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/glen"vyooh'/, n. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 30,842. * * * ▪ Illinois, United States       village, Cook county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. It is a suburb ...
/glen"wood'/, n. a town in SW Iowa. 10,538. * * *
Glenwood Springs
▪ Colorado, United States       city, seat (1889) of Garfield county, west-central Colorado, U.S., at the confluence of Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers. It lies in a ...
Glenys Kinnock
➡ Kinnock * * *
To tear apart, cleave. Derivatives include clever and hieroglyphic. I. Basic form *gleubh-. 1. cleave1, from Old English clēofan, to split, cleave, from Germanic *kleuban. 2. ...
/glay/, n. Geol. a mottled soil in which iron compounds have been oxidized and reduced by intermittent water saturation. Cf. gleization. [1925-30; < Ukrainian glei clayey earth; ...
▪ FAO soil group  one of the 30 soil groups in the classification system of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (soil). Gleysols are formed under waterlogged ...
—glial, adj. /gluy"euh, glee"euh/, n. Anat. neuroglia. [1885-90; < LGk glía glue] * * *
/gluy"euh din, -dn/, n. Biochem. 1. a prolamin derived from the gluten of grain, as wheat or rye, used chiefly as a nutrient in high-protein diets. 2. any prolamin. Also, ...
See glia. * * *
—glibly, adv. —glibness, n. /glib/, adj., glibber, glibbest. 1. readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers. 2. easy or ...
See glib. * * *
See glibly. * * *
/glid"n/, n. Charles Jasper, 1857-1927, U.S. businessman: a pioneer in the telephone industry. * * *
Glidden, Joseph Farwell
▪ American inventor born Jan. 18, 1813, Charlestown, N.H., U.S. died Oct. 9, 1906, De Kalb, Ill.       American inventor of the first commercially successful barbed ...
—glidingly, adv. /gluyd/, v., glided, gliding, n. v.i. 1. to move smoothly and continuously along, as if without effort or resistance, as a flying bird, a boat, or a skater. 2. ...
glide plane
Crystall. a symmetry element of a space group such that a reflection of the lattice with respect to the plane and a translation of the lattice parallel to the plane bring the ...
glide slope
Aeron. the angle that the glidepath of an aircraft or spacecraft makes with the horizontal. Also called glide angle, gliding angle. [1945-50] * * *
/gluyd"path', -pahth'/, n., pl. glidepaths /-padhz', -pahdhz', -paths', -pahths'/. the course followed by an aircraft or spacecraft when descending for a landing. [1935-40; GLIDE ...
/gluy"deuhr/, n. 1. a motorless, heavier-than-air aircraft for gliding from a higher to a lower level by the action of gravity or from a lower to a higher level by the action of ...
▪ sport also called  soaring         flight in an unpowered heavier-than-air craft. Any engineless aircraft (airplane), from the simplest hang glider to a space ...
gliding bacteria
bacteria that form colonies in a self-produced slime that permits them to glide, mainly inhabiting moist soils, decaying plant matter, animal waste, and rotting tree bark: some ...
gliding bacterium
plural  Gliding Bacteria,         any member of a heterogeneous group of microorganisms that exhibit creeping or gliding forms of movement on solid substrata. Gliding ...
gliding joint
Anat. arthrodia. [1880-85] * * *
gliding lemur.
See flying lemur. * * *
/glyerdd/, n. Reinhold Moritzovich /rdduyn"hawlt maw"rddyi tseuh vyich/, 1875-1956, Russian composer. * * *
Glière, Reinhold
▪ Russian composer in full  Reinhold Moritsevich Glière  born Dec. 30, 1874 [Jan. 11, 1875, New Style], Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire died June 23, 1956, ...
Glikl of Hameln
▪ German diarist born 1645, Hamburg [Germany] died 1724, Metz, Lorraine [France]       German Jewish diarist whose seven books of memoirs (Zikhroynes), written in ...
/glim/, n. 1. a light or lamp. 2. Scot. a little bit; small portion; scrap. [1690-1700; see GLIMPSE, GLIMMER] * * *
/glim"euhr/, n. 1. a faint or unsteady light; gleam. 2. a dim perception; inkling. v.i. 3. to shine faintly or unsteadily; twinkle, shimmer, or flicker. 4. to appear faintly or ...
glimmer ice
new ice formed in cracks, holes, or depressions in older ice. * * *
—glimmeringly, adv. /glim"euhr ing/, n. 1. a faint or unsteady light; glimmer. 2. a faint glimpse or idea; inkling. adj. 3. shining faintly or unsteadily; shimmering. [1300-50; ...
