Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gloss

4 senses of gloss

Sense 1
gloss, rubric -- (an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text)
       => explanation, account -- (a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account")

Sense 2
glossary, gloss -- (an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field)
       => wordbook -- (a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings))

Sense 3
polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish -- (the property of being smooth and shiny)
       => radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency -- (the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light)
       => smoothness -- (a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch; "admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs"; "some artists prefer the smoothness of a board")

Sense 4
semblance, gloss, color, colour -- (an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color")
       => appearance, visual aspect -- (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gloss

4 senses of gloss

Sense 1
gloss -- (give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing)
       => polish, smooth, smoothen, shine -- (make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes")
          Phrasal Verb-> gloss over#1; gloss over#2

Sense 2
gloss, comment, annotate -- (provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written")
       => rede, interpret -- (give an interpretation or explanation to)

Sense 3
gloss -- (provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase)
       => translate, interpret, render -- (restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.N.")

Sense 4
color, colour, gloss -- (give a deceptive explanation or excuse for; "color a lie")
       => apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise -- (defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success")

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