5 letter word starting with gla

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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.