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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gloss /ˈglɑs, ˈglɔs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gloss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glossed p. pr. & vb. n. Glossing.] To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth.
    The glossed and gleamy wave.   --J. R. Drake.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gloss, n.
 1. A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation. [Obs.]
 2. An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal; an explanatory note or comment; a running commentary.
 All this, without a gloss or comment,
 He would unriddle in a moment.   --Hudibras.
    Explaining the text in short glosses.   --T. Baker.
 3. A false or specious explanation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gloss n.
 1. Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; polish; as, the gloss of silk; cloth is calendered to give it a gloss.
    It is no part . . . to set on the face of this cause any fairer gloss than the naked truth doth afford.   --Hooker.
 2. A specious appearance; superficial quality or show.
 To me more dear, congenial to my heart,
 One native charm than all the gloss of art.   --Goldsmith.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gloss v. t.
 1. To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate.
 2. To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation.
    You have the art to gloss the foulest cause.   --Philips.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gloss v. i.
 1. To make comments; to comment; to explain.
 2. To make sly remarks, or insinuations.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
           [syn: rubric]
      2: an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized
         field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a
         text on that field [syn: glossary]
      3: the property of being smooth and shiny [syn: polish, glossiness,
      4: an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately
         misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of
         authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss
         of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a
         different color" [syn: semblance, color, colour]
      v 1: give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
      2: provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He
         annotated on what his teacher had written" [syn: comment,
      3: provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
      4: gloss or excuse; "color a lie" [syn: color, colour]