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It. /jooh"bah/, n. Juba. * * *
Giuffre, Jimmy
▪ 2009 James Peter Giuffre        American jazz woodwind player and composer born April 26, 1921, Dallas, Texas died April 24, 2008, Pittsfield, Mass. experimented ...
/gyooh"kee/, n. Gjuki. * * *
/gyooh"koong/, n. Gjukung. * * *
Rudy Giuliani (1944– ) the mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. He was best known for his strong policies to reduce crime in the city, known as ‘zero tolerance’. He ...
Giuliani, Rudolph W(illiam)
or Rudy Giuliani born May 28, 1944, Brooklyn, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. politician, who was mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2002. Beginning in 1970, he worked for the U.S. ...
Giuliani, Rudolph W.
▪ American politician and lawyer in full  Rudolph William Giuliani , byname  Rudy Giuliani  born May 28, 1944, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.    American lawyer and politician who ...
Giulini, Carlo Maria
born May 9, 1914, Barletta, Italy Italian conductor. He studied viola and composition at Santa Cecilia in Rome and, after years as a violist, became a conductor in 1944. That ...
Giulini,Carlo Maria
Giu·li·ni (jē'ə-lēʹnē, jo͞o-lēʹ-), Carlo Maria. Born 1914. Italian conductor best known for his work conducting opera. He served as conductor at La Scala in Milan ...
(as used in expressions) Caccini Giulio Giulio Romano Giulio de' Medici Douhet Giulio Giulio di Pietro di Filippo de' Gianuzzi Giulio Pomponio Leto Giulio Raimondo Mazarini * * *
Giulio Romano
/joohl"yaw rddaw mah"naw/, (Giulio Pippi de' Giannuzzi) 1492?-1546, Italian painter and architect. * * * orig. Giulio di Pietro di Filippo de' Gianuzzi born 1492/99, Rome, ...
Giunta Pisano
▪ Italian painter died c. 1260       Italian painter, a native of Pisa and a pioneer who, coming from Tuscany to Assisi, influenced the development of Umbrian ...
▪ Romania       city, capital of Giurgiu județ (county), southern Romania. It is situated on the left (north) bank of the Danube, 40 miles (65 km) south of Bucharest. ...
(as used in expressions) Arcimboldo Giuseppe Enrico Giuseppe Giovanni Boito Giuseppe Guttoveggio Garibaldi Giuseppe Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Mazzini Giuseppe Giuseppe Melchiorre ...
/glam/, Informal. n. 1. glamour. adj. 2. glamorous. [1960-65; by shortening] * * *
glam rock
▪ music also known as  glitter rock   musical movement that began in Britain in the early 1970s and celebrated the spectacle of the rock star and concert. Often dappled ...
Glå·ma (glôʹmə) also Glom·ma (-mə, -mä) A river of eastern Norway flowing about 587 km (365 mi) generally southward to the Skagerrak. * * *
▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       castle and village in the council area and historic county of Angus, eastern Scotland. The present castle, a fine example of Scottish ...
Glamis Castle
a castle in Scotland, north of Dundee. It was built in the 17th century and was the family home of the Queen Mother(2). * * *
/gleuh mawr"geuhn/, n. a historic county in SE Wales, now part of Mid, South, and West Glamorgan. Also called Glamorganshire /gleuh mawr"geuhn shear', -sheuhr/. * * * ▪ ...
See glamorize. * * *
—glamorization, n. —glamorizer, n. /glam"euh ruyz'/, v.t., glamorized, glamorizing. 1. to make glamorous. 2. to glorify or romanticize: an adventure film that tended to ...
See glamorization. * * *
—glamorously, glamourously, adv. —glamorousness, glamourousness, n. /glam"euhr euhs/, adj. 1. full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, esp. in a mysterious or ...
See glamorous. * * *
/glam"euhr/, n. 1. the quality of fascinating, alluring, or attracting, esp. by a combination of charm and good looks. 2. excitement, adventure, and unusual activity: the glamour ...
glamour boy
a man whose appearance or lifestyle is considered glamorous by popular standards. [1935-40] * * *
glamour girl
a girl or woman whose appearance or lifestyle is considered glamorous by popular standards. [1930-35] * * *
glamour puss
Older Slang. a person with an unusually attractive face. [1950-55] * * *
glamour stock
a popular stock that rises quickly or continuously in price and attracts large numbers of investors. * * *
glance1 /glans, glahns/, v., glanced, glancing, n. v.i. 1. to look quickly or briefly. 2. to gleam or flash: a silver brooch glancing in the sunlight. 3. to strike a surface or ...
—glancingly, adv. /glan"sing, glahn"-/, adj. 1. striking obliquely and bouncing off at an angle: a glancing blow. 2. brief and indirect: glancing references to his dubious ...
glancing angle
the angle between a ray incident on a plane surface and the surface, as of a beam of electrons incident on a crystal; the complement of the angle of incidence. * * *
See glancing. * * *
gland1 —glandless, adj. —glandlike, adj. /gland/, n. 1. Anat. a. a cell, group of cells, or organ producing a secretion. b. any of various organs or structures resembling the ...
