n. A superficial lustrous smoothness, with soft changing reflections, due to the nature of the material, as distinguished from polish, which is artificially produced; in general, any glistening smoothness, natural or artificial: as, the gloss of satin, of hair, of paint, etc.n. Hence External show; a specious appearance or representation.To give a superficial luster to; make smooth and shining: as, to gloss cloth; to gloss a horse's coat.Hence To impart a specious appearance to; hide under a smooth false show.n. A word in the text of an author, especially a foreign author, requiring explanation.n. The explanation, translation, or definition of such a word; an explanatory note or remark upon some word or passage in a text, especially one written in the margin, or, as was the practice with the earliest glosses, between the lines.n. Hence An artfully misleading or false explanation.To explain by a gloss or marginal note; translate; hence, to render clear and evident by comments; illustrate; comment upon.Hence To give a specious appearance to; render specious and plausible; palliate by fabricated representation.To comment; write or make explanatory remarks.n. In leather manufacturing, a preparation which gives leather its final polish or finish.n. An abbreviation of glossary.