See glimpse. * * *
/glin/, n., v.i., glinned, glinning. glinn. * * *
/gling"keuh/; Russ. /glyeen"keuh/, n. Mikhail Ivanovich /mi kah eel" i vah"neuh vich/; Russ. /myi khu yeel" ee vah"neuh vyich/, 1803-57, Russian composer. * * *
Glinka, Mikhail
▪ Russian composer in full  Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka  born May 21 [June 1, New Style], 1804, Novospasskoye, Russia died February 3 [February 15], 1857, Berlin, Prussia ...
Glinka, Mikhail (Ivanovich)
born June 1, 1804, Novospasskoye, Russia died Feb. 15, 1857, Berlin, Prussia Russian composer. He studied in Italy and Berlin, and in 1836 his first opera, A Life for the ...
Glinka,Mikhail Ivanovich
Glin·ka (glĭngʹkə, glyēnʹkə), Mikhail Ivanovich. 1804-1857. Russian composer considered the founder of Russian nationalistic music. His works include the operas A Life ...
/glin/, Maine. n. 1. a bright glow in the sky close to the horizon, usually taken as a portent of a storm. v.i. 2. (of the sky near the horizon) to become lighter (often fol. by ...
Glinn, Burton Samuel
▪ 2009       American photographer born July 23, 1925, Pittsburgh, Pa. died April 9, 2008, Southampton, N.Y. cemented his reputation as an eminent photographer with ...
/glint/, n. 1. a tiny, quick flash of light. 2. gleaming brightness; luster. 3. a brief or slight manifestation or occurrence; inkling; trace. v.i. 4. to shine with a glint. 5. ...
glint·y (glĭnʹtē) adj. glint·i·er, glint·i·est 1. Sparkling; glittery. 2. Cheap and flashy. * * *
gli·o·blas·to·ma (glē'ō-blă-stōʹmə, glī'-) n. pl. gli·o·blas·to·mas or gli·o·blas·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə) A malignant tumor of the central nervous system, ...
—gliomatous /gluy oh"meuh teuhs, -om"euh-/, adj. /gluy oh"meuh/, n., pl. gliomas, gliomata /-meuh teuh/. a tumor of the brain composed of neuroglia. [1865-70; < NL; see GLIA, ...
/gluy oh"sis/, n. an increase in the size and number of astrocytes of the brain. [1890-1900; GLI(A) + -OSIS] * * *
—glissader, n. /gli sahd", -sayd"/, n., v., glissaded, glissading. n. 1. a skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain, as on skis or a toboggan. 2. Dance. a ...
See glissade. * * *
/gli sahn"doh/, adj., n., pl. glissandi /-dee/. Music. adj. 1. performed with a gliding effect by sliding one or more fingers rapidly over the keys of a piano or strings of a ...
Glissant, Édouard
▪ Martinican author born September 21, 1928, Le Lamentin, Martinique    black French-speaking West Indian poet and novelist who belonged to the literary Africanism ...
—glisteningly, adv. /glis"euhn/, v.i. 1. to reflect a sparkling light or a faint intermittent glow; shine lustrously. n. 2. a glistening; sparkle. [bef. 1000; ME glis(t)nen ...
—glisteringly, adv. /glis"teuhr/, v.i. Archaic. 1. to glisten; glitter. n. 2. glitter; sparkle. [1350-1400; ME; akin to GLISTEN] * * *
/glich/, Slang. n. 1. a defect or malfunction in a machine or plan. 2. Computers. any error, malfunction, or problem. Cf. bug1 (def. 5). 3. a brief or sudden interruption or ...
See glitch. * * *
—glitteringly, adv. /glit"euhr/, v.i. 1. to reflect light with a brilliant, sparkling luster; sparkle with reflected light. 2. to make a brilliant show. n. 3. a sparkling ...
glitter ice
ice or a sheet of ice formed on a surface by a quickly freezing rain. [1875-80] * * *
Glitter Mountain
▪ mountain, Norway Norwegian  Glittertinden,         one of the highest peaks of the Scandinavian Peninsula, in the Jotunheim Mountains (Jotunheimen), south-central ...
/glit'euh rah"tee/, n.pl. wealthy or famous people who conspicuously or ostentatiously attend fashionable events. [1935-40; b. GLITTER and LITERATI] * * *
See glitter. * * *
Glit·ter·tind·en (glĭtʹər-tĭn'ən) A peak, 2,473.6 m (8,110 ft) high, of south-central Norway. It is the highest elevation in Scandinavia. * * *
/glit"euh ree/, adj. glittering; sparkling. [1750-60; GLITTER + -Y1] * * *
/glits/, Slang. n. 1. ostentatious glitter or sophistication: a cocktail lounge noted for its glitz. v.t. 2. to add a showy sophistication to (often fol. by up): They glitzed up ...
See glitz. * * *
—glitziness, n. /glit"see/, adj., glitzier, glitziest. Slang. pretentiously or tastelessly showy: a glitzy gown. [1965-70; see GLITZ, -Y1] * * *
/glee vee"tse/, n. a city in SW Poland. 197,000. German, Gleiwitz. * * * ▪ Poland German  Gleiwitz        city, Śląskie województwo (province), southern Poland. ...