/glan"deuhrd/, adj. Vet. Pathol. affected with glanders. [1660-70; GLANDER(S) + -ED3] * * *
See glanders. * * *
—glanderous, adj. /glan"deuhrz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Vet. Pathol. a contagious disease chiefly of horses and mules but communicable to humans, caused by the bacterium ...
glan·des (glănʹdēz) n. Plural of glans. * * *
Glands and hormones of the human endocrine system
▪ Table Glands and hormones of the human endocrine system gland or tissue principal hormone function testis testosterone stimulates development of male sex organs and ...
—glandularly, adv. /glan"jeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. consisting of, containing, or bearing glands. 2. of, pertaining to, or resembling a gland: a glandular disorder. 3. visceral; ...
glandular fever
glandular fever n. INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS * * *
glandular fever.
See infectious mononucleosis. [1900-05] * * *
glandular fever n. See infectious mononucleosis. * * *
See glandular. * * *
glandule [glan′jool] n. 〚Fr < L glandula: see GLAND1〛 a small gland * * *
—glandulousness, n. /glan"jeuh leuhs/, adj. glandular. [1350-1400; ME glandelous < L glandulosus full of kernels. See GLANDULE, -OUS] * * *
/glanz/, n., pl. glandes /glan"deez/. Anat. the head of the penis (glans penis) or of the clitoris (glans clitoris). [1640-50; < L glans lit., acorn, beechmast; akin to Gk ...
glans cli·tor·i·dis (klĭ-tôrʹĭ-dĭs, klī-) n. The small mass of erectile tissue at the tip of the clitoris.   [New Latin glāns clītoridis: Latin glāns, glans + New ...
glans penis n. The bulbous head or tip of the penis.   [New Latin glāns pēnis: Latin glāns, glans + Latin pēnis, genitive of pēnis, penis.] * * *
Glanvill, Joseph
▪ British philosopher Glanvill also spelled  Glanvil   born 1636, Plymouth, Devon, Eng. died Nov. 4, 1680, Bath, Somerset       English self-styled Skeptic and ...
Glanville, Ranulf de
▪ English politician and legal scholar Glanville also spelled  Glanvil, or Glanvill   born , Stratford St. Andrew, Suffolk, Eng. died , October?, 1190, Acre, ...
/glan"vil hiks"/, n. Peggy born 1912, U.S. composer and music critic, born in Australia. * * *
glare1 —glareless, adj. /glair/, n., v., glared, glaring. n. 1. a very harsh, bright, dazzling light: in the glare of sunlight. 2. a fiercely or angrily piercing stare. 3. ...
glare ice
ice having a smooth, glassy surface that reflects sunlight. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
Glareanus, Henricus
▪ Swiss music theorist German   Heinrich Glarean , original name  Heinrich Loris   born June 1488, Mollis, Swiss Confederation died March 27/28, 1563, Freiburg im ...
—glaringly, adv. —glaringness, n. /glair"ing/, adj. 1. shining with or reflecting a harshly bright or brilliant light. 2. very conspicuous or obvious; flagrant: several ...
See glaring. * * *
/glahr"euhs, -oos/, n. 1. a canton in E central Switzerland. 35,900; 264 sq. mi. (684 sq. km). 2. a town in and the capital of this canton, E of Lucerne. 6100. * * * ▪ ...
Glarus Alps
▪ mountains, Switzerland German  Glarner Alpen        segment of the Central Alps lying north of the Vorderrhein River mainly in Glarus canton of east-central ...
glary1 —glariness, n. /glair"ee/, adj., glarier, glariest. harshly brilliant; glaring. [1625-35; GLARE1 + -Y1] glary2 /glair"ee/, adj., glarier, glariest. smooth and slippery, ...
Glas, John
▪ Scottish minister Glas also spelled  Glass   born Sept. 21, 1695, Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scot. died Nov. 2, 1773, Perth       Scottish Presbyterian clergyman ...
/glay"zeuhr/, n. Donald A., born 1926, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1960. * * *
Glaser, Donald (Arthur)
born Sept. 21, 1926, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. U.S. physicist. He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, then joined the faculty at the University of ...
Glaser, Donald A.
▪ American physicist in full  Donald Arthur Glaser   born September 21, 1926, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.       American physicist and recipient of the 1960 Nobel Prize for ...
Glaser, Milton
▪ American graphic designer and illustrator born June 26, 1929, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American graphic designer, illustrator, and cofounder of the revolutionary ...
/glas"goh, -koh/; for 2 also /glaz"goh/, n. 1. Ellen (Anderson Gholson) /gohl"seuhn/, 1874-1945, U.S. novelist. 2. a seaport in SW Scotland, on the Clyde River: administrative ...
Glasgow Boys
a group of artists from Glasgow, Scotland, who became known at the end of the 19th century (c. 1870–1895) for a new style of painting which was less traditional than the style ...
Glasgow City
➡ Glasgow * * *
Glasgow Herald
a Scottish daily newspaper. It is read mainly in the Glasgow area and the west of Scotland. It is one of Scotland’s two main newspapers. Compare Scotsman. * * *
Glasgow School
a group of architects and designers who had been students at the Glasgow School of Art in the late 19th century. Their Art Nouveau style had a strong influence on European ...
Glasgow, Ellen
▪ American author in full  Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow  born April 22, 1873, Richmond, Va., U.S. died Nov. 21, 1945, Richmond  American novelist whose realistic ...
Glasgow, Ellen (Anderson Gholson)
born April 22, 1873, Richmond, Va., U.S. died Nov. 21, 1945, Richmond U.S. novelist. She was irregularly schooled and lived the life of a Southern belle. With Virginia (1913), ...
Glasgow, University of
Public university in Glasgow, Scotland. It was founded in 1451 and reorganized in 1577. In the 18th century its faculty included such eminent figures as Adam Smith and James ...
Glasgow,Ellen Anderson Gholson
Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson. 1873?-1945. American writer known for her realistic historical novels of Virginia, such as In This Our Life (1941), for which she won a Pulitzer ...
Glashow [gla′shō] Sheldon Lee 1932- ; U.S. physicist * * *
Glashow, Sheldon Lee
born Dec. 5, 1932, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. theoretical physicist. He joined the faculty at Harvard University in 1967. With Steven Weinberg (b. 1933) and Abdus Salam ...
/glaz"nost, glahz"-/; Russ. /glahs"neuhst/, n. the declared public policy within the Soviet Union of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities: initiated ...
/glas"pel/, n. Susan, 1882-1948, U.S. novelist and dramatist. * * *
Glaspell, Susan
▪ American dramatist and novelist in full  Susan Keating Glaspell  born July 1, 1876, Davenport, Iowa, U.S. died July 27, 1948, Provincetown, Mass.       American ...
/glas"fawlt, glahs"-/ or, esp. Brit., /-falt/, n. a road-surfacing material composed of asphalt and crushed glass. [1965-70; b. GLASS and ASPHALT] * * *
—glassless, adj. —glasslike, adj. /glas, glahs/, n. 1. a hard, brittle, noncrystalline, more or less transparent substance produced by fusion, usually consisting of mutually ...
/glas, glahs/, n. 1. Carter, 1858-1946, U.S. statesman. 2. Philip, born 1937, U.S. composer. * * * I Solid material, typically a mix of inorganic compounds, usually transparent ...
glass block
a translucent, hollow or solid block of glass for glazing openings or constructing partitions, usually square on the face, with the outer surfaces treated in any of various ways. ...
glass blowing
glass blowing n. the art or process of shaping molten glass into various forms by blowing air into a mass of it at the end of a tube glass blower n. * * *
glass ceiling
an upper limit to professional advancement, esp. as imposed upon women, that is not readily perceived or openly acknowledged. [1985-90] * * *
glass curtain
a transparent or translucent curtain covering the interior of a window opening. * * *
glass cutter
—glass cutting. 1. a tool for cutting glass. 2. a person who cuts glass into specified sizes. 3. a person who etches designs onto or otherwise decorates the surface of ...
glass eel
elver. [1830-40; so called because it is nearly transparent at an early stage] * * *
glass eye
/glas" uy", glahs" uy"/ for 1; /glas" uy', glahs" uy'/ for 2 1. See artificial eye. 2. any of various fish, birds, etc., having eyes with a glassy or milky ...
glass frog
▪ amphibian  any of a group of tree frogs (frog) found in the New World tropics, some species of which have transparent bellies and chests. In glass frogs the viscera are ...
glass gall
sandiver. [1590-1600] * * *
glass harmonica
a musical instrument composed of a set of graduated, revolving glass bowls, the rims of which are moistened and set in vibration by friction from the fingertips. [1905-10] * * ...
Glass House Mountains
▪ mountains, Australia  group of 11 principal peaks, the highest of which is Beerwah (1,824 feet [556 m]), in southeastern Queensland, Australia, 45 miles (70 km) north of ...
glass jaw
a person's jaw, esp. that of a boxer, that is vulnerable to even a light blow. [1910-15] * * *
glass lizard
any limbless, snakelike lizard of the genus Ophisaurus, inhabiting the eastern U.S., Europe, and Asia, having external ear openings and the ability to regenerate its long, ...
Glass Menagerie, The
a play (1945) by Tennessee Williams. * * *
glass pox
Pathol. alastrim, or mild smallpox. [1855-60] * * *
glass snake
☆ glass snake n. any of a genus (Ophisaurus, family Anguidae) of snakelike, legless lizards found in the S U.S. and other warm regions: so called because its long tail breaks ...
glass sponge
▪ invertebrate       any of a class (Hexactinellida, also called Hyalospongiae, or Triaxonia) of sponges characterized by a skeleton that consists of silica spicules ...
glass tank
a reverberatory furnace in which glass is melted directly under the flames. * * *
glass wool
spun glass similar to wool, used for insulation, filters, etc. [1875-80] * * *
glass, architectural
Glass used in structures. Glass was first used for windows in Roman imperial times. Lack of transparency and the difficulty encountered in making any but small panes eventually ...
