1. To exult with joy; to rejoice.
Glory ye in his holy name.Ps. cv.
2. To boast; to be proud.
God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.Gal. vi. 14
No one . . . should glory in his prosperity.Richardson.
(Glose) n. & v. See Gloze. Chaucer.
(Glos"er) n. See Glosser.
(Gloss) n. [Cf. Icel. glossi a blaze, glys finery, MHG. glosen to glow, G. glosten to glimmer; perh.
akin to E. glass.]
1. 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.
It is no part . . . to set on the face of this cause any fairer gloss than the naked truth doth afford.Hooker.
2. A specious appearance; superficial quality or show.
To me more dear, congenial to my heart,Goldsmith.
One native charm than all the gloss of art.
(Gloss), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glossed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glossing.] To give a superficial luster
or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth.
The glossed and gleamy wave.J. R. Drake.
(Gloss), n. [OE. glose, F. glose, L. glossa a difficult word needing explanation, fr. Gr. tongue,
language, word needing explanation. Cf. Gloze, Glossary, Glottis.]
1. A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation. [Obs.]
2. An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal; an explanatory note or
comment; a running commentary.
All this, without a gloss or comment,Hudibras.
He would unriddle in a moment.
Explaining the text in short glosses.T. Baker.
3. A false or specious explanation. Dryden.
(Gloss) v. t.
1. To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate.
2. To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation.
You have the art to gloss the foulest cause.Philips.
(Gloss) v. i.
1. To make comments; to comment; to explain. Dryden.
2. To make sly remarks, or insinuations. Prior.