gleam, gleaming, glow, lambency(noun)
an appearance of reflected light
gleam, gleaming, glimmer(verb)
a flash of light (especially reflected light)
glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine(verb)
be shiny, as if wet
"His eyes were glistening"
shine brightly, like a star or a light
"A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"
a small or indistinct shaft or stream of light.
a glimpse or hint; an indistinct sign of something.
The rescue workers preserved a gleam of optimism that they might still survive.
brightness or shininess; splendor.
To shine; to glitter; to glisten.
To be briefly but strongly apparent.
To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
Origin: * (noun) Originates before the first millennium from Middle English gleme, from Old English glæm; see ghel-.
to disgorge filth, as a hawk
a shoot of light; a small stream of light; a beam; a ray; a glimpse
to shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east
to shine; to cast light; to glitter
to shoot out (flashes of light, etc.)
Origin: [OE. glem, gleam, AS. glm, prob. akin to E. glimmer, and perh. to Gr. warm, to warm. Cf. Glitter.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
glēm, v.i. to glow or shine: to flash.—n. a small stream of light: a beam: brightness.—n. Gleam′ing, a sudden shoot of light.—adj. Gleam′y, casting beams or rays of light. [A.S. glǽm, gleam, brightness (see Glimmer); akin to glass, glow.]
The numerical value of gleam in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of gleam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One life - a little gleam of Time between two Eternities.
She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam'd upon my sight A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament.
Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam on those that are without while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his own thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty.
Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars-all the beauties of creation.
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Translations for gleam
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Schimmer, Schein, Funke, GlanzGerman
- hohtaa, pilkahtaa, loisto, välke, kiiltää, välkkyä, välkehtiä, vilahtaa, vilkahtaa, säde, pilkahdusFinnish
- miroitement, luire, rayon, refletFrench
- titiwha, ramarama, raramaMāori
- urmă, strălucireRomanian
- луч, проблеск, свет, вспышка, блескRussian
- parıltı, belirti, parlaklıkTurkish
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