|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|
|2.||[ noun ] an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text|
|3.||[ verb ] gloss or excuse|
"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|
"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|