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glimpse

 (glĭmps)
n.
1. A brief, incomplete view or look.
2. Archaic A brief flash of light.
v. glimpsed, glimps·ing, glimps·es
v.tr.
To obtain a brief, incomplete view of.
v.intr.
To look briefly; glance: glimpsed at the headlines.

[Middle English glimsen, to glisten, glance; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glimps′er n.

glimpse

(ɡlɪmps)
n
1. a brief or incomplete view: to catch a glimpse of the sea.
2. a vague indication: he had a glimpse of what the lecturer meant.
3. archaic a glimmer of light
vb
4. (tr) to catch sight of briefly or momentarily
5. chiefly (usually foll by: at) US to look (at) briefly or cursorily; glance (at)
6. (intr) archaic to shine faintly; glimmer
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare Middle High German glimsen to glimmer]
ˈglimpser n
Usage: Glimpse is sometimes wrongly used where glance is meant: he gave a quick glance (not glimpse) at his watch

glimpse

(glɪmps)

n., v. glimpsed, glimps•ing. n.
1. a very brief passing look, sight, or view.
2. a momentary or slight appearance.
3. a vague idea; inkling.
4. Archaic. a gleam, as of light.
v.t.
5. to catch or take a glimpse of.
v.i.
6. to look briefly; glance (usu. fol. by at).
7. Archaic. to come into view; appear faintly.
[1350–1400; Middle English glimsen (v.); c. Middle High German glimsen to glow; akin to glimmer]
glimps′er, n.

glimpse


Past participle: glimpsed
Gerund: glimpsing

Imperative
glimpse
glimpse
Present
I glimpse
you glimpse
he/she/it glimpses
we glimpse
you glimpse
they glimpse
Preterite
I glimpsed
you glimpsed
he/she/it glimpsed
we glimpsed
you glimpsed
they glimpsed
Present Continuous
I am glimpsing
you are glimpsing
he/she/it is glimpsing
we are glimpsing
you are glimpsing
they are glimpsing
Present Perfect
I have glimpsed
you have glimpsed
he/she/it has glimpsed
we have glimpsed
you have glimpsed
they have glimpsed
Past Continuous
I was glimpsing
you were glimpsing
he/she/it was glimpsing
we were glimpsing
you were glimpsing
they were glimpsing
Past Perfect
I had glimpsed
you had glimpsed
he/she/it had glimpsed
we had glimpsed
you had glimpsed
they had glimpsed
Future
I will glimpse
you will glimpse
he/she/it will glimpse
we will glimpse
you will glimpse
they will glimpse
Future Perfect
I will have glimpsed
you will have glimpsed
he/she/it will have glimpsed
we will have glimpsed
you will have glimpsed
they will have glimpsed
Future Continuous
I will be glimpsing
you will be glimpsing
he/she/it will be glimpsing
we will be glimpsing
you will be glimpsing
they will be glimpsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glimpsing
you have been glimpsing
he/she/it has been glimpsing
we have been glimpsing
you have been glimpsing
they have been glimpsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glimpsing
you will have been glimpsing
he/she/it will have been glimpsing
we will have been glimpsing
you will have been glimpsing
they will have been glimpsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glimpsing
you had been glimpsing
he/she/it had been glimpsing
we had been glimpsing
you had been glimpsing
they had been glimpsing
Conditional
I would glimpse
you would glimpse
he/she/it would glimpse
we would glimpse
you would glimpse
they would glimpse
Past Conditional
I would have glimpsed
you would have glimpsed
he/she/it would have glimpsed
we would have glimpsed
you would have glimpsed
they would have glimpsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glimpse - a quick lookglimpse - a quick look        
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
eye-beaming - a radiant glance of the eye; "he pretended profundity by eye-beamings at people"
side-glance, side-look - a glance sideways; "she shot him an impatient side-glance"
2.glimpse - a brief or incomplete view; "from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake"
panorama, vista, view, aspect, scene, prospect - the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
3.glimpse - a vague indication; "he caught only a glimpse of the professor's meaning"
indicant, indication - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
Verb1.glimpse - catch a glimpse of or see briefly; "We glimpsed the Queen as she got into her limousine"
see - perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see"

glimpse

noun
1. look, sighting, sight, glance, peep, peek, squint, butcher's (Brit. slang), quick look, gander (informal), brief view, shufti (Brit. slang) The fans waited outside the hotel to get a glimpse of their heroine.
verb
1. catch sight of, spot, sight, view, clock (Brit. informal), spy, espy She glimpsed a group of people standing on the bank of a river.

