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Definition of: GLOSS

(n.) 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.
(n.) A specious appearance; superficial quality or show.
(n.) A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation.
(n.) An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal; an explanatory note or comment; a running commentary.
(n.) A false or specious explanation.
(pl.) of Glossa
(v. i.) To make comments; to comment; to explain.
(v. i.) To make sly remarks, or insinuations.
(v. t.) To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth.
(v. t.) To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate.
(v. t.) To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation.

anagrams of:gloss

Strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat; "He slugged me so hard that I passed out"
Walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud; "Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone"
Work doggedly or persistently; "She keeps plugging away at her dissertation"