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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a flash or beam of light:

    the gleam of a lantern in the dark.

  2. a subdued or reflected light.

  3. a brief or slight manifestation or occurrence; trace:

    a gleam of hope.

  4. (v.i.)to send forth a gleam or gleams.

  5. to appear suddenly and clearly like a flash of light.

Origin of gleam:

bef. 1000; ME glem(e), OE glǣm, c. OHG gleimo glowworm; akin to OS glīmo brightness


Princeton's WordNet

  1. gleam, gleaming, glow, lambency(noun)

    an appearance of reflected light

  2. gleam, gleaming, glimmer(verb)

    a flash of light (especially reflected light)

  3. glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine(verb)

    be shiny, as if wet

    "His eyes were glistening"

  4. gleam, glimmer(verb)

    shine brightly, like a star or a light

  5. gleam(verb)

    appear briefly

    "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gleam(verb)ˈim

    to shine very brightly

    The car gleamed in the sunlight.

  2. gleamˈim

    to show an emotion in your eyes

    Her eyes gleamed with mischief.

  3. gleam(noun)ˈim

    sth felt or seen for a short time

    a gleam of hope

  4. gleamˈim

    sth that shines brightly

    a gleam of gold


  1. gleam(Noun)

    a small or indistinct shaft or stream of light.

  2. gleam(Noun)

    a glimpse or hint; an indistinct sign of something.

    The rescue workers preserved a gleam of optimism that they might still survive.

  3. gleam(Noun)

    brightness or shininess; splendor.

  4. gleam(Verb)

    To shine; to glitter; to glisten.

  5. gleam(Verb)

    To be briefly but strongly apparent.

  6. gleam(Verb)

    To disgorge filth, as a hawk.

  7. Origin: * (noun) Originates before the first millennium from Middle English gleme, from Old English glæm; see ghel-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gleam(verb)

    to disgorge filth, as a hawk

  2. Gleam(noun)

    a shoot of light; a small stream of light; a beam; a ray; a glimpse

  3. Gleam(noun)

    brightness; splendor

  4. Gleam(verb)

    to shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east

  5. Gleam(verb)

    to shine; to cast light; to glitter

  6. Gleam(verb)

    to shoot out (flashes of light, etc.)

Translations for gleam

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a faint glow

the gleam of her eyes.

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