(Glair), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glaired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glairing.] To smear with the white of an
(Glaire) n. See Glair.
(Glair"e*ous) a. Glairy; covered with glair.
(Glair"in) n. A glairy viscous substance, which forms on the surface of certain mineral waters, or
covers the sides of their inclosures; called also baregin.
(Glair"y) a. Like glair, or partaking of its qualities; covered with glair; viscous and transparent; slimy.
(Glaive) n. [F. glaive, L. gladius; prob. akin to E. claymore. Cf. Gladiator.]
1. A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on
the outside curve; also, a light lance with a long sharp- pointed head. Wilhelm.
2. A sword; used poetically and loosely.
The glaive which he did wield.Spenser.
(||Gla"ma) n. [NL.; cf. Gr. L. gramiae, Gr. blear-eyed.] (Med.) A copious gummy secretion of
the humor of the eyelids, in consequence of some disorder; blearedness; lippitude.
(Gla"mour) n. [Scot. glamour, glamer; cf. Icel. glámeggdr one who is troubled with the glaucoma
; or Icel. glam-syni weakness of sight, glamour; glamr name of the moon, also of a ghost + syni sight,
akin to E. see. Perh., however, a corruption of E. gramarye.]
1. A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.
2. Witchcraft; magic; a spell. Tennyson.
3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are.
The air filled with a strange, pale glamour that seemed to lie over the broad valley.W. Black.
4. Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified
5. A quality of a person which allures and fascinates, usually by good looks and a charming manner;
of people; as, the glamour of John F. Kennedy..
6. An attractive quality which provides excitement, adventure, the thrill of unusual activity, or the potential
to become famous; of activities; as, the glamour of movie stardom.
Glamour gift, Glamour might, the gift or power of producing a glamour. The former is used figuratively,
of the gift of fascination peculiar to women.
It had much of glamour mightSir W. Scott.
To make a lady seem a knight.
(Glam"ou*rie) n. Glamour. [Scot.]
(Glance) n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness,
glimpse. Cf. Gleen, Glint, Glitter, and Glance a mineral.]