Definition of “gloss” - English Dictionary

“gloss” in British English

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glossnoun

uk /ɡlɒs/ us /ɡlɑːs/

gloss noun (EXPLANATION)

[ C ] an explanation for a word or phrase:

Difficult expressions are explained in the glosses at the bottom of the page.

glossverb [ T ]

uk /ɡlɒs/ us /ɡlɑːs/

(Definition of “gloss” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“gloss” in American English

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glossnoun

us /ɡlɑs, ɡlɔs/

gloss noun (SHINE)

[ U ] a smooth shine on the surface of something:

The floor was waxed and buffed to a high gloss.

gloss noun (EXPLANATION)

[ C ] an explanation of a word or phrase in a text

gloss
verb [ T ] us /ɡlɑs, ɡlɔs/

Special senses of words are glossed in this dictionary.

(Definition of “gloss” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)