1. [ noun ] (linguistics,writing) 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
Related terms: wordbook
2. [ noun ] an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
Synonyms: rubric
Related terms: explanation
3. [ verb ] gloss or excuse
Synonyms: colour color

"color a lie"

Related terms: apologize semblance
4. [ verb ] (linguistics) provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
Related terms: translate glossary
5. [ verb ] provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases
Synonyms: annotate comment

"He annotated on what his teacher had written"

Related terms: interpret note
6. [ verb ] improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
Synonyms: refine burnish fine-tune down polish

"refine one's style of writing"

Related terms: better decorate educate over-refine gloss_over whitewash polish rub
7. [ noun ] outward or token appearance or form
Synonyms: color semblance colour

"he tried to give his actions a semblance of authenticity" "the situation soon took on a different color"

Related terms: appearance disguise guise verisimilitude simulacrum color_of_law face_value color
8. [ verb ] give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
Related terms: polish whitewash rub
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16926
10. [ noun ] the property of being smooth and shiny
Synonyms: polish burnish glossiness
Related terms: smoothness radiance glaze french_polish polish
Similar spelling:   glossy