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Etymology 1[уреди]

From a Germanic language, perhaps Middle High German, Холандски or Исландски; compare glossi (a blaze).

Noun[уреди]

gloss (usually uncountable, plural glosses)

  1. A surface shine or luster/lustre
  2. (figuratively) A superficially or deceptively attractive appearance
    • (Can we date this quote by Goldsmith and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      To me more dear, congenial to my heart, / One native charm than all the gloss of art.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Danny Welbeck leads England's rout of Moldova but hit by Ukraine ban (in The Guardian, 6 September 2013)[1]
      Hodgson may now have to bring in James Milner on the left and, on that basis, a certain amount of gloss was taken off a night on which Welbeck scored twice but barely celebrated either before leaving the pitch angrily complaining to the Slovakian referee.
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gloss (third-person singular simple present glosses, present participle glossing, simple past and past participle glossed)

  1. (transitive) To give a gloss or sheen to.
  2. (transitive) To make (something) attractive by deception
    • (Can we date this quote by Philips and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      You have the art to gloss the foulest cause.
  3. (intransitive) To become shiny.
  4. (transitive, idiomatic) Шаблон:used in phrasal verbs
Synonyms[уреди]
  • (give a gloss or sheen to): polish, shine
  • (make (something) attractive by deception):
  • (become shiny):
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Etymology 2[уреди]

From Средњи Енглески glosse, glose, from Рани Латински glossa (obsolete or foreign word requiring explanation), from Антички Грчки γλῶσσα (glôssa, language).

Noun[уреди]

gloss (plural glosses)

  1. (countable) A brief explanatory note or translation of a foreign, archaic, technical, difficult, complex, or uncommon expression, inserted after the original, in the margin of a document, or between lines of a text.
  2. (countable) A glossary; a collection of such notes.
  3. (countable, obsolete) An expression requiring such explanatory treatment.
  4. (countable) An extensive commentary on some text.
  5. (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
  6. (countable, закон, US) An interpretation by a court of specific point within a statute or case law
    • 2007 Bruce R. Hopkins. The law of tax-exempt organizations. page 76
      Judicial Gloss on Test [section title]
    • 1979 American Bar Foundation. Annotated code of professional responsibility. page ix
      This volume is thus not a narrowly defined treatment of the Code of Professional Responsibility but rather represents a "common law" gloss on it.
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gloss (third-person singular simple present glosses, present participle glossing, simple past and past participle glossed)

  1. (transitive) To add a gloss to (a text).
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Noun[уреди]

gloss m (uncountable)

  1. lip gloss (cosmetic product)