To roll. 1. Galilee, from Latin Galilea, either from Aramaic gəlilā, circuit, district (from gəlal, to roll) or from Hebrew gəlîlâ, circuit, district (from gālal, to ...
Central Semitic, to cut, break off, separate. golem, from Hebrew gōlem, formless mass, unfinished thing, from gālam, to wrap up. * * *
Biochem. glutamine. * * *
/glohm/, n. Archaic. twilight; gloaming. [1815-25; back formation from GLOAMING] * * *
/gloh"ming/, n. twilight; dusk. [bef. 1000; ME gloming, OE glomung, deriv. of glom twilight] * * *
—gloater, n. —gloatingly, adv. /gloht/, v.i. 1. to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction: The opposing team gloated over our ...
See gloat. * * *
/glob/, n. 1. a drop or globule of a liquid. 2. a usually rounded quantity or lump of some plastic or moldable substance: a little glob of clay; a huge glob of whipped ...
—globally, adv. /gloh"beuhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to the whole world; worldwide; universal: the dream of global peace. 2. comprehensive. 3. globular; globe-shaped. 4. of, ...
Global Challenges to the United States in a New Millennium: An Interview with Jimmy Carter
▪ 2004       Few people in the United States have a better overview of the state of the world than Jimmy Carter. He has been a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, a ...
Global Commission on International Migration
      organization established in December 2003 to promote global discussion and cooperation on issues related to the international movement of persons. Formed by then ...
global language
➡ World English * * *
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Precise, satellite-based navigation and location system developed for U.S. military use but available to the general public with the use of proper equipment. GPS is a fleet of ...
Global Positioning System.
See NAVSTAR Global Positioning System. Abbr.: GPS * * *
global tectonics
earth movements and interactions on a global scale, esp. as they relate to the causes and results of the dynamics of the crustal plates and sea-floor spreading. Cf. plate ...
global village
the world, esp. considered as the home of all nations and peoples living interdependently. [term introduced by the book War and Peace in the Global Village (1968) by Marshall ...
global warming
an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect. [1975-80] * * * Potential ...
—globalist, n., adj. /gloh"beuh liz'euhm/, n. the attitude or policy of placing the interests of the entire world above those of individual nations. [1940-45, Amer.; GLOBAL + ...
See globalism. * * *
globalization [glō΄bəl i zā′shən, glō΄bəl ī zā′shən] n. the process of globalizing something; specif., the expansion of many businesses into markets throughout the ...
globalization, cultural
▪ anthropology Introduction       a phenomenon by which the experience of everyday life, as influenced by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, reflects a ...
Globalization-Why All the Fuss?
▪ 2001       In 2000 the media were full of references to globalization of the economy, communications—even politics and military affairs. Large crowds turned out to ...
—globalization, n. /gloh"beuh luyz'/, v.t., globalized, globalizing. to extend to other or all parts of the globe; make worldwide: efforts to globalize the auto industry. Also, ...
See globalization. * * *
See global. * * *
GlobalPositioning System
Glob·al Positioning System (glōʹbəl) n. Abbr. GPS A system of satellites, computers, and receivers that is able to determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on ...
global village n. The entire world and its inhabitants: “The global village has come to understand that no society that seeks respect can support or tolerate... savagery” ...
global warming n. An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change. * * *
/gloh"bayt/, adj. shaped like a globe. Also, globated. [1840-50; < L globatus (ptp. of globare to make into a ball). See GLOBE, -ATE1] * * *
—globelike, adj. /glohb/, n., v., globed, globing. n. 1. the planet Earth (usually prec. by the). 2. a planet or other celestial body. 3. a sphere on which is depicted a map of ...
globe amaranth
a plant, Gomphrena globosa, native to the Old World tropics, having dense heads of variously colored flowers that retain their color when cut. [1725-35; so called from the ...
Globe and Mail, The
Daily newspaper published in Toronto, the most prestigious and influential journal in Canada. It was formed in 1936 when George McCullagh bought and merged two competing papers, ...
globe artichoke
artichoke (defs. 1, 2). [1855-60; so called from the globose flower head] * * *
globe lightning.
See ball lightning. [1885-90] * * *
Globe Theatre
a theater on the south bank of the Thames in London, 1599-1613: many of Shakespeare's plays were first produced here. * * * London theatre in which the plays of William ...
globe thistle
any of various Old World, thistlelike, composite plants of the genus Echinops, having dense heads of tubular blue or white flowers. * * *
globe valve
a valve with a globular body, closed by a disk seating on an opening in an internal wall. [1870-75] * * *
globe-trotter [glōb′trät΄ər] n. a person who travels widely about the world, esp. for pleasure globe-trotting n., adj. * * *
globe amaranth n. A widely cultivated ornamental plant (Gomphrena globosa) native to the Old World tropics, having colorful scalelike perianths and numerous flowers grouped in ...
globe artichoke n. See artichoke. * * *
/glohb"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) globefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) globefishes. 1. puffer (def. 2). 2. See ocean sunfish. [1660-70; GLOBE + ...
