What does Gleam mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gleam, gleaming, glow, lambencynoun

    an appearance of reflected light

  2. gleam, gleaming, glimmerverb

    a flash of light (especially reflected light)

  3. glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shineverb

    be shiny, as if wet

    "His eyes were glistening"

  4. gleam, glimmerverb

    shine brightly, like a star or a light

  5. gleamverb

    appear briefly

    "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"

Wiktionary

  1. gleamnoun

    a small or indistinct shaft or stream of light.

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

  2. gleamnoun

    a glimpse or hint; an indistinct sign of something.

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

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

  3. gleamnoun

    brightness or shininess; splendor.

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

  4. gleamverb

    To shine; to glitter; to glisten.

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

  5. gleamverb

    To be briefly but strongly apparent.

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

  6. gleamverb

    To disgorge filth, as a hawk.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gleamverb

    to disgorge filth, as a hawk

    Etymology: [OE. glem, gleam, AS. glm, prob. akin to E. glimmer, and perh. to Gr. warm, to warm. Cf. Glitter.]

  2. Gleamnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. glem, gleam, AS. glm, prob. akin to E. glimmer, and perh. to Gr. warm, to warm. Cf. Glitter.]

  3. Gleamnoun

    brightness; splendor

    Etymology: [OE. glem, gleam, AS. glm, prob. akin to E. glimmer, and perh. to Gr. warm, to warm. Cf. Glitter.]

  4. Gleamverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. glem, gleam, AS. glm, prob. akin to E. glimmer, and perh. to Gr. warm, to warm. Cf. Glitter.]

  5. Gleamverb

    to shine; to cast light; to glitter

    Etymology: [OE. glem, gleam, AS. glm, prob. akin to E. glimmer, and perh. to Gr. warm, to warm. Cf. Glitter.]

  6. Gleamverb

    to shoot out (flashes of light, etc.)

    Etymology: [OE. glem, gleam, AS. glm, prob. akin to E. glimmer, and perh. to Gr. warm, to warm. Cf. Glitter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gleam

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gleam in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gleam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Gleam in a Sentence

  1. Victor Hugo:

    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.

  2. Victor Hugo:

    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.

  3. Hannah More:

    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.

  4. Thomas Carlyle:

    One life - a little gleam of Time between two Eternities.

  5. Bhavabhuti:

    The mind alike, Vigorous or weak, is capable of culture, But still bears fruit according to its nature. ?Tis not the teacher?s skill that rears the scholar: The sparkling gem gives back the glorious radiance It drinks from other light, but the dull earth Absorbs the blaze, and yields no gleam again.

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