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glim·mer

 (glĭm′ər)
n.
1. A dim or intermittent flicker or flash of light.
2. A faint manifestation or indication; a trace: a glimmer of understanding.
intr.v. glim·mered, glim·mer·ing, glim·mers
1