/glohb"flow'euhr/, n. any of several plants belonging to the genus Trollius, of the buttercup family, as T. laxus, of North America, having rounded, yellowish ...
globe mallow n. Any of several herbs or shrubs of the genus Sphaeralcea, native to the arid regions of North and South America and having colorful cuplike corollas and numerous ...
globe thistle n. Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Echinops having bipinnately dissected leaves with prickly margins and dense, bluish, globose flower heads. * * *
/glohb"trot'/, v.i., globetrotted, globetrotting. to travel throughout the world, esp. regularly or frequently. [1880-85; back formation from GLOBETROTTER] * * *
/glohb"trot'euhr/, n. a person who travels regularly or frequently to countries all over the world. [1870-75; GLOBE + TROTTER] * * *
See globetrotter. * * *
/gloh bij'euh ruy"neuh, -ree'-/, n., pl. globigerinas, globigerinae /-nee/. any marine foraminifer of the genus Globigerina, having a calcareous shell, occurring either near the ...
globigerina ooze
a calcareous deposit occurring upon ocean beds and consisting mainly of the shells of dead foraminifers, esp. globigerina. [1875-80] * * *
/gloh"bin/, n. Biochem. the protein component of hemoglobin, made up of alpha and beta chains. [1875-80; < L glob(us) globe, sphere + -IN2] * * *
/gloh"boyd/, adj. 1. approximately globular. n. 2. a globoid figure or body. [1870-75; GLOBE + -OID] * * *
—globosely, adv. —globosity /gloh bos"i tee/, globoseness, n. /gloh"bohs, gloh bohs"/, adj. having the shape of a globe; globelike. [1400-50; late ME < L globosus spherical, ...
See globose. * * *
See globosely. * * *
See globosely. * * *
—globularity, globularness, n. —globularly, adv. /glob"yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. globe-shaped; spherical. 2. composed of or having globules. 3. worldwide; global. Also, ...
globular cluster
Astron. a comparatively older, spherically symmetrical, compact group of up to a million old stars, held together by mutual gravitation, that are located in the galactic halo and ...
globular cluster n. A system of stars, generally smaller in size than a galaxy, that is more or less globular in conformation. * * *
See globular. * * *
See globularly. * * *
/glob"yoohl/, n. 1. a small spherical body. 2. See Bok globule. [1655-65; < L globulus. See GLOBE, -ULE] * * *
/glob'yeuh lif"euhr euhs/, adj. containing or producing globules. [1790-1800; GLOBULE + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
/glob"yeuh lin/, n. Biochem. 1. any of a group of proteins, as myosin, occurring in plant and animal tissue, insoluble in pure water but soluble in dilute salt solutions and ...
globus hystericus
/gloh"beuhs hi ster"i keuhs/, Psychiatry. the sensation of having a lump in the throat or difficulty in swallowing for which no medical cause can be found. [1790-95; < NL: lump ...
—glochidiate /gloh kid"ee it, -ayt'/, adj. /gloh"kid/, n. a short hair, bristle, or spine having a barbed tip. Also, glochis /gloh"kis/. [1880-90; < Gk glochid-, s. of glochís ...
See glochidium. * * *
—glochidial, adj. /gloh kid"ee euhm/, n., pl. glochidia /-kid"ee euh/. 1. glochid. 2. the larva of a freshwater mussel of the family Unionidae that lives as a temporary ...
/glok"euhn speel', -shpeel'/, n. a musical instrument composed of a set of graduated steel bars mounted in a frame and struck with hammers, used esp. in bands. [1815-25; < G, ...
▪ alga genus       genus in the order Chroococcales, phylum Cyanophyta (blue-green algae), with either single or clustered cells enclosed in concentric layers of ...
/glug, gloog/; Sw. /glueg/, n. a hot wine punch containing brandy or aquavit and traditionally flavored with almonds, raisins, cloves, and cinnamon. Also, glogg. [ < Sw, ...
/glom/, v., glommed, glomming, n. Slang. v.t. 1. to steal. 2. to catch or grab. 3. to look at. v.i. 4. glom onto, to take hold or possession of: He wanted to glom onto some of ...
Glomar Challenger
▪ ship       oceanographic drilling and coring vessel, active from 1968 to 1983. The exploratory ship of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (later the Ocean Drilling Project; ...
glom·er·a (glŏmʹər-ə) n. Plural of glomus. * * *
/glom"euhr it, -euh rayt'/, adj. compactly clustered. [1785-95; < L glomeratus wound or formed into a ball (ptp. of glomerare), equiv. to glomer- (s. of glomus) ball-shaped mass ...