glimpse

noun
A quick look:
Informal: gander.
verb
1. To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly:
2. To look briefly and quickly:
Translations
لَمْحَه، نَظْرَه خاطِفَهيَنْظُر نَظْرَه خاطِفَه
letmý pohledpřejet očimazahlédnout
få et glimt afglimt
leiftursÿnsjá bregîa fyrir
prabėgomis pamatytišmėstelėjimasšmėžavimas
acu uzmetienspaviršs skatiensuz brīdi/pavirši ieraudzīt
prejsť očami
opazitipogled
glimtglimtaskymtskymta
göze çarpma/ilişmegöze çarpmak/ilişmek

glimpse

[glɪmps]
A. Nvislumbre f, destello m
a glimpse into the futureun destello de cómo va a ser el futuro
to catch a glimpse ofvislumbrar
I only had a fleeting glimpse of himsólo alcancé a verlo fugazmente
B. VTvislumbrar

glimpse

[ˈglɪmps]
n (= sight) → aperçu m
a rare glimpse of sth → un aperçu unique de qch
This was her first glimpse of the sea
BUT C'était la première fois qu'elle apercevait la mer.
to catch a glimpse of sb/sth → entrevoir qn/qch

glimpse

nBlick m; it was our last glimpse of homedas war der letzte Blick auf unser Zuhause; a glimpse of life in 18th-century Londonein (Ein)blick in das Leben im London des 18. Jahrhunderts; to catch a glimpse of somebody/somethingeinen flüchtigen Blick auf jdn/etw werfen können or von jdm/etw erhaschen; (fig)eine Ahnung von etw bekommen; a glimpse into the futureein Blick min die Zukunft
vtkurz sehen, einen Blick erhaschen von
vi to glimpse at somethingeinen Blick auf etw (acc)werfen; to glimpse through a windoweinen Blick durch ein Fenster werfen

glimpse

[glɪmps]
1. n to catch a glimpse ofvedere di sfuggita
2. vtintravedere

glimpse

(glimps) noun
a very brief look. He caught a glimpse of the burglar.
verb
to get a brief look at.

glimpse

n. mirada fugaz.
References in classic literature ?
Somehow it seemed as if they couldn't have got through the day without that, for whatever their mood might be, the last glimpse of that motherly face was sure to affect them like sunshine.
But I'm not likely to get a glimpse of it if you don't go with the professor.
They had liked Antonia from their first glimpse of her; felt they knew exactly what kind of girl she was.
The little glimpse of domestic harmony which had been offered her, gave her no regret, no longing.
returned the disappointed scout; "I heard the imp brushing over the dry leaves, like a black snake, and blinking a glimpse of him, just over ag'in yon big pine, I pulled as it might be on the scent; but 'twouldn't do
With a brief sketch, therefore, of the circumstances amid which the foundation of the house was laid, and a rapid glimpse at its quaint exterior, as it grew black in the prevalent east wind,--pointing, too, here and there, at some spot of more verdant mossiness on its roof and walls,--we shall commence the real action of our tale at an epoch not very remote from the present day.
None; unless it avail him somewhat that he was broker, down by long and exquisite suffering; that his mind was darkened and confused by the very remorse which harrowed it; that, between fleeing as an avowed criminal, and remaining as a hypocrite, conscience might find it hard to strike the balance; that it was human to avoid the peril of death and infamy, and the inscrutable machinations of an enemy; that, finally, to this poor pilgrim, on his dreary and desert path, faint, sick, miserable, there appeared a glimpse of human affection and sympathy, a new life, and a true one, in exchange for the heavy doom which he was now expiating.
What I had then had an ugly glimpse of was that my eyes might be sealed just while theirs were most opened.
If I had been astonished at first catching a glimpse of so outlandish an individual as Queequeg circulating among the polite society of a civilized town, that astonishment soon departed upon taking my first daylight stroll through the streets of New Bedford.
Not the wondrous cistern in the whale's huge head; not the prodigy of his unhinged lower jaw; not the miracle of his symmetrical tail; none of these would so surprise you, as half a glimpse of that unaccountable cone, -- longer than a Kentuckian is tall, nigh a foot in diameter at the base, and jet-black as Yojo, the ebony idol of Queequeg.
Beyond opens a door into the kitchen, where there is a glimpse to be had of a range with much steam ascending from it, and many women, old and young, rushing hither and thither.
Eliza was standing by the window, looking out in another direction, when Sam's quick eye caught a glimpse of her.