gleam


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gleam

 (glēm)
n.
1. A brief beam or flash of light: saw gleams of daylight through the cracks.
2. A steady but subdued shining; a glow: the gleam of burnished gold.
3. A brief or dim indication; a trace: a gleam of intelligence.
intr.v. gleamed, gleam·ing, gleams
1. To emit a gleam; flash or glow: "Their tile roofs gleamed in the moon's pallid radiance" (Laura Joh Rowland). See Synonyms at flash.
2. To be reflected as a gleam: The sun gleamed on the water.
3. To be manifested or indicated briefly or faintly.

[Middle English glem, from Old English glǣm; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

gleam′er n.

gleam

(ɡliːm)
n
1. a small beam or glow of light, esp reflected light
2. a brief or dim indication: a gleam of hope.
vb (intr)
3. to send forth or reflect a beam of light
4. to appear, esp briefly: intelligence gleamed in his eyes.
[Old English glǣm; related to Old Norse gljā to flicker, Old High German gleimo glow-worm, glīmo brightness, Old Irish glē bright]
ˈgleaming adj
ˈgleamy adj
ˈgleamingly adv

gleam

(glim)
n.
1. a flash or beam of light: the gleam of a lantern in the dark.
2. a subdued or reflected light.
3. a brief or slight manifestation or occurrence; trace: a gleam of hope.
v.i.
4. to send forth a gleam or gleams.
5. to appear suddenly and clearly like a flash of light.
[before 1000; Middle English glem(e), Old English glǣm, c. Old High German gleimo glowworm; akin to Old Saxon glīmo brightness]
gleam′y, adj.

gleam


Past participle: gleamed
Gerund: gleaming

Imperative
gleam
gleam
Present
I gleam
you gleam
he/she/it gleams
we gleam
you gleam
they gleam
Preterite
I gleamed
you gleamed
he/she/it gleamed
we gleamed
you gleamed
they gleamed
Present Continuous
I am gleaming
you are gleaming
he/she/it is gleaming
we are gleaming
you are gleaming
they are gleaming
Present Perfect
I have gleamed
you have gleamed
he/she/it has gleamed
we have gleamed
you have gleamed
they have gleamed
Past Continuous
I was gleaming
you were gleaming
he/she/it was gleaming
we were gleaming
you were gleaming
they were gleaming
Past Perfect
I had gleamed
you had gleamed
he/she/it had gleamed
we had gleamed
you had gleamed
they had gleamed
Future
I will gleam
you will gleam
he/she/it will gleam
we will gleam
you will gleam
they will gleam
Future Perfect
I will have gleamed
you will have gleamed
he/she/it will have gleamed
we will have gleamed
you will have gleamed
they will have gleamed
Future Continuous
I will be gleaming
you will be gleaming
he/she/it will be gleaming
we will be gleaming
you will be gleaming
they will be gleaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gleaming
you have been gleaming
he/she/it has been gleaming
we have been gleaming
you have been gleaming
they have been gleaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gleaming
you will have been gleaming
he/she/it will have been gleaming
we will have been gleaming
you will have been gleaming
they will have been gleaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gleaming
you had been gleaming
he/she/it had been gleaming
we had been gleaming
you had been gleaming
they had been gleaming
Conditional
I would gleam
you would gleam
he/she/it would gleam
we would gleam
you would gleam
they would gleam
Past Conditional
I would have gleamed
you would have gleamed
he/she/it would have gleamed
we would have gleamed
you would have gleamed
they would have gleamed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gleam - an appearance of reflected lightgleam - an appearance of reflected light  
radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine, effulgence, radiance - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
2.gleam - a flash of light (especially reflected light)gleam - a flash of light (especially reflected light)
flash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
Verb1.gleam - be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"
appear, seem, look - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
spangle - glitter as if covered with spangles
shimmer - give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk
2.gleam - shine brightly, like a star or a light
radiate - cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating"
3.gleam - appear briefly; "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"
come along, appear - come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"

gleam

verb
1. shine, flash, glow, sparkle, glitter, flare, shimmer, glint, glimmer, glisten, scintillate His red sports car gleamed in the sun.
2. glow, shine Neon lights gleamed in the mist.
noun
1. glimmer, flash, beam, glow, sparkle the gleam of the headlights
2. brightness, flash, gloss, brilliance, sheen, lustre Her fair hair had a golden gleam.
3. trace, ray, suggestion, hint, flicker, glimmer, inkling There was a gleam of hope for a peaceful settlement.