/glom'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. a glomerate condition; conglomeration. 2. a glomerate mass. [1620-30; GLOMERATE + -ION] * * *
glomerulate [glō mer′yo͞o lit, glō mer′yo͞olāt΄] adj. 〚
/glom"euh roohl'/, n. Bot. a cyme condensed into a headlike cluster. [1785-95; < NL glomerulus GLOMERULUS] * * *
/gloh mer'yeuh luy"tis, gleuh-/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney. [1880-85; GLOMERUL(US) + -ITIS] * * *
/gloh mer'yeuh loh neuh fruy"tis, gleuh-/, n. Pathol. a kidney disease affecting the capillaries of the glomeruli, characterized by albuminuria, edema, and ...
—glomerular, adj. /gloh mer"yeuh leuhs, gleuh-/, n., pl. glomeruli /-luy'/. Anat. 1. a compact cluster of capillaries. 2. Also called Malpighian tuft. a tuft of convoluted ...
/glawm"mah/, n. a river in E Norway, flowing S into the Skagerrak. 375 mi. (605 km) long. * * * ▪ river, Norway also spelled  Glåma,         river, eastern Norway. ...
Glomma River
formerly Glåma River River, eastern Norway. The longest river in Scandinavia, it rises in a series of small streams near the Swedish-Norwegian border. It flows south, then ...
/gloh"meuhs/, n., pl. glomera /glom"euhr euh/, glomi /gloh"muy/. Anat. a small globular body. [1830-40; < NL, L: ball-shaped mass] * * *
glonoin [glän′ō in] n. 〚 GL( + O( + N( + -IN1〛 NITROGLYCERIN * * *
—gloomful, adj. —gloomfully, adv. —gloomless, adj. /gloohm/, n. 1. total or partial darkness; dimness. 2. a state of melancholy or depression; low spirits. 3. a despondent ...
gloom and doom
—gloom-and-doom, adj. —gloom-and-doomer, n. an account or prediction of adversity, esp. in economic or business affairs; bad news: a trade journal full of gloom and doom ...
See gloom and doom. * * *
gloomand doom
gloom and doom n. A deeply pessimistic outlook or feeling.   gloomʹ-and-doomʹ (glo͞omʹənd-do͞omʹ) adj. * * *
See gloomy. * * *
See gloomily. * * *
/gloohmz/, n.pl. the blues; melancholy (usually prec. by the). [1735-45; see GLOOM, -S3] * * *
—gloomily, adv. —gloominess, n. /glooh"mee/, adj., gloomier, gloomiest. 1. dark or dim; deeply shaded: gloomy skies. 2. causing gloom; dismal or depressing: a gloomy ...
/glop/, n. Informal. 1. unappetizing food, esp. of a semiliquid consistency. 2. any messy substance, esp. of a semiliquid consistency. 3. sentimentality; mawkishness. [1940-45; ...
/glop"ee/, adj., gloppier, gloppiest. marked by or full of glop. [GLOP + -Y1] * * *
/glawr"ee euh, glohr"-/, n. 1. Liturgy. a. See Gloria in Excelsis Deo. b. See Gloria Patri. c. the response Gloria tibi, Domine, "Glory be to Thee, O Lord." 2. (l.c.) a ...
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
/glawr"ee euh in ek sel"sis day"oh, glohr"-/ the hymn beginning, in Latin, Gloria in Excelsis Deo, "Glory in the highest to God," and in the English version, "Glory be to God on ...
Gloria Patri
/glawr"ee euh pah"tree, glohr"-/ the short hymn "Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world ...
Gloria Steinem
➡ Steinem * * *
Gloria Swanson
➡ Swanson (II) * * *
Gloria Vanderbilt
➡ Vanderbilt (II) * * *
/glawr'euh fi kay"sheuhn, glohr'-/, n. 1. a glorified or more splendid form of something. 2. the act of glorifying. 3. the state of being glorified. 4. exaltation to the glory of ...
See glorification. * * *
—glorifiable, adj. —glorifier, n. /glawr"euh fuy', glohr"-/, v.t., glorified, glorifying. 1. to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, etc., than would ...
/glawr"ee ohl', glohr"-/, n. a halo, nimbus, or aureole. [1805-15; < L gloriola, equiv. to glori(a) GLORY + -ola -OLE1] * * *
▪ plant genus       genus of tuberous-rooted plants of the family Colchicaceae, native to tropical Africa and Asia. There are about six species, from about 1 to 2.4 m (3 ...
gloriosa lily
/glawr'ee oh"seuh, glohr'-/ a climbing lily of the genus Gloriosa, native to Africa and Asia, having showy red and yellow flowers. Also called climbing lily. [ < NL Gloriosa ...
