(1) A solid surface deposit formed by the freezing of supercooled raindrops or possibly of condensed water vapour, distinguished from rime by having a density near that of ice. See also hoar. In this sense, glaze represents accumulation. (2) A surface deposit of ice formed by a short episode of melting that results only in recrystallization and not in percolation and is followed by a return to sub-freezing temperatures. In this sense, glaze is largely responsible for the creation of the summer surface.