What does gleam mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gleam.

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. 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!

  2. Thomas Carlyle:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Agnes Repplier:

    A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.

  5. 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.

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