Glorioso Islands
Glorioso Islands Introduction Glorioso Islands - Background: A French possession since 1892, the Glorioso Islands are composed of two lushly ...
—gloriously, adv. —gloriousness, n. /glawr"ee euhs, glohr"-/, adj. 1. delightful; wonderful; completely enjoyable: to have a glorious time at the circus. 2. conferring glory: ...
Glorious Revolution
➡ Bloodless Revolution. * * * or Bloodless Revolution or Revolution of 1688 In English history, the events of 1688–89 that resulted in the deposition of James II and the ...
Glorious Revolution.
See English Revolution. * * *
Glorious Twelfth
1. 12 August, the first day of the season for shooting grouse (= a fat bird which is shot for sport and food) in Britain. Grouse shooting, especially on the Scottish moors, is ...
See glorious. * * *
See gloriously. * * *
—gloryingly, adv. /glawr"ee, glohr"ee/, n., pl. glories, adj., v., gloried, glorying, interj. n. 1. very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: ...
glory bush.
See princess flower. * * *
glory hole
1. Naut. a. the quarters on a ship that are occupied by the stewards or stokers. b. lazaretto (def. 3). c. any locker or enclosed space for loose gear. 2. Glassmaking. an ...
▪ plant       the genus Clerodendrum (Clerodendron), consisting of about 400 herbs, vines, shrubs, and trees of the tropics, many of which are grown as garden plants. It ...
/glawr"ee euhv dheuh snoh", -snoh', glohr"-/, n., pl. glory-of-the-snows. any of several plants belonging to the genus Chionodoxa, of the lily family, native to the Old World, ...
/glawr"ee euhv dheuh sun", -sun', glohr"-/, n., pl. glory-of-the-suns. a bulbous, Chilean plant, Leucocoryne ixioides, of the amaryllis family, having fragrant, white or blue ...
/glawr"ee pee', glohr"-/, n. either of two trailing plants, Clianthus formosus or C. puniceus, of Australia and New Zealand, having showy red flowers. [1840-50] * * *
gloss1 —glossless, adj. /glos, glaws/, n. 1. a superficial luster or shine; glaze: the gloss of satin. 2. a false or deceptively good appearance. 3. Also, glosser. a cosmetic ...
var. of glosso- before a vowel: glossectomy. * * *
glossary. * * *
/glos"euh, glaw"seuh/, n., pl. glossae /glos"ee, glaw"see/, glossas. 1. Anat. the tongue. 2. Entomol. one of a pair of median, sometimes fused lobes of the labium of an ...
/glaw"seuh/, n. Cape, a promontory in SW Albania. * * *
/glos"euhl, glaw"seuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to the tongue. [1855-60; GLOSS(A) + -AL1] * * *
See glossary. * * *
See glossarial. * * *
—glossarial /glo sair"ee euhl, glaw-/, adj. —glossarially, adv. —glossarist, n. /glos"euh ree, glaw"seuh-/, n., pl. glossaries. 1. a list of terms in a special subject, ...
—glossatorial /glos'euh tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-, glaw"seuh-/, adj. /glo say"teuhr, glaw-/, n. 1. a person who writes glosses; glossarist. 2. one of the medieval interpreters of ...
—glossematic, adj. /glos'euh mat"iks, glaw'seuh-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Ling. a school of linguistic analysis developed by Louis Hjelmslev (1899-1965) in Copenhagen in the ...
—glossemic, adj. /glos"eem, glaw"seem/, n. Ling. (in glossematics) an irreducible, invariant form, as a morpheme or tagmeme, that functions as the smallest meaningful unit of ...
/glos"euhr, glaw"seuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that puts a gloss or shine on something. 2. gloss1 (def. 3). [1820-30; GLOSS1 + -ER1] * * *
See glossy. * * *
/glo suy"neuh, -see"-, glaw-/, n. See tsetse fly. [1885-90; < NL: genus name, so called from its long proboscis; see GLOSS-, -INA] * * *
See glossily. * * *
See glossitis. * * *
—glossitic /glo sit"ik, glaw-/, adj. /glo suy"tis, glaw-/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the tongue. [1815-25; GLOSS- + -ITIS] * * * ▪ pathology       inflammation of ...
/glos"mee'teuhr, glaws"-/, n. an instrument for measuring the reflectivity of a surface. Also called glossimeter /glo sim"i teuhr, glaw-/. [GLOSS1 + -METER] * * *
a combining form meaning "tongue, word, speech," used in the formation of compound words: glossology. Also, glotto-. Also, esp. before a vowel, gloss-. [ < Gk (Ionic), comb. form ...
