Gloss vs Glossless - What's the difference?
As a noun gloss
is (uncountable) a surface shine or luster/lustre or gloss
can be (countable) a foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation.
As a verb gloss
is to give a gloss or sheen to or gloss
can be to add a gloss to (a text).
As an adjective glossless is
lacking gloss (a shiny surface).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From a Germanic language, perhaps (etyl), (etyl) or (etyl) (compare ).
(uncountable) A surface shine or luster/lustre
(uncountable, figuratively) A superficially or deceptively attractive appearance
* 2013 , Daniel Taylor, Danny Welbeck leads England's rout of Moldova but hit by Ukraine ban'' (in ''The Guardian , 6 September 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/sep/06/england-moldova-world-cup-qualifier-matchreport]
- To me more dear, congenial to my heart, / One native charm than all the gloss of art.
- Hodgson may now have to bring in James Milner on the left and, on that basis, a certain amount of gloss was taken off a night on which Welbeck scored twice but barely celebrated either before leaving the pitch angrily complaining to the Slovakian referee.
* (surface shine ): brilliance, gleam, luster/lustre, sheen, shine
* (superficially or deceptively attractive appearance ): , front, veneer
To give a gloss or sheen to.
To make (something) attractive by deception
To become shiny.
- You have the art to gloss the foulest cause.
* (give a gloss or sheen to ): polish, shine
* (make (something) attractive by deception ):
* (become shiny ):
(countable) A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation.
(countable) A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or complex expression, usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text.
(countable) A glossary; a collection of such notes.
(countable) An extensive commentary on some text.
(rfv-sense) (countable) A deliberately misleading explanation.
- All this, without a gloss or comment, / He would unriddle in a moment.
(countable) A brief explanation in speech or in a written work, including a synonym used with the intent of indicating the meaning of the word to which it is applied
(countable, legal, US) An interpretation by a court of specific point within a statute or case law
* 2007 Bruce R. Hopkins. The law of tax-exempt organizations.
* 1979 American Bar Foundation. Annotated code of professional responsibility .
- Judicial Gloss on Test [section title]
- This volume is thus not a narrowly defined treatment of the Code of Professional Responsibility but rather represents a "common law" gloss on it.
* (brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or complex expression ): explanation, note
* (glossary ): glossary, lexicon
* (extensive commentary on some text ): commentary, discourse, discussion
* (deliberately misleading explanation ): deception, lie
To add a gloss to (a text).
(rfv-sense) To give a deliberately false interpretation of.
* (add a gloss to ): annotate, mark up
* (give a deliberately false interpretation of ): misrepresent
Lacking gloss (a shiny surface).