Noun gloss has 4 senses
  1. gloss, rubric - an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    --1 is a kind of explanation, account
    Derived forms: verb gloss3, verb gloss2
  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
    --2 is a kind of wordbook
    Derived forms: verb gloss3, verb gloss2
  3. polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish - the property of being smooth and shiny
    --3 is a kind of radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency; smoothness
    --3 has particulars: French polish; glaze
    Derived form: verb gloss1
  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"
    --4 is a kind of appearance, visual aspect
    --4 has particulars:
     color of law, colour of law; simulacrum; face value; guise, pretense, pretence, pretext; disguise, camouflage; verisimilitude
    Derived form: verb gloss4
,Verb gloss has 4 senses
  1. gloss - give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
    --1 is one way to
    polish, smooth, smoothen, shine
    Derived form: noun gloss3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. gloss, comment, annotate - provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written"
    --2 is one way to interpret
    Derived forms: noun gloss2, noun gloss1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. gloss - provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
    --3 is one way to
    translate, interpret, render
    Derived forms: noun gloss2, noun gloss1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. color, colour, gloss - gloss or excuse; "color a lie"
    --4 is one way to apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise
    Derived form: noun gloss4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something