—glossographical /glos'euh graf"i keuhl, glaw'seuh-/, adj. —glossography, n. /glo sog"reuh feuhr, glaw-/, n. a glossator. [1600-10; < Gk glossográph(os) + -ER1. See GLOSSO-, ...
glos·sog·ra·phy (glô-sŏgʹrə-fē, glŏ-) n. The compilation of glosses or glossaries.   glos·sogʹra·pher n. * * *
—glossolalist /glo sol"euh list, glaw-/, n. /glos'euh lay"lee euh, glaw'seuh-/, n. incomprehensible speech in an imaginary language, sometimes occurring in a trance state, an ...
—glossological /glos'euh loj"i keuhl, glaw'seuh-/, adj. —glossologist, n. /glo sol"euh jee, glaw-/, n. Archaic. linguistics. [1710-20; GLOSSO- + -LOGY] * * *
Glossop, Peter
▪ 2009       British opera singer born July 6, 1928, Wadsley, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Eng. died Sept. 7, 2008, Rousdon, Devon, Eng. was a powerful onstage presence with ...
/glos'oh feuh rin"jee euhl, -jeuhl, -far'in jee"euhl, glaw'soh-/, Anat. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the tongue and pharynx. n. 2. See glossopharyngeal nerve. [1815-25; GLOSSO- + ...
glossopharyngeal nerve
Anat. either of the ninth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of motor fibers that innervate the muscles of the pharynx, the soft palate, and the parotid glands, and of sensory ...
glos·so·pha·ryn·ge·al nerve (glô'sō-fə-rĭnʹjē-əl, -jəl, -făr'ən-jēʹəl, glŏs'ō-) n. Either of the ninth pair of cranial nerves that contain both sensory and ...
▪ fossil plant genus       genus of fossilized woody plants (plant) known from rocks that have been dated to the Permian (Permian Period) and Triassic periods (Triassic ...
—glossily, adv. —glossiness, n. /glos"ee, glaw"see/, adj., glossier, glossiest, n., pl. glossies. adj. 1. having a shiny or lustrous surface. 2. having a false or deceptive ...
glossy snake
a nocturnal burrowing snake, Arizona elegans, of the western U.S. and northern Mexico, having smooth, glistening scales of tan with brown blotches. * * *
/glot"l/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the glottis. 2. Phonet. articulated at the glottis. n. 3. See glottal stop. [1840-50; GLOTT(IS) + -AL1] * * *
glottal stop
Phonet. 1. a plosive consonant whose occlusion and release are accomplished chiefly at the glottis, as in the Scottish articulation of the t-sound of little, bottle, etc. 2. a ...
glottalic airstream
/glo tal"ik/, Phonet. a current of air in the pharynx produced by the action of the glottis. [GLOTTAL + -IC] * * *
—glottalization, n. /glot"l uyz'/, v.t., glottalized, glottalizing. Phonet. to pronounce with glottal coarticulation. Also, esp. Brit., glottalise. [1945-50; GLOTTAL + -IZE] * ...
/glot"l uyzd'/, adj. Phonet. pronounced with glottal coarticulation. [1915-20; GLOTTALIZE + -ED2] * * *
glottal stop n. A speech sound produced by a momentary complete closure of the glottis, followed by an explosive release. * * *
/glot"ik/, adj. pertaining to the glottis; glottal. [1795-1805; < Gk glottikós. See GLOTTIS, -IC] * * *
—glottidean /glo tid"ee euhn, glaw-/, adj. /glot"is/, n., pl. glottises, glottides /glot"i deez'/. Anat. the opening at the upper part of the larynx, between the vocal ...
var. of glosso-: glottology. [ < Gk (Attic) glotto-, comb. form of glôtta; see GLOTTIS] * * *
/glot'oh kreuh nol"euh jee, glot'euh-/, n. Ling. the branch of lexicostatistics that studies the rate of replacement of vocabulary and attempts to determine what percentage of ...
—glottogonic /glot'oh gon"ik/, adj. /glo tog"euh nee/, n. Ling. the study of the putative origin of language. [GLOTTO- + -GONY] * * *
—glottologic /glot'l oj"ik/, glottological, adj. —glottologist, n. /glo tol"euh jee/, n. Obs. linguistics. [1835-45; GLOTTO- + -LOGY] * * *
/glos"teuhr, glaw"steuhr/, n. 1. Duke of. See Humphrey. 2. a seaport in W Gloucestershire in SW England, on the Severn River. 90,700. 3. a seaport in NE Massachusetts. 27,768. 4. ...
Gloucester City
a city in W New Jersey, on the Delaware River. 13,121. * * *
Gloucester, Gilbert de Clare, 8th Earl of, 9th Earl Of Clare
▪ Welsh noble also called  The Red Earl   born Sept. 2, 1243, Christchurch, Hampshire, Eng. died Dec. 7, 1295, Monmouth, Wales       Welsh nobleman whose belated ...
Gloucester, Henry Stuart, Duke of
▪ English noble byname  Henry of Oatlands   born July 8, 1639, Oatlands, Surrey, Eng. died Sept. 13, 1660, London       Protestant brother of Charles II of ...
