Definition of Gloze

1. v. i. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly.



2. v. t. To smooth over; to palliate.

3. n. Flattery; adulation; smooth speech.

Definition of Gloze

1. Noun. A comment in the margin. ¹

2. Noun. Flattery. ¹

3. Noun. False appearance. ¹

4. Noun. A specious show, a deceit. ¹

5. Verb. To extenuate, explain away, gloss over. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gloze

1. to explain away [v GLOZED, GLOZING, GLOZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gloze

glowing
glowingly
glowings
glowlamp
glowlamps
glowplug
glowplugs
glows
glowstick
glowsticks
glowworms
glowy
gloxinia
gloxinias
gloze (current term)
glozed
glozer
glozers
glozes
glozing
glozings
gluable
glub
glubs
glucaemia
glucagon
glucagonoma
glucagonoma syndrome
glucagons

Literary usage of Gloze

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"Der. eft-glottis. gloze, to interpret, flatter. ... gloze ; see Gloss (2). Glue. (F. - L.) Ofglu. ..."

2. Euripides the rationalist: a study in the history of art and religion by Arthur Woollgar Verrall (1895)
"No man of sensibility, who had acted as he has done, could fail to be aware that, however he might gloze or bluster, to all impartial eyes he must make a ..."

3. A Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1902)
"4. 88: see second favour. glow, to make to glow: To glow the delicate cheeks, Ant. ii. 2. 209. gloze, to expound, to comment: the French unjustly gloze, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"E. also gloser; < ME. gloser; < gloze + -erl.] 1. A glosser or glossator ; an explainer. It is necessary that I be the declarer or ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"To gloze, (gloze) un To flatter; to wheedle ; to comment. This should be £/OSS. To gloze, (gloze) ». a. To palliate by specious exposition. ..."

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