"gloss" in the noun sense
1. gloss, rubric
an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
2. glossary, gloss
an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
3. polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish
the property of being smooth and shiny
4. semblance, gloss, color, colour
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"
"gloss" in the verb sense
give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
2. gloss, comment, annotate
provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases
"He annotated on what his teacher had written"
provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
4. color, colour, gloss
give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
"color a lie"
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