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_glida_, from, _glidan_, to glide.]

GLEDGE, glej, _v.i._ to squint: to look cunningly.--_n._ a knowing look.

[See GLEY.]

GLEE, gl[=e], _n._ joy: mirth and gaiety: (_mus._) a song or catch in parts.--_adj._ GLEE'FUL, merry.--_ns._ GLEE'MAID'EN, a female minstrel; GLEE'MAN, a minstrel.--_adj._ GLEE'SOME, merry. [A.S. _gleo_, mirth; Ice.


GLEED, gl[=e]d, _n._ a hot coal or burning ember. [A.S. _gled_; cf. Dut.

_gloed_, Ger. _glut_, Sw. _glod_.]

GLEEK, gl[=e]k, _n._ (_Shak._) a jest or scoff, a trick: an old game at cards for three, each having twelve, and eight being left for the stock.--_v.i._ (_Shak._) to gibe or sneer, to spend time in sport or fun.

[Prob. cog. with A.S. _gelac_, play, Ice. _leik_.]

GLEET, gl[=e]t, _n._ a glairy discharge from a mucous surface.--_adj._ GLEET'Y. [O. Fr. _glete_, _glecte_, a flux.]

GLEG, gleg, _adj._ clever: apt: (_Scot._) sharp. [Ice. _gloggr_, clever; cf. A.S. _gleaw_, wise, Ger. _glau_, clear.]

GLEN, glen, _n._ a narrow valley worn by a river: a depression between hills. [Celt., as in Gael. and Ir. _gleann_, W. _glyn_.]

GLENE, gl[=e]'n[=e], _n._ the pupil, eyeball: a socket.--_adjs._ GL[=E]'NOID, -AL, slightly cupped. [Gr.]

GLENGARRY, glen-gar'i, _n._ a cap of thick-milled woollen, generally rising to a point in front, with ribbons hanging down behind--worn by the Highlanders of Scotland. [_Glengarry_, a glen in West Inverness-shire.]

GLENLIVET, glen-l[=e]v'et, _n._ a good Scotch whisky. [_Glenlivet_, a valley in Banffshire.]

GLEY, gl[=i], gl[=e], _v.i._ to squint.--_p.adj._ GLEYED (_Scot._), squint-eyed. [Ice. _glja_, to glitter; Dan. _glo_.]


GLIB, glib, _adj._ moving easily: voluble.--_v.i._ to move freely.--_adv._ GLIB'LY.--_n._ GLIB'NESS. [A contr. of Dut. _glibberig_, slippery.]

GLIB, glib, _n._ (_Spens._) a bush of hair hanging over the eyes. [Gael., a lock of hair.]

GLIB, glib, _v.t._ (_Shak._) to emasculate, to castrate. [Perh. an error for _lib_, to castrate.]

GLIDE, gl[=i]d, _v.i._ to slide smoothly and easily: to flow gently: to pass rapidly.--_n._ act of gliding: the joining of two sounds without a break: a smooth and sliding kind of waltz-step.--_adj._ GLID'DERY, slippery.--_n._ GL[=I]D'ER, one who, or that which, glides.--_adv._ GL[=I]D'INGLY. [A.S. _glidan_, to slip; Ger. _gleiten_.]

GLIFF, glif, _n._ a fright, a scare: (_Scot._) a moment.--Also GLIFT. [M.

E. _gliffen_, to be terrified.]

GLIM, glim, _n._ (_coll._) a light: (_slang_) an eye. [A.S. _gleomu_; cf.

Ger. _glimm_, a spark.]

GLIMMER, glim'[.e]r, _v.i._ to burn or appear faintly.--_n._ a faint light: feeble rays of light: (_min._) mica.--_ns._ GLIMM'ER-GOWK (_Tenn._), an owl; GLIMM'ERING, a glimmer: an inkling.--_adv._ GLIMM'ERINGLY. [M. E.

_glimeren_; most prob. directly Scand.; Dan. _glimre_, to glimmer, Sw.

prov. _glim_, a glance.]

GLIMPSE, glimps, _n._ a short gleam: a weak light: transient lustre: a hurried view: fleeting enjoyment: the exhibition of a faint resemblance.--_v.i._ to appear by glimpses.--_v.t._ to get a glimpse of.

