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ˈglɪm ərglim·mer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gleam, gleaming, glimmernoun

    a flash of light (especially reflected light)

  2. inkling, intimation, glimmering, glimmerverb

    a slight suggestion or vague understanding

    "he had no inkling what was about to happen"

  3. gleam, glimmerverb

    shine brightly, like a star or a light

Wiktionary

  1. glimmernoun

    A faint light; a dim glow.

    The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch.

  2. glimmernoun

    A flash of light.

  3. glimmernoun

    A faint or remote possibility.

    A glimmer of hope.

  4. glimmernoun

    mica

  5. glimmerverb

    To shine with a faint light.

    The fireflies glimmered in the dark.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glimmerverb

    to give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp

  2. Glimmernoun

    a faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam

  3. Glimmernoun

    mica. See Mica

Freebase

  1. GLIMMER

    In bioinformatics GLIMMER was the first system for finding genes that used the interpolated Markov model formalism. It is effective at finding genes in bacteria, archaea, and viruses, typically finding 98–99% of all protein-coding genes. The GLIMMER software is open source and can be found at the links below. It is maintained by Steven Salzberg, Art Delcher, and their colleagues at the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Johns Hopkins University. Because of its high accuracy, Glimmer is the system of choice for genome annotation efforts on a wide range of bacteria, archaeal, and viral species. In a large-scale reannotation effort at the DNA Data Bank of Japan. Kosuge et al. examined the gene finding methods used for 183 genomes. They reported that of these projects, Glimmer was the gene finder for 49%, followed by GeneMark with 12%, with other algorithms used in 3% or fewer of the projects. Glimmer was used by the DNA Databank of Japan to re-annotate all bacterial genomes in the International Nucleotide Sequence Databases. It is also being used by this group to annotate viruses. Glimmer is part of the bacterial annotation pipeline at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, which also maintains a web server for Glimmer, as do sites in Germany, Canada, and elsewhere.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glimmer

    glim′ėr, v.i. to burn or appear faintly.—n. a faint light: feeble rays of light: (min.) mica.—ns. Glimm′er-gowk (Tenn.), an owl; Glimm′ering, a glimmer: an inkling.—adv. Glimm′eringly. [M. E. glimeren; most prob. directly Scand.; Dan. glimre, to glimmer, Sw. prov. glim, a glance.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glimmer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glimmer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of glimmer in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Campbell:

    Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind, But leave---oh leave the light of Hope behind.

  2. John Kilduff:

    The U.S.-China trade war has caused energy demand growth to take a big hit. Any glimmer of hope revives the prospects for a more positive demand landscape.

  3. Sophia Loren:

    Getting ahead in a difficult profession -- singing, acting, writing, whatever -- requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows and unfair reversals. When I think back to those first couple of years in Rome, those endless rejections, without a glimmer of encouragement from anyone, all those failed screen tests, and yet I never let my desire slide away from me, my belief in myself and what I felt I could achieve.

  4. Robert Kovack mother:

    Only time will tell, it's a great possibility that it is Robert, but I will not say definitely. After 18 years, it's hard, but there is still that glimmer of hope that he could possibly be out there somewhere. How would you feel if it was your child?

  5. Rebecca Cutter:

    I've been sober a long time. I have no shame around that, that's an amazing thing. If anybody watches the show and sees a glimmer of hope about the chance for recovery, that's great.

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