Gloucester, Humphrey Plantagenet, Duke of
▪ English noble born 1391 died Feb. 23, 1447, London, Eng.  English nobleman who was the first notable patron of England's humanists. He became known as the “good Duke ...
Gloucester, Richard de Clare, 7th Earl of, 8th Earl Of Clare, 6th Earl Of Hertford
▪ English noble born Aug. 4, 1222 died July 15, 1262, Eschemerfield, near Canterbury, Kent, Eng.       the most powerful English noble of his time. He held estates in ...
Gloucester, Robert, Earl of
▪ English noble born c. 1090 died Oct. 31, 1147       chief supporter of the royal claimant Matilda during her war with King Stephen of England (reigned ...
Gloucester, Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of
▪ English noble born Jan. 7, 1355, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Eng. died probably September 1397       powerful opponent of King Richard II of England (ruled ...
/glos"teuhr shear', -sheuhr, glaw"steuhr-/, n. a county in SW England. 487,600; 1255 sq. mi. (2640 sq. km). Co. seat: Gloucester. Also called Gloucester. * * * Administrative ...
/glooht, glowt/, v.i. Archaic. to scowl or frown. [1400-50; late ME, of uncert. orig.] * * *
—gloveless, adj. —glovelike, adj. /gluv/, n., v., gloved, gloving. n. 1. a covering for the hand made with a separate sheath for each finger and for the thumb. 2. See boxing ...
glove box
1. See glove compartment. 2. an enclosed compartment with openings to which long gloves are attached, enabling someone outside the compartment to reach inside and handle its ...
glove compartment
a compartment in the dashboard of an automobile for storing small items. Also called glove box. [1935-40] * * *
glove leather
a soft, smooth, pliable, stretchable leather. * * *
glove silk
a warp knit fabric made of silk or nylon, used in the manufacture of gloves and undergarments. * * *
glove box also glove·box (glŭvʹbŏks') n. 1. See glove compartment. 2. An enclosed workspace equipped with gloved openings that allow manipulation in the interior, designed to ...
glove compartment n. A small storage container in the dashboard of an automobile. Also called glove box. * * *
/gluv"man'/, n., pl. glovemen. Baseball, Cricket. fielder. [GLOVE + MAN1] * * *
/gluv"euhr/, n. a person who makes or sells gloves. [1350-1400; ME; see GLOVE, -ER2] * * *
/gluv"euhr/, n. John, 1732-97, American general. * * *
Glover, Savion
▪ 1997       A pair of size 12 1/2 EE feet—and the young man attached to them—made a big noise on Broadway in 1996, in Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Savion ...
/gluv"euhrz vil'/, n. a city in E New York. 17,836. * * * ▪ New York, United States       city, Fulton county, east-central New York, U.S. It is adjacent to ...
➡ hockey * * *
/gloh/, n. 1. a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity; incandescence. 2. brightness of color. 3. a sensation or state of bodily heat. 4. a warm, ruddy ...
glow discharge
Physics. the conduction of electricity in a low-pressure gas, producing a diffuse glow. [1835-45] * * *
glow lamp
Electronics. a vacuum tube containing a gas that is ionized by the electrons, giving a visible glow. [1880-85] * * *
glow plug
—glow-plug, adj. Auto., Mach. a device for each cylinder of a diesel engine with a heating element to heat the incoming fuel and air so that combustion will take place more ...
—gloweringly, adv. /glow"euhr/, v.i. 1. to look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger. n. 2. a look of sullen dislike, discontent, or anger. [1350-1400; ME (Scots) ...
See glower. * * *
/gloh"fluy'/, n., pl. glowflies. firefly. [1780-90; GLOW + FLY2] * * *
—glowingly, adv. /gloh"ing/, adj. 1. incandescent. 2. rich and warm in coloring: glowing colors. 3. showing the radiance of health, excitement, etc.: glowing cheeks. 4. warmly ...
glow plug n. A small electric heating element in an internal-combustion engine that facilitates starting by preheating the air in a cylinder and is used especially in diesel ...
/gloh"werrm'/, n. 1. the wingless female or larva of the European beetle, Lampyris noctiluca, which emits a sustained greenish light. 2. any of various other beetle larvae or ...
/glok sin"ee euh/, n. 1. any of several horticultural varieties of a plant belonging to the genus Sinningia, of the gesneria family, esp. S. speciosa, having large white, red, or ...
—glozingly, adv. /glohz/, v., glozed, glozing, n. v.t. 1. to explain away; extenuate; gloss over (usually fol. by over). v.i. 2. Archaic. to make glosses; comment. n. 3. ...
Biochem. glutamic acid. * * *
/glub/, n. Sir John Bagot /bag"euht/, ("Glubb Pasha"), 1897-1986, British army officer: commander of the Arab Legion in Jordan 1939-56. * * *

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