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Noun
Shine or luster on a smooth surface
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“The officials were easily noticeable from a distance on account of the bright gloss of the purple or blue silk robes which they wore.”
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A superficially attractive appearance or impression
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“Beneath the manufactured gloss of the event is a public transport infrastructure bursting at the seams.”
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A translation or explanation of a word or phrase
“In the course of interpreting a passage that has descriptive marginalia such as this one, I may refer to the gloss in order to accent Traherne's intentions.”
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A thin decorative covering of fine material applied to coarser wood or other material
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A rewording of something written or spoken
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An incidental remark, especially (law) in a court's judgment that is not essential to the disposition of the case
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A note or annotation
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An article or piece written on a given subject
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A short description of a book, film, or other work, written and used for promotional purposes
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To make shiny by applying a glossy substance to
“She taught Molly how to gloss her lips and rouge her cheeks with a dab of lipstick.”
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(gloss over) To downplay something that is unfavorable or serious
“No amount of dinner dates or designer shopping sprees would gloss over the fact that he'd set the tabloids on her as a way to dismantle her father's campaign.”
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To add a note or annotation to
“He had a penchant for using of Federalist quotations to gloss the document in his opinions.”
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To provide an explanation, interpretation, or paraphrase for (a text, word, etc.)
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“Its complex interrelatedness means that each short work helps gloss the others.”
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To give or add color to, especially with paint
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To apply a veneer or layer to
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To make slight corrections or adjustments to
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To improve or enhance the attractiveness, quality or value of
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Make widely popular, accessible
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To apply as a coating
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