Glass, Carter
born Jan. 4, 1858, Lynchburg, Va., U.S. died May 28, 1946, Washington, D.C. U.S. politician. Largely self-educated, he pursued a successful career in journalism, eventually ...
Glass, Ira
▪ 2009 born March 3, 1959, Baltimore, Md.       On May 4, 2008, on-screen host Ira Glass launched the premiere episode of the second season of This American Life, the ...
Glass, Philip
born Jan. 31, 1937, Baltimore, Md., U.S. U.S. composer. He studied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Chicago and then studied composition at the Juilliard School ...
Glass (glăs), Philip. Born 1937. American composer whose minimalist style of music contains elements of both rock and Indian music. His works include the opera Einstein on the ...
/glas"fayst", glahs"-/, adj. having the front or outer surfaces covered with glass. [1600-10] * * *
See glass blowing. * * *
—glassblower, n. /glas"bloh'ing/, n. the art or process of forming or shaping a mass of molten or heat-softened glass into ware by blowing air into it through a tube. [1820-30; ...
/glas"berr oh, -bur oh, glahs"-/, n. a borough in SW New Jersey. 14,574. * * * ▪ New Jersey, United States       borough (town), Gloucester county, southwestern New ...
glass ceiling n. An unacknowledged discriminatory barrier that prevents women and minorities from rising to positions of power or responsibility, as within a corporation. * * *
Glassco, John
▪ Canadian author pseudonyms  Sylvia Bayer,  George Colman,  Jean De Saint-Luc , and  Miles Underwood  born Dec. 15, 1909, Montreal, Que., Can. died Jan. 29, 1981, ...
/glast"in", glahst"-/, adj. enclosed by glass or glass panels, as for protection or shelter: a glassed-in shower. [1950-55] * * *
glass eel n. An eel in its transparent, postlarval stage. Also called elver. * * *
glass eye n. 1. An artificial eye fashioned of glass. 2. An eye whose iris is whitish, pale, or colorless. * * *
/glas"fish', glahs"-/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) glassfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) glassfishes. any small, transparent marine, brackish, or freshwater ...
/glas"fool, glahs"-/, n., pl. glassfuls. an amount contained by or sufficient to fill a glass or tumbler. [bef. 900; ME; OE glaes full. See GLASS, -FUL] Usage. See -ful. * * *
glass harmonica n. A musical instrument consisting of a set of graduated glass bowls on a rotating spindle that produce tones when a finger is pressed to their moistened rims. * ...
/glas"hows', glahs"-/, n., pl. glasshouses /-how'ziz/. 1. a glassworks. 2. Chiefly Brit. a green-house. 3. Brit. Informal. a military prison. [1350-1400; ME glas hous. See GLASS, ...
/glas"ee, glah"see/, n. Marbles. glassy (def. 4). [GLASS + -IE] * * *
See glassy. * * *
/gla seen"/, n. a strong, thin, glazed, semitransparent paper, often made into small bags, used for packaging foods, for book jackets, etc. [1915-20; GLASS + -INE1] * * *
See glassily. * * *
glass jaw n. 1. Sports. Vulnerability of a boxer to a knockout punch. 2. Vulnerability, especially of a public figure, to destructive criticism. * * *
glassmaker [glas′māk΄ər] n. a person who makes glass or glassware glassmaking n. * * * glass·mak·er (glăsʹmā'kər) n. One that makes glass.   glassʹmak'ing n. * * *
—glassmaker, n. /glas"may'king, glahs"-/, n. the art of making glass or glassware. [1810-20; GLASS + MAKING] * * *
/glas"meuhn, glahs"-/, n., pl. glassmen. 1. a person who makes or sells glass. 2. a glazier. [1275-1325; ME (in proper names); see GLASS, -MAN] * * *
glass noodle n. See cellophane noodle. * * *
glass snake n. Any of several slender, limbless, snakelike lizards of the genus Ophisaurus, having a tail that breaks or snaps off readily and later regenerates.   [From the ...
/glas"wair', glahs"-/, n. articles of glass, esp. drinking glasses. [1705-15; GLASS + WARE1] * * * Introduction       any decorative article made of glass, often ...
glass wool n. Fine-spun fibers of glass used especially for insulation and in air filters. * * *
/glas"werrk', glahs"-/, n. 1. the manufacture of glass and glassware. 2. articles of glass collectively; glassware. 3. the fitting of glass; glazing. [1605-15; GLASS + WORK] * * *
/glas"werr'keuhr, glahs"-/, n. a person who makes or does glasswork. [1835-45; GLASS + WORKER] * * *
/glas"werrks', glahs"-/, n., pl. glassworks. (usually used with a sing. v.) a factory where glass is made. [1620-30; GLASS + WORKS] * * *
/glas"werrm', glahs"-/, n. arrowworm. [1545-55; GLASS + WORM] * * *
/glas"werrt', -wawrt', glahs"-/, n. any of several plants of the genus Salicornia, of the goosefoot family, having succulent stems with rudimentary leaves, formerly used, when ...
