5 letter word starting with gl

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glade noun An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest., An everglade., An opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen; also, smooth ice.
glair adjective The white of egg. It is used as a size or a glaze in bookbinding, for pastry, etc., Any viscous, transparent substance, resembling the white of an egg., A broadsword fixed on a pike; a kind of halberd., To smear with the white of an egg.
glama noun A copious gummy secretion of the humor of the eyelids, in consequence of some disorder; blearedness; lippitude.
gland noun An organ for secreting something to be used in, or eliminated from, the body; as, the sebaceous glands of the skin; the salivary glands of the mouth., An organ or part which resembles a secreting, or true, gland, as the ductless, lymphatic, pineal, and pituitary glands, the functions of which are very imperfectly known., A special organ of plants, usually minute and globular, which often secretes some kind of resinous, gummy, or aromatic product., Any very small prominence., The movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed; — sometimes called a follower. See Illust. of Stuffing box, under Stuffing., The crosspiece of a bayonet clutch.
glans noun The vascular body which forms the apex of the penis, and the extremity of the clitoris., The acorn or mast of the oak and similar fruits., Goiter., A pessary.
glare verb i. To shine with a bright, dazzling light., To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely., To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay., To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light., A bright, dazzling light; splendor that dazzles the eyes; a confusing and bewildering light., A fierce, piercing look or stare., A viscous, transparent substance. See Glair., A smooth, bright, glassy surface; as, a glare of ice., Smooth and bright or translucent; — used almost exclusively of ice; as, skating on glare ice.
glary adjective Of a dazzling luster; glaring; bright; shining; smooth.
glass verb t. A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament., Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion., Anything made of glass., A looking-glass; a mirror., A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand., A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner., An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; — in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses., A weatherglass; a barometer., To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; — used reflexively., To case in glass., To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze., To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
glaum verb i. To grope with the hands, as in the dark.
glave noun See Glaive.
glase verb t. To furnish (a window, a house, a sash, a ease, etc.) with glass., To incrust, cover, or overlay with a thin surface, consisting of, or resembling, glass; as, to glaze earthenware; hence, to render smooth, glasslike, or glossy; as, to glaze paper, gunpowder, and the like., To apply thinly a transparent or semitransparent color to (another color), to modify the effect.
glaze verb i. To become glazed of glassy., The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See Glaze, v. t., 3., Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes., A glazing oven. See Glost oven.
glazy adjective Having a glazed appearance; — said of the fractured surface of some kinds of pin iron.
glead noun A live coal. See Gleed.
gleam verb i. To disgorge filth, as a hawk., A shoot of light; a small stream of light; a beam; a ray; a glimpse., Brightness; splendor., To shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east., To shine; to cast light; to glitter., To shoot out (flashes of light, etc.).
glean verb t. To gather after a reaper; to collect in scattered or fragmentary parcels, as the grain left by a reaper, or grapes left after the gathering., To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left., To collect with patient and minute labor; to pick out; to obtain., To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers., To pick up or gather anything by degrees., A collection made by gleaning., Cleaning; afterbirth.
glebe noun A lump; a clod., Turf; soil; ground; sod., The land belonging, or yielding revenue, to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.
gleby adjective Pertaining to the glebe; turfy; cloddy; fertile; fruitful.
glede verb i. The common European kite (Milvus ictinus). This name is also sometimes applied to the buzzard., A live coal.
gleed verb i. A live or glowing coal; a glede.
gleek noun A jest or scoff; a trick or deception., An enticing look or glance., To make sport; to gibe; to sneer; to spend time idly., A game at cards, once popular, played by three persons., Three of the same cards held in the same hand; — hence, three of anything.
gleen verb i. To glisten; to gleam.
gleet noun A transparent mucous discharge from the membrane of the urethra, commonly an effect of gonorrhea., To flow in a thin, limpid humor; to ooze, as gleet., To flow slowly, as water.
glent noun & verb See Glint.
glide noun The glede or kite., To move gently and smoothly; to pass along without noise, violence, or apparent effort; to pass rapidly and easily, or with a smooth, silent motion, as a river in its channel, a bird in the air, a skater over ice., To pass with a glide, as the voice., The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction., A transitional sound in speech which is produced by the changing of the mouth organs from one definite position to another, and with gradual change in the most frequent cases; as in passing from the begining to the end of a regular diphthong, or from vowel to consonant or consonant to vowel in a syllable, or from one component to the other of a double or diphthongal consonant (see Guide to Pronunciation, // 19, 161, 162). Also (by Bell and others), the vanish (or brief final element) or the brief initial element, in a class of diphthongal vowels, or the brief final or initial part of some consonants (see Guide to Pronunciation, // 18, 97, 191).
gliff noun A transient glance; an unexpected view of something that startles one; a sudden fear., A moment: as, for a gliff.
glike noun A sneer; a flout.
glint noun A glimpse, glance, or gleam., To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter., To glance; to turn; as, to glint the eye.
glist noun Glimmer; mica.
gloam verb i. To begin to grow dark; to grow dusky., To be sullen or morose., The twilight; gloaming.
gloar verb i. To squint; to stare.
gloat verb i. To look steadfastly; to gaze earnestly; — usually in a bad sense, to gaze with malignant satisfaction, passionate desire, lust, or avarice.
globe noun A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere., Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp., The earth; the terraqueous ball; — usually preceded by the definite article., A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; — called also artificial globe., A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a circle; — a military formation used by the Romans, answering to the modern infantry square., To gather or form into a globe.
globy adjective Resembling, or pertaining to, a globe; round; orbicular.
glode imp. of Glide.
glome verb i. To gloom; to look gloomy, morose, or sullen., Gloom., One of the two prominences at the posterior extremity of the frog of the horse’s foot.
gloom noun Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight., A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove., Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness., In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven., To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer., To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight., To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken., To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
glore verb i. To glare; to glower.
glory noun Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown., That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise; excellency; brilliancy; splendor., Pride; boastfulness; arrogance., The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven., An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line., To exult with joy; to rejoice., To boast; to be proud.
glose noun & verb See Gloze.
gloss noun 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., A specious appearance; superficial quality or show., To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth., A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation., An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal; an explanatory note or comment; a running commentary., A false or specious explanation., To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate., To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation., To make comments; to comment; to explain., To make sly remarks, or insinuations.
glout verb i. To pout; to look sullen., To view attentively; to gloat on; to stare at.
glove noun A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten., A boxing glove., To cover with, or as with, a glove.
gloze verb i. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly., To give a specious or false meaning; to ministerpret., To smooth over; to palliate., Flattery; adulation; smooth speech., Specious show; gloss.
glued imp. & past participle of Glue
gluer noun One who cements with glue.
gluey adjective Viscous; glutinous; of the nature of, or like, glue.
glume noun The bracteal covering of the flowers or seeds of grain and grasses; esp., an outer husk or bract of a spikelt.
glump verb i. To manifest sullenness; to sulk.
glyph noun A sunken channel or groove, usually vertical. See Triglyph.