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American English: /ɡlæs/
British English: /ɡlɑːs/

Translation of glass in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (material) a pane of glass
    un vidrio
    un cristal (Spain)
    the burglars broke the glass to get in
    los ladrones rompieron el vidrio para entrar
    los ladrones rompieron el cristal para entrar (Spain)
    broken glass
    vidrio roto
    cristales rotos (Spain)
    to be grown under glass
    cultivarse en invernadero
    (before noun) (door/roof)
    de vidrio
    de cristal (Spain)
    a glass case
    una vitrina
    a glass eye
    un ojo de vidrio
    un ojo de cristal (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • I closed my eyes and leaned against the cool glass window, feeling sick.
    • Silica is one of the basic materials of sand and it forms glass when it fuses.
    • For anyone who does not know, glass is a hard, transparent or translucent brittle material that does not dissolve is not flammable.
    Example sentences
    • First of all, you should always be drinking quality beers out of a glass.
    • I once saw a girl drinking beer from a pint glass with a straw.
    • His picture decorates stickers, cigarette lighters, record sleeves, cups, beer glasses and so on - Che is omnipresent.
    1.2 (glassware)
    Example sentences
    • The firm sells high quality china, glass and collectables.
    • There will also be antique glass, china, furniture and metalware on display.
    • Lesser items, such as old magazines, inexpensive glass and china ware, may just sit in boxes.
  • 2 countable (vessel)
    (with stem) copa (feminine)
    a champagne glass
    una copa de champán
    a glass of champagne
    una copa de champán
    a set of crystal glasses
    un juego de copas/vasos de cristal
    please raise your glasses to our guest
    brindemos por nuestro invitado
    she gets quite talkative when she's had a glass or two
    cuando se ha tomado unas copas le da por hablar
  • 3
    also: glasses plural
    3.1 (spectacles)
    gafas (feminine plural)
    lentes (masculine plural) (esp Latin America)
    anteojos (masculine plural) (esp Latin America)
    he wears glasses
    lleva gafas
    usa lentes or anteojos (esp Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • This allows you to scrutinize as much of the glass lens elements as possible.
    • Somewhere outside there was a street lamp, it was caught in the glass, repeated, magnified and diminished, countless times.
    • Etta was a very austere widow who wore a little glass lens on a chain around her neck and held it up to peer at Norm and I whenever she visited us.
    also: field glasses
  • 4 countable 4.1
    also: magnifying glass
    lupa (feminine)
    lente (feminine) de aumento
    4.2 [archaic] (telescope)
    Example sentences
    • When he sat in front of the massive picture window that framed his easel, the glass mirrored his likeness under a mammoth magnolia tree.
  • 5 countable (barometer) the glass is rising/falling
    la presión (atmosférica or barométrica) está subiendo/bajando

Phrasal verbs

glass in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
cerrar con vidrios
cerrar con cristales (Spain)
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