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noun glass pronunciation in British English /ɡlɑːs/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a hard clear substance used for making objects such as windows or bottles
    car windows made of bulletproof glass
    the sound of breaking glass
    slivers/shards of glass (=small broken pieces): She had six slivers of glass removed from her cheek.
    pane/sheet of glass: Each pane of glass costs several hundred pounds.
  2. 2
    [countable] a small container made of glass used for a drink
    a wine/brandy/beer glass
    He raised the glass to his lips and drained it at one gulp.
    1. a.
      the liquid in a glass, or the amount of liquid that a glass contains
      glass of: She drank three glasses of milk.
      Ramon poured himself a tall glass of gin and tonic.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] attractive objects made out of glass
    a beautiful collection of Italian glass
  4. 4
    [countable] old-fashioned a mirror
  5. 5

    the glass

    [countable] British old-fashioned a barometer



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