from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An outer coat of glaze on a piece of pottery.
- n. A painted or printed decoration applied over a glaze.
- transitive v. To apply an overglaze to.
- adj. Applied or designed for applying over a ceramic glaze.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The outer layer or coat of glaze on a piece of pottery
- n. A decoration, usually enamel, applied over a glaze.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Applied over the glaze; -- said of enamel paintings, which sometimes are seen to project from the surface of the ware.
- adj. Suitable for applying upon the glaze; -- said of vitrifiable colors used in ceramic decoration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To glaze over; cover with superficial brilliancy; hide (an inferior material) with something more showy.
- n. In ceramics, a second glaze applied to a piece of porcelain of which the first glaze is deeply colored or crackled, or covered with paintings in enamel.
- In ceramics, used for painting upon the glaze: said of a vitrifiable pigment: as, an overglaze color.
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