—glassily, adv. —glassiness, n. /glas"ee, glah"see/, adj., glassier, glassiest, n., pl. glassies. adj. 1. resembling glass, as in transparency or smoothness. 2. ...
glassy alloy
a metal alloy having a noncrystalline, glasslike structure. Also called metallic glass. * * *
/glas"ee uyd', glah"see-/, adj. having a dull, dazed, or uncomprehending expression; staring fixedly. [1890-95] * * *
/glas"teuhn ber'ee/; for 1 also /glas"teuhn beuh ree/; for 2 also /glas"euhn ber'ee/, n. 1. a borough of SW England, in whose vicinity the ruins of an important Iron Age lake ...
Glastonbury chair
a folding chair having legs crossed front-to-back and having arms connected to the back and to the front seat rail. [1850-55; after the abbey of Glastonbury in SW England, site ...
Glastonbury Festival
➡ Glastonbury * * *
/gla swee"jeuhn, -jee euhn/, adj. 1. of or characteristic of Glasgow or its inhabitants. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Glasgow. [1810-20; GLAS(GOW) + -wegian (extracted from ...
Glatigny, Albert-Alexandre
▪ French poet in full  Joseph-Albert-Alexandre Glatigny  born May 21, 1839, Lillebonne, France died April 16, 1873, Sèvres  French poet of the Parnassian school, known for ...
Glatstein, Jacob
▪ American author and literary critic also called  Yankev Glatshteyn  born Aug. 20, 1896, Lublin, Pol. died Nov. 19, 1971, New York, N.Y., U.S.       Polish-born poet ...
glatt kosher
/glaht/, Judaism. 1. prepared for eating according to the dietary laws followed by Hasidic Jews, which differ somewhat from those followed by other observers of kashruth: glatt ...
Glauber's salt
/glow"beuhrz/ the decahydrate form of sodium sulfate, a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na2SO410H2O, used chiefly in textile dyeing and as a cathartic. Also, Glauber ...
Glau·ber's salt (glouʹbərz) n. A colorless hydrated sodium sulfate, Na2SO4·10H2O, used in paper and glass manufacturing and as a cathartic and diuretic.   [After Johann ...
Glauber, Johann Rudolf
▪ German-Dutch chemist born 1604, Karlstadt, Bavaria [now in Germany] died March 10, 1668, Amsterdam, Neth.  German-Dutch chemist, sometimes called the German Boyle; i.e., ...
Glauber, Roy J.
▪ American physicist born Sept. 1, 1925, New York City, N.Y., U.S.       American physicist, who won one-half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2005 for contributions ...
/glow"beuh ruyt'/, n. a mineral, sodium calcium sulfate, Na2Ca(SO4)2, often found as a deposit on the beds of salt lakes. [1800-10; < F; so called because chemically similar to ...
—glaucescence, n. /glaw ses"euhnt/, adj. Bot. becoming glaucous; somewhat glaucous. [1820-30; GLAUC- + -ESCENT] * * *
a combining form meaning "gray, opaque," used in the formation of compound words: glaucophane. Also, esp. before a vowel, glauc-. [ < Gk glauko-, glauk-, comb. forms of ...
      manganese-rich variety of the mineral monticellite (q.v.). * * *
/glaw"keuh dot'/, n. a mineral, iron and cobalt sulfarsenide, (Co,Fe)AsS, occurring in grayish-white crystals. [1840-50; < G Glaukodot, equiv. to glauko- GLAUCO- + -dot < Gk ...
—glaucomatous /glaw koh"meuh teuhs, -kom"euh-, glow-/, adj. /glaw koh"meuh, glow-/, n. Ophthalm. abnormally high fluid pressure in the eye, most commonly caused either by ...
See glaucoma. * * *
—glauconitic /glaw'keuh nit"ik/, adj. /glaw"keuh nuyt'/, n. a greenish micaceous mineral consisting essentially of a hydrous silicate of potassium, aluminum, and iron and ...
See glauconite. * * *
/glaw"keuh fayn'/, n. a sodium-rich monoclinic mineral of the amphibole family, usually metamorphic. [1840-50; GLAUCO- + -PHANE] * * * ▪ mineral       common amphibole ...
glaucophane facies
▪ geology       one of the major divisions of the mineral facies classification of metamorphic rocks, the rocks of which, because of their peculiar mineralogy, suggest ...
glaucophane schist facies
One of the major divisions of the mineral facies classification of metamorphic rocks, encompassing rocks whose peculiar mineralogy suggests that they formed under conditions of ...
