. Ruth ii.

GLEAN, v.t. [Fr. glaner, to glean; glane, a handful or cluster. In W. glân is clean.]

  1. To gather the stalks and ears of grain which reapers leave behind them. Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn. Ruth ii.
  2. To collect things thinly scattered; to gather what is left in small parcels or numbers, or what is found in detached parcels; as, to glean a few passages from an author. They gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men. Judges xx.


  1. Gathered after reapers; collected from small detached parcels; as, grain gleaned from the field.
  2. Cleared of what is left; as, the field is gleaned.
  3. Having suffered a gleaning. The public prints have been gleaned.


  1. One who gathers after reapers. Thomson.
  2. One who collects detached parts or numbers, or who gathers slowly with labor. Locke.


  1. The act of gathering after reapers.
  2. That which is collected by gleaning.


Gathering what reapers leave; collecting in small detached parcels.

GLEBE, n. [L. gleba, a clod or lump of earth; Fr. glebe, land, ground; probably from collecting, as in globe, club.]

  1. Turf; soil; ground. Till the glad summons of a genial ray / Unbinds the glebe. Garth.
  2. The land belonging to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice. Spelman. Encyc.
  3. A crystal. [Obs.] Arbuthnot.
  4. Among miners, a piece of earth in which is contained some mineral ore. Encyc.


Gleby; turfy. Dict.

GLEB'Y, a.

Turfy; cloddy.

GLEDE, n. [Sax. glida, from glidan, to glide; Sw. glada.]

A fowl of the rapacious kind, the kite, a species of Falco. The word is used in Deut. xiv. 13, but the same Hebrew word, Lev. xi. 14, is rendered a vultur.

GLEE, n. [Sax. glie, from glig, gligg, sport, music.]

  1. Joy; merriment; mirth; gayety; particularly, the mirth enjoyed at a feast. Spenser.
  2. A sort of catch or song sung in parts. Mason. Busby.

GLEED, n. [Sax. gled.]

A glowing coal. [Obs.] Chaucer.


merry; gay; joyous. Shak.