What is glass?

  • (noun): The quantity a glass will hold.
    Synonyms: glassful
    See also — Additional definitions below


Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material. Glasses are typically brittle and optically transparent.

Read more about Glass.

Some articles on glass:

Kosta Glasbruk
... Early production consisted of window glass, chandeliers and drinking glasses ... at the forefront of new trends and technical developments, producing pressed glass, and in the 1880s setting up a new glass-cutting workshop ... its reputation as one of the leading Swedish manufacturers with a range of fine art glass and tableware by distinguished designers such as Vicke Lindstrand, artistic ...
Mercury-Redstone 4 - Liberty Bell 7 - Window
... The Corning Glass Works of Corning, New York, designed and developed the multilayered panes that made up the new window ... The outer pane was 0.35 in (8.9 mm) thick Vycor glass ... The inner pane was made up of three inner glass panels bonded to make a single inner pane ...
Frosted Glass
... Frosted glass is produced by the sandblasting or acid etching of clear sheet glass ... It has the effect of rendering the glass translucent by scattering of light during transmission, thus blurring images while still transmitting light ... Decorative patterns may be imposed upon otherwise plain glass by using wax or other resist to retain transparent areas ...
Glass Art - Museums
... in general museums, modern works of art in glass can be seen in a variety of museums, including the Chrysler Museum, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of ... detailed models of flowers made of painted glass ... The Blaschka Glass Flowers are still an inspiration to glassblowers today ...
Sodium Carbonate - Uses
... The manufacture of glass is one of the most important uses of sodium carbonate ... with silica and calcium carbonate and heated to high temperatures, then cooled rapidly, glass is produced ... This type of glass is known as soda lime glass ...

More definitions of "glass":

  • (verb): Furnish with glass.
    Example: "Glass the windows"
    Synonyms: glaze
  • (noun): Glassware collectively.
    Example: "She collected old glass"
  • (verb): Put in a glass container.
  • (noun): A brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure.
  • (noun): A mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror.
    Synonyms: looking glass
  • (noun): A glass container for holding liquids while drinking.
    Synonyms: drinking glass
  • (verb): Enclose with glass.
    Example: "Glass in a porch"
    Synonyms: glass in
  • (verb): Scan (game in the forest) with binoculars.

Famous quotes containing the word glass:

    Sunshine of late afternoon—
    On the glass tray

    a glass pitcher, the tumbler
    turned down, by which

    a key is lying—And the
    immaculate white bed
    William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

    Thou didst create the night, but I made the lamp.
    Thou didst create clay, but I made the cup.
    Thou didst create the deserts, mountains and forests,
    I produced the orchards, gardens and groves.
    It is I who made the glass out of stone,
    And it is I who turn a poison into an antidote.
    Muhammad, Sir Iqbal (1873–1938)

    In the woods in a winter afternoon one will see as readily the origin of the stained glass window, with which Gothic cathedrals are adorned, in the colors of the western sky seen through the bare and crossing branches of the forest.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)