—glaucously, adv. /glaw"keuhs/, adj. 1. light bluish-green or greenish-blue. 2. Bot. covered with a whitish bloom, as a plum. [1665-75; < L glaucus silvery, gray, bluish-green ...
glaucous gull
a large white and pale-gray gull, Latus hyperboreus, of Arctic regions. [1820-30] * * *
See glaucous. * * *
Name of several figures in Greek mythology. One Glaucus was the young son of King Minos; he fell into a jar of honey and died, and the court seer restored him to life with a ...
/glayv/, n. Archaic. glaive. * * *
Glavine, Tom
▪ American baseball player byname  Tommy Glavine , in full  Thomas Michael Glavine  born March 25, 1966, Concord, Mass., U.S.       American professional baseball ...
➡ GlaxoSmithKline * * *
(also Glaxo) (abbr GSK) a large British company that produces many different types of drugs and medicines. It employs over 100 000 people worldwide. * * *
—glazily, adv. —glaziness, n. /glayz/, v., glazed, glazing, n. v.t. 1. to furnish or fill with glass: to glaze a window. 2. to give a vitreous surface or coating to (a ...
/glayzd/, adj. 1. having a surface covered with a glaze; lustrous; smooth; glassy. 2. fitted or set with glass. 3. having a fixed, dazed, or lifeless expression. [1520-30; GLAZE ...
/glayz"meuhnt/, n. a waterproof glaze for a masonry wall. [GLAZE + -MENT] * * *
/glay"zheuhr/, n. 1. a person who applies a glaze, as to pottery, baked goods, leather, or fur. 2. any mechanical device used to apply a glaze. [1375-1425; late ME glauser. See ...
/glay"zeuhr/, n. Nathan, born 1923, U.S. sociologist. * * *
/glay"zheuhr/, n. a person who fits windows or the like with glass or panes of glass. [1350-1400; ME glasier. See GLAZE, -IER1] * * *
glazier's point
a small, pointed piece of sheet metal, for holding a pane of glass in a sash until the putty has hardened. Also called glazing brad, sprig. * * *
/glay"zheuh ree/, n. the work of a glazier; glasswork. [1835-45; GLAZIER + -Y3] * * *
/glay"zing/, n. 1. the act of furnishing or fitting with glass; the business or work of a glazier. 2. panes or sheets of glass set or made to be set in frames, as in windows, ...
glazing bead
a convex molding nailed against the edge of a pane of glass to hold it in place. * * *
▪ Russia       city and administrative centre of Glazov rayon (sector) in Udmurtiya republic, Russia. Founded in 1780 as a point of Udmurt settlement, it is on the ...
/glaz"euh nawf, -nof'/; Russ. /gleuh zooh nawf"/, n. Alexander Konstantinovitch /al'ig zan"deuhr, -zahn"-, kon'steuhn tee"neuh vich/; Russ. /u lyi ksahndrdd" keuhn stun tyee"neuh ...
Glazunov, Aleksandr
▪ Russian composer in full  Aleksandr Konstaninovich Glazunov  born July 29 [Aug. 10, New Style], 1865, St. Petersburg, Russia died March 21, 1936, Paris, France  the major ...
Glazunov, Aleksandr (Konstantinovich)
born Aug. 10, 1865, St. Petersburg, Russia died March 21, 1936, Paris, France Russian composer. A compositional prodigy, he achieved success with his Symphony No. 1 at age 16. ...
Glazunov,Aleksandr Konstantinovich
Gla·zu·nov (glăzʹə-nôf', -nôv', glə-zo͞o-nôfʹ), Aleksandr Konstantinovich. 1865-1936. Russian composer who studied under Rimski-Korsakov, with whom he completed ...
gay, lesbian, bisexual. * * *
Math. See greatest lower bound. * * *
(in full the Greater London Council) the local authority that was in control of Greater London from 1965 to 1983. In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher found the GLC and its leader, Ken ...
guilder; guilders. * * *
—gleamingly, adv. —gleamless, adj. /gleem/, n. 1. a flash or beam of light: the gleam of a lantern in the dark. 2. a dim or subdued light. 3. a brief or slight manifestation ...
See gleam. * * *
/glee"mee/, adj., gleamier, gleamiest. gleaming. [1585-95; GLEAM + -Y1] * * *
—gleanable, adj. —gleaner, n. /gleen/, v.t. 1. to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit. 2. to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers. 3. to ...
See glean. * * *
/glee"ning/, n. 1. the act of a person who gleans. 2. gleanings, things found or acquired by gleaning. [1400-50; late ME glenynge. See GLEAN, -ING1] * * *
gleanings [glēn′iŋz] pl.n. that which is gleaned * * * glean·ings (glēʹnĭngz) pl.n. Things that have been collected bit by bit: the gleanings of patient scholars. * * *
Gleason, Jackie
orig. Herbert John Gleason born Feb. 26, 1916, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died June 24, 1987, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. U.S. comedian and actor. He performed in carnivals and nightclubs ...