[M. E. _glimsen_, to glimpse, a variant of _glimmer_.]

GLINT, glint, _v.i._ to shine, gleam: (_Burns_) to move quickly.--_v.t._ to reflect.--_n._ a gleam. [From Scand.; Old Dan. _glinte_, to shine.]

GLISK, glisk, _n._ (_Scot._) a glimpse. [M. E. _glissen_--A.S. _glisian_, to glance.]

GLISSADE, glis-[=a]d', _v.i._ to slide or glide down.--_n._ act of sliding down a slope.

GLIST, glist, _n._ a dark ferruginous mineral found in lodes, micaceous iron ore.

GLISTEN, glis'n, _v.i._ to glitter or sparkle with light: to shine.--_n._ glitter. [M. E. _glis-ien_, to shine--A.S. _glisnian_, to shine; cf. Dut.


GLISTER, glis't[.e]r, _v.i._ to sparkle, glitter.--_adj._ GLIS'TERING (_Shak._), glittering. [M. E. _glistren_; see above.]

GLIT, a Scotch form of _gleet_.

GLITTER, glit'[.e]r, _v.i._ to glisten, to sparkle with light: to be splendid: to be showy.--_n._ lustre: brilliancy.--_adjs._ GLITT'ERAND (_Spens._), sparkling, glittering; GLITT'ERING, shining: splendid: brilliant.--_adv._ GLITT'ERINGLY. [M. E. _gliteren_; cf. Ice. _glitra_, Mid. High Ger. _glitzern_.]

GLOAMING, gl[=o]m'ing, _n._ twilight, dusk--(_Scot._) GLOAMIN. [A.S.

_glomung_; akin to _gloom_.]

GLOAT, gl[=o]t, _v.i._ to look eagerly, in a bad sense: to view with a wicked joy. [Ice. _glotta_, to grin.]

GLOBATE, -D, gl[=o]b'[=a]t, -ed, _adj._ like a globe: circular. [L.

_glob[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to form into a ball--_globus_.]

GLOBE, gl[=o]b, _n._ a ball: a round body, a sphere: the earth: a sphere representing the earth (terrestrial globe) or the heavens (celestial globe): (_obs._) a group.--_v.t._ to form in a circle.--_ns._ GLOBE'-FISH, one of a genus of fishes found in warm seas, remarkable for its power of swelling out its body to a globular form; GLOBE'-FLOW'ER, a small palaearctic genus of plants of the order _Ranunculaceae_, with a globe of large showy sepals enclosing the small inconspicuous linear petals; GLOBE'-TROT'TER, one who travels for pleasure around the world; GLOBE'-TROT'TING; GL[=O]'BIN, a proteid constituent of red blood corpuscles.--_adjs._ GL[=O]BOSE', GL[=O]B'OUS, resembling a globe.--_n._ (_Milt._) a globe.--_n._ GL[=O]BOS'ITY.--_adjs._ GLOB'[=U]LAR, GLOB'[=U]LOUS, GLOB'[=U]LOSE, like a globe: spherical.--_n._ GLOB[=U]LAR'ITY.--_adv._ GLOB'[=U]LARLY.--_ns._ GLOB'[=U]LE, a little globe or round particle--also GLOB'[=U]LET; GLOB'[=U]LIN, GLOB'[=U]LINE, a substance closely allied to albumen, which forms the main ingredient of the blood globules, and also occurs in the crystalline lens of the eye; GLOB'[=U]LITE, the name given by Vogelsang to minute crystallites of spherical, drop-like form.--_adj._ GL[=O]B'Y (_Milt._), round. [O. Fr.,--L.

_globus_; _gleba_, a clod.]

GLOBIGERINA, glob-i-je-r[=i]'na, _n._ a genus typical of _Globigerinidae_, a pelagic family of foraminifers.

GLODE, gl[=o]d (_Spens._), _pa.t._ of _glide_.

GLOME, gl[=o]m, _n._ (_bot._) a globular head of flowers.--_adj._ GLOM'EROUS. [L. _glomus_=_globus_.]

GLOMERATE, glom'[.e]r-[=a]t, _v.t._ to gather into a ball: to collect into a spherical mass.--_adj._ growing in rounded or massive forms: conglomerate.--_n._ GLOMER[=A]'TION, act of gathering into a ball: a body formed into a ball. [L. g_lomer[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_glomus_, _glomeris_, a clew of yarn.]

