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Gloss

Pronunciation: glǒs
n.1.Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; polish; as, the gloss of silk; cloth is calendered to give it a gloss.
2.A specious appearance; superficial quality or show.
v. t.1.To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth.
[imp. & p. p. Glossed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glossing.]
The glossed and gleamy wave.
- J. R. Drake.
n.1.
1.A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation.
2.An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal; an explanatory note or comment; a running commentary.
3.A false or specious explanation.
v. t.1.To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate.
2.To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation.
You have the art to gloss the foulest cause.
- Philips.
v. i.1.To make comments; to comment; to explain.
2.To make sly remarks, or insinuations.
Noun1.gloss - an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
Synonyms: rubric
2.gloss - an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
Synonyms: glossary
3.Glossgloss - the property of being smooth and shiny
4.gloss - an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"
Synonyms: semblance, color, colour
Verb1.gloss - give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
2.gloss - provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written"
Synonyms: annotate, comment
3.gloss - provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
4.gloss - gloss or excuse; "color a lie"
Synonyms: colour, color

GLOSS. Interpretation, comment, explanation, or remark, intended to illustrate the text of an author.

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