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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 ?
He, too, tried circling, in the hope of cutting the other's circle; but, without catching a glimpse of him, he finally emerged upon a fresh clearing where the young trees, waist-high, afforded little shelter and less hiding.
They saw it but for a glimpse for the window was instantly thrust down; but that glimpse had been sufficient, and they turned and left the court without a word.
At first I could see nothing, but presently I caught a glimpse of a bit of smooth and glossy green moving among the scarlet and purple and yellow of the vegetation.
On another night, his vigil was rewarded by a glimpse of Ruth through a second-story window.
At least, through what seems no more than verbal yammerings, you may, perchance, glimpse faint far vistas of other lands and tribes.
The first glimpse of her new home was a delight to eye and spirit--it looked so like a big, creamy seashell stranded on the harbor shore.
The evident alarm the savages betrayed filled me with forebodings of evil, and with an uncontrollable desire to penetrate the secret so jealously guarded Despite the efforts of Marheyo and Kory-Kory to restrain me, I forced my way into the midst of the circle, and just caught a glimpse of three human heads, which others of the party were hurriedly enveloping in the coverings from which they had been taken.
So I got the false whiskers and the goggles and this countrified suit of clothes, and fetched them along back in a hand-bag; and when I was passing a shop where they sell all sorts of things, I got a glimpse of one of my pals through the window.
Grant me but one glimpse of thine interior, and I am satisfied for ever, remaining henceforth thy docile pupil, thy unemancipable slave, ready to receive all thy teachings and to feed upon the words that fall from thy lips.
We caught a glimpse of the handsome tessellated pavements within and of the devotees performing their ablutions at the fountains, but even that we took that glimpse was a thing not relished by the Moorish bystanders.
WHILE bathing, Antinous was seen by Minerva, who was so enamoured of his beauty that, all armed as she happened to be, she descended from Olympus to woo him; but, unluckily displaying her shield, with the head of Medusa on it, she had the unhappiness to see the beautiful mortal turn to stone from catching a glimpse of it.
I had one little glimpse of another thing, one day, which gave me a great uplift.