gleam

nounverb
1. To emit a bright light:
2. To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
3. To shine brightly and steadily but without a flame:
Translations
بَريقوَميضيَلْمَع، يَتَلألأ
probleskovatzábleskzasvitnout
funkleglimtskinne
felcsillanásfelvillan
glætaglampiglampi, bjarmi
prošvaistėspindėjimasspindėti
atspīdētatspīdumsblāzmotuzplaiksnījums
bleščati setrohicažarek
ışıkparıldamakparıltıpırıldamakpırıltı

gleam

[gliːm]
A. N
1. [of light] → rayo m, destello m; [of metal, water] → espejeo m
with a gleam in one's eyecon ojos chispeantes
2. (fig) a gleam of hopeun rayo de esperanza
B. VI [light] → brillar, lanzar destellos; [metal, water] → espejear, relucir; [eyes] → brillar (with de)

gleam

[ˈgliːm]
n
[light] → lueur f
a gleam in sb's eye → une lueur dans le regard de qn
(= faint sign) → lueur f
a gleam of hope → une lueur d'espoir
vi
[car, surface, pan] → luire, briller
[eyes] → briller

gleam

n
Schein m, → Schimmer m; (of metal, water)Schimmern nt; a gleam of lightein Lichtschimmer m; a gleam of whiteein weißer Schimmer; the gleam from his torchder Schein seiner Taschenlampe; gleams of moonlight came through the curtainsdas Mondlicht schimmerte durch die Vorhänge
(fig) a gleam of hopeein Hoffnungsschimmer m; a gleam of pride/curiosityein Funke mvon Stolz/Neugier; a gleam of senseein Hauch mvon Vernunft; not a gleam of hope/pridekein Funke mHoffnung/Stolz; he had a (dangerous) gleam in his eyeseine Augen funkelten (gefährlich)
vischimmern; (hair, skin also)glänzen; (eyes)funkeln

gleam

[gliːm]
1. n (of light) → bagliore m; (of moonlight) → chiarore m; (of metal, water) → luccichio
with a gleam in one's eye → con gli occhi scintillanti (mischievous) → con uno sguardo furbesco
a gleam of hope → un barlume di speranza
2. vi (light, furniture) → brillare; (metal, water) → luccicare; (eyes) to gleam (with)brillare (di)

gleam

(gliːm) verb
to shine faintly. a light gleaming in the distance.
noun
1. a faint glow. the gleam of her eyes.
2. a slight sign or amount. a gleam of hope.
References in classic literature ?
No, I suppose that's right," observed Tom; but there was a queer gleam in his eye, and his chum wondered if Tom did not have in mind the prospective race between himself and Fenimore Beecher for the regard of Mary Nestor.
There was a gleam of something akin to insanity in her full, intense eyes.
Never had that lady seemed a more tempting subject than at that moment, seated there like some sensuous Madonna, with the gleam of the fading day enriching her splendid color.
A gleam of exultation shot across the darkly-painted lineaments of the inhabitant of the forest, as he traced the route of his intended victims, who rode unconsciously onward, the light and graceful forms of the females waving among the trees, in the curvatures of their path, followed at each bend by the manly figure of Heyward, until, finally, the shapeless person of the singing master was concealed behind the numberless trunks of trees, that rose, in dark lines, in the intermediate space.
A few clouds, floating high upward, caught some of the earliest light, and threw down its golden gleam on the windows of all the houses in the street, not forgetting the House of the Seven Gables, which--many such sunrises as it had witnessed--looked cheerfully at the present one.
Externally, the jollity of aged men has much in common with the mirth of children; the intellect, any more than a deep sense of humour, has little to do with the matter; it is, with both, a gleam that plays upon the surface, and imparts a sunny and cheery aspect alike to the green branch and grey, mouldering trunk.
He was gaunt and shagged, with a ewe neck, and a head like a hammer; his rusty mane and tail were tangled and knotted with burs; one eye had lost its pupil, and was glaring and spectral, but the other had the gleam of a genuine devil in it.
In the distance he saw the diminished dotted boat; and then a swift gleam of bubbling white water; and after that nothing more; whence it was concluded that the stricken whale must have indefinitely run away with his pursuers, as often happens.
Now and then there would come a gleam underneath them and he would glance about the room.
and his black visage lighted up with a curious, mischievous gleam.
While we were looking at it, GLU"CKLICHEWEISE a gleam of sunshine came out, and instantly a beautiful rainbow was formed by the spray, and hung in mid-air suspended over the awful gorge.
Then there was a wild yelp of agony and the poodle went sailing up the aisle; the yelps continued, and so did the dog; he crossed the house in front of the altar; he flew down the other aisle; he crossed before the doors; he clamored up the home-stretch; his anguish grew with his progress, till presently he was but a woolly comet moving in its orbit with the gleam and the speed of light.