GLOOM, gl[=oo]m, _n._ partial darkness: cloudiness: heaviness of mind, sadness: hopelessness: sullenness.--_v.i._ to be sullen or dejected: to be cloudy or obscure.--_v.t._ to fill with gloom.--_adv._ GLOOM'ILY.--_n._ GLOOM'INESS.--_p.adj._ GLOOM'ING (_Shak._), shining obscurely.--_n._ twilight: gloaming.--_adj._ GLOOM'Y, dim or obscure: dimly lighted: sad, melancholy. [A.S. _glom_, gloom; prov. Ger. _glumm_, gloomy.]

GLORIA, gl[=o]'ri-a, _n._ a doxology.--GLORIA IN EXCELSIS, the 'Greater Doxology'--'Glory be to God on high;' GLORIA PATRI, the 'Lesser Doxology'--'Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was,' &c. [L. _gloria_, glory.]

GLORIFY, gl[=o]'ri-f[=i], _v.t._ to make glorious: to honour: to exalt to glory or happiness: to ascribe honour to, to worship:--_pa.p._ gl[=o]'rified.--_n._ GLORIFIC[=A]'TION. [L. _gloria_, glory, _fac[)e]re_, to make.]

GLORY, gl[=o]'ri, _n._ renown: honour: the occasion of praise: an object of pride: excellency: splendour: brightness: in religious symbolism, a combination of the nimbus and the aureola, but often erroneously used for the nimbus: a burst of sunlight: a luminous glow of reflected light upon clouds: vain-glory: (_B._) the presence of God: the manifestation of God to the blessed in heaven: heaven.--_v.i._ to boast: to be proud of anything: to exult:--_pa.p._ gl[=o]'ried.--_adj._ GL[=O]'RIED (_Milt._), illustrious, honourable.--_ns._ GL[=O]'RIOLE, a halo or glory; GLORI[=O]'SA, a genus of _Liliaceae_, of which the best-known species, a native of India, is a herbaceous perennial, with beautiful red and yellow flowers.--_adj._ GL[=O]'RIOUS, noble, splendid: conferring renown: (_coll._) elated, tipsy.--_adv._ GL[=O]'RIOUSLY.--_ns._ GL[=O]'RIOUSNESS; GL[=O]'RY-HOLE, an opening through which to see the inside of a furnace: a place for concealing articles of value; GL[=O]'RYING, boasting; GL[=O]'RY-PEA, a leguminous Australian plant with red flowers. [O. Fr. _glorie_--L. _gloria_ (for _cloria_), akin to _clarus_, from root of L. _clu[=e]re_, Gr.

_klu-ein_, to be famed; Eng. _loud_.]

GLOSS, glos, _n._ brightness or lustre, as from a polished surface: external show.--_v.t._ to give a superficial lustre to: to render plausible: to palliate. [Ice. _glossi_, brightness, _gloa_, to glow. See GLASS.]

GLOSS, glos, _n._ a remark to explain a subject: a comment.--_v.i._ to comment or make explanatory remarks.--_adj._ GLOSS[=A]'RIAL, relating to a glossary: containing explanation.--_ns._ GLOSS'ARIST, a writer of a glossary; GLOSS'ARY, a vocabulary of words requiring special explanation: a dictionary; GLOSS[=A]'TOR, GLOSS'ER, a writer of glosses or comments, a commentator; GLOSS'IC, a phonetic alphabet devised by Mr A. J. Ellis (1814-90) for the scientific expression of speech-sounds--to be used concurrently with the _Nomic_ or existing English orthography; GLOSS[=I]'TIS, inflammation of the tongue; GLOSS'OCELE, swelled tongue; GLOSSOG'RAPHER.--_adj._ GLOSSOGRAPH'ICAL.--_n._ GLOSSOG'RAPHY, the writing of glossaries or comments.--_adj._ GLOSSOLOG'ICAL.--_ns._ GLOSSOL'OGIST; GLOSSOL'OGY, the science of language, comparative philology: the knowledge of the definition of technical terms--also GLOTTOL'OGY; GLOSSOT'OMY, dissection of the tongue. [L. _glossa_, a word requiring explanation--Gr.

_gl[=o]ssa_, the tongue.]

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