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"glass" in British English

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glassnoun

uk   /ɡlɑːs/ us   /ɡlæs/
  • glass noun (SUBSTANCE)

A1 [U] a hard, transparent material, used to make windows, bottles, and other objects: coloured/broken glass a glass jar/dish/ornament It's a huge window made from a single pane of glass.
[U] objects made from glass when thought of as a group: The museum has a fine collection of valuable glass.
under glass
in a glasshouse: In cool climates you have to grow tropical plants under glass.

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  • glass noun (CONTAINER)

A1 [C] a small container for drinks made of glass or similar material, with a flat base and usually with no handle: a beer/wine glass She poured some milk into a glass.
a glass of sth
A1 a type or amount of drink contained in a glass: Would you like a glass of water? Two glasses of lemonade, please.

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  • glass noun (FOR IMPROVING SIGHT)

glasses [plural]

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A1 two small pieces of special glass or plastic in a frame worn in front of the eyes to improve sight: a pair of glasses reading glasses
  • glass noun (DEVICE)

the glass [S] old-fashioned
a barometer : The glass has been falling/rising (= showing a change to bad/good weather) all day.
(Definition of glass from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glass" in American English

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glassnoun [C/U]

us   /ɡlæs/
a hard, transparent material that is used to make windows, bottles, and other objects
A glass is a small container of glass, usually round and without a handle, for holding a liquid that you can drink, or the liquid held by such a container: [C] She poured some milk into a glass. [C] May I have a glass of water?

glassadjective [not gradable]

us   /ɡlæs/
made of glass: a glass jar/bottle
(Definition of glass from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“glass” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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