What does gleam mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. gleam(Noun)

    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. gleam(Noun)

    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. gleam(Noun)

    brightness or shininess; splendor.

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

  4. gleam(Verb)

    To shine; to glitter; to glisten.

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

  5. gleam(Verb)

    To be briefly but strongly apparent.

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

  6. gleam(Verb)

    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. Gleam(verb)

    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. Gleam(noun)

    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. Gleam(noun)

    brightness; splendor

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

  4. Gleam(verb)

    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. Gleam(verb)

    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. Gleam(verb)

    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. Hannah More:

    Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    We may Get everything we Desire, we may Achieve all that we Dream. But if we can't realize God in our life, then our Life is without a Gleam!

  5. William Wordsworth:

    She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam'd upon my sight A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament.

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