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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Old English glæs, cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German glas, which (in OHG) is attested as a gloss for electrum 'amber'. These words are developed from Proto-Germanic *glaso-. Possibly ultimately from the Proto-Germanic root *glō-, *to shine (compare glow).

a glass (2) of milk



glass (plural glasses)

  1. (uncountable) A solid, transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime.
    The tabletop is made of glass.
  2. A vessel (especially one made of glass) from which drinks may be drunk.
    Fill my glass with milk please.
  3. The quantity of liquid contained in such a vessel.
    Would you like a glass of milk.
  4. (physics, uncountable) Amorphous (non-crystalline) substance.
    A popular myth is that window glass actually is an extremely viscous liquid.
  5. A mirror.
    She adjusted her lipstick in the glass.
  6. (basketball, colloquial) The backboard.
    He got the rebound off of the glass.
  7. (ice hockey) The clear protective screen surrounding a hockey rink.
    He fired the outlet pass off the glass.

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