Gleason, Kate
▪ American businesswoman born Nov. 25, 1865, Rochester, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 9, 1933, Rochester       American businesswoman whose resourceful management skills were ...
Gleason,Herbert John
Glea·son (glēʹsən), Herbert John. Known as “Jackie.” 1916-1987. American entertainer best remembered for his portrayal of Ralph Kramden on the television comedy The ...
—glebal, adj. /glee"beuh/, n., pl. glebae /-bee/. Mycol. the sporogenous tissue forming the central part of the sporophore in certain fungi, as in puffballs and ...
—glebeless, adj. /gleeb/, n. 1. Also called glebe land. Chiefly Brit. the cultivable land owned by a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice. 2. Archaic. soil; ...
glede [glēd] n. 〚ME < OE glida, akin to GLIDE, ON gletha〛 the common European red kite (Milvus milvus) * * * glede (glēd) n. Any of several birds of prey, especially a ...
glee1 /glee/, n. 1. open delight or pleasure; exultant joy; exultation. 2. an unaccompanied part song for three or more voices, popular esp. in the 18th century. [bef. 900; ME; ...
glee club
a chorus organized for singing choral music. [1805-15] * * *
glee club n. A group of singers who perform usually short pieces of choral music. * * *
/gleed/, n. Archaic. a glowing coal. [bef. 950; ME gleed(e), OE gled; c. G Glut, ON gloth; akin to GLOW] * * *
—gleefully, adv. —gleefulness, n. /glee"feuhl/, adj. full of exultant joy; merry; delighted. [1580-90; GLEE1 + -FUL] * * *
See gleeful. * * *
See gleefully. * * *
gleek1 /gleek/, v.i. Archaic. to make a joke; jest. [1540-50; orig. uncert.] gleek2 /gleek/, n. an English card game for three persons played with a 44-card pack, popular from ...
/glee"meuhn/, n., pl. gleemen. (in medieval times) an itinerant singer; minstrel. [bef. 900; ME; OE gleoman. See GLEE1, -MAN] * * *
—gleesomely, adv. —gleesomeness, n. /glee"seuhm/, adj. gleeful; merry. [1595-1605; GLEE1 + -SOME1] * * *
/gleet/, n. 1. Pathol. a. a thin, morbid discharge, as from a wound. b. persistent or chronic gonorrhea. 2. Also called nasal gleet. Vet. Pathol. an inflammation of the nasal ...
/glee"tee/, adj., gleetier, gleetiest. characteristic of or resembling gleet. [1475-85; GLEET + -Y1] * * *
/gleg/, adj. Scot. quick; keen. [1250-1300; ME < ON gløggr; c. OE gleaw, OS, OHG glau wise; akin to GLOW] * * *
▪ plant family       the forking fern family, containing 6 genera and about 125 species, in the division Pteridophyta (the lower vascular plants (plant)). This ...
Gleim, Johann Wilhelm Ludwig
▪ German poet born April 2, 1719, Ermsleben, near Halberstadt, Saxony died Feb. 18, 1803, Halberstadt       German Anacreontic poet.       Gleim studied law at ...
/glayp"nir/, n. Scand. Myth. a bond with magic properties, forged by elves, and used by the gods to bind Loki. [ < ON, perh. deriv. of gleipa to scorn, sneer] * * *
/gluy"vits/, n. German name of Gliwice. * * *
/glay zay"sheuhn/, n. Geol. the natural process of producing gley. [1935-40; GLEY + -IZATION] * * *
—glenlike, adj. /glen/, n. a small, narrow, secluded valley. [1480-90; < Ir, ScotGael gleann; c. Welsh glynn] * * *
/glen/, n. a male or female given name. * * *
Glen Burnie
/berr"nee/ a city in E central Maryland, near Baltimore. 37,263. * * *
Glen Campbell
➡ Campbell (II) * * *
Glen check.
—Glen checked. See Glen plaid. [1920-25] * * *
Glen Cove
a city on NW Long Island, in SE New York. 24,618. * * *
Glen Eagles
▪ valley, Scotland, United Kingdom       narrow glen, Perth and Kinross council area, Scotland, running south through the Ochil Hills. Within the glen are the remains of ...
Glen Ellyn
/el"euhn/ a city in NE Illinois. 23,649. * * * ▪ Illinois, United States       village, DuPage county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. It is a suburb of Chicago, lying 23 ...
Glen Innes
▪ New South Wales, Australia       town, northeastern New South Wales, Australia, in the New England district on the Northern Tableland south of the Queensland border. ...
Glen Mor
▪ valley, Scotland, United Kingdom Gaelic“Great Valley”also called  Glen Albyn  or  Great Glen        valley in the Highland council area of north-central ...
Glen More
Glen More [glen môr′] valley across N Scotland, traversed by the Caledonian Canal: 60 mi (97 km) long * * * ➡ Great Glen * * *
Glen plaid
1. a plaid pattern of muted colors or of black or gray and white, esp. one in which two dark and two light stripes alternate with four dark and four light stripes, both ...
