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"
the property of being smooth and shiny
an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge
usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
give a deceptive explanation or excuse for
"color a lie"
provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase
provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases
"He annotated on what his teacher had written"
give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing