Definition of gloss

  1. gloss Noun A surface shine or luster/lustre
  2. gloss Noun A superficially or deceptively attractive appearance
  3. gloss Verb To give a gloss or sheen to.
  4. gloss Verb To make (something) attractive by deception
  5. gloss Verb To become shiny.
  6. gloss Noun A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or complex expression, usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text.
  7. gloss Noun A glossary; a collection of such notes.
  8. gloss Noun An extensive commentary on some text.
  9. gloss Noun A deliberately misleading explanation.
  10. gloss Noun A brief explanation in speech or in a written work, including a synonym used with the intent of indicating the meaning of the word to which it is applied
  11. gloss Noun An interpretation by a court of specific point within a statute or case law
  12. gloss Verb To add a gloss to (a text).
  13. gloss Verb To give a deliberately false interpretation of.
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