Glen Rock
a borough in NE New Jersey. 11,497. * * *
Glencairn, Alexander Cunningham, 5th earl of
▪ Scottish noble died Nov. 23, 1574       Scottish Protestant noble, an adherent of John Knox and a sometime supporter of Mary, Queen of Scots.       He was a ...
Glencairn, William Cunningham, 4th earl of
▪ Scottish conspirator born c. 1490 died 1547       Scottish conspirator during the Reformation.       An early adherent of the Reformation, he was during his ...
a valley in the Scottish Highlands. In 1692 it was the scene of the Glencoe Massacre. About 40 members of the MacDonald clan were killed by members of the Campbell clan and the ...
Glencoe Massacre
➡ Glencoe * * *
Glencoe, Massacre of
▪ Scottish history       (Feb. 13, 1692), in Scottish history, the treacherous slaughter of the MacDonalds of Glencoe by soldiers under Archibald Campbell, 10th earl of ...
/glen"deuh/, n. a female given name. * * *
Glenda Jackson
➡ Jackson (II) * * *
/glen"dayl'/, n. 1. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 139,060. 2. a city in central Arizona, near Phoenix. 96,988. 3. a town in SE Wisconsin. 13,882. * * * I City ...
Glendale Heights
a city in NE Illinois. 23,163. * * *
Glendalough, Vale of
▪ valley, Ireland Irish  Gleann Dá Loch (Glen of the Two Lakes)   valley, County Wicklow, Ireland. When St. Kevin settled there in the 6th century, Glendalough became an ...
▪ Montana, United States       city, seat (1881) of Dawson county, eastern Montana, U.S., on the Yellowstone River. It was founded in 1881 after the arrival of the ...
/glen dawr"euh, -dohr"euh/, n. 1. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 38,654. 2. a female given name. * * *
/glen dow"euhr, glen"dow euhr/, n. Owen, 1359?-1416?, Welsh rebel against Henry IV of England. * * *
Glendower, Owen
Welsh Owain Glyndwr born с 1354 died 1416 Self-proclaimed prince of Wales who led an unsuccessful rebellion against England. Educated in England, he returned to Wales and ...
Glen·dow·er (glĕnʹdou'ər, glĕn-douʹ-), Owen. 1359?-1416?. Welsh rebel who led a revolt against Henry IV (1400), controlled most of Wales, and summoned his own parliament ...
a pair of famous golf courses (called the King’s course and the Queen’s course) belonging to a hotel in central Scotland. In 1977 the leaders of the Commonwealth governments ...
Gleneagles Principle
➡ Gleneagles * * *
Glenelg River
▪ river, Victoria, Australia       river in southwestern Victoria, Australia, rising on Mt. William in the Grampians east of Balmoral and flowing west and south to join ...
n [U, C] a famous make of malt whisky which is produced in Glenfiddich, a village in north-east Scotland. * * *
/glen gar"ee/, n., pl. glengarries. a Scottish cap with straight sides, a crease along the top, and sometimes short ribbon streamers at the back, worn by Highlanders as part of ...
▪ forest park, Scotland, United Kingdom       national forest park in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains, Highland council area, north-central Scotland. ...
/glen/, n. 1. John (Herschel), born 1921, U.S. astronaut and politician: first U.S. orbital space flight 1962; U.S. senator since 1975. 2. a male or female given name. * * * (as ...
Glenn Close
➡ Close * * *
Glenn Miller
➡ Miller (II) * * *
Glenn, John H(erschel), Jr.
born , July 18, 1921, Cambridge, Ohio, U.S. U.S. astronaut and senator. He flew 59 missions as a Marine Corps pilot in World War II and 90 during the Korean War. The oldest of ...
Glenn, John H., Jr.
▪ American astronaut and politician in full  John Herschel Glenn, Jr.  born July 18, 1921, Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.    the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, completing ...
Glenn, John Herschel,Jr.
Glenn (glĕn), John Herschel, Jr. Born 1921. American astronaut and politician. On February 20, 1962, aboard Friendship 7, he became the first American to orbit the earth. He ...
Glennan, T. Keith
▪ 1996       U.S. government official (b. Sept. 8, 1905, Enderlin, N.D.—d. April 11, 1995, Mitchellville, Md.), as the first director (1958-61) of NASA, coordinated ...
/glee"noyd/, adj. Anat. 1. shallow or slightly cupped, as the articular cavities of the scapula and the temporal bone. 2. pertaining to such a cavity. [1700-10; < Gk ...
Town (pop., 1995 est.: 36,000), Fife council area and historic county, eastern Scotland. It was established in 1948 as the country's second new town to provide housing for coal ...
Glens Falls
a city in E New York, on the Hudson River. 15,897. * * * ▪ New York, United States       city, Warren county, east-central New York, U.S., on the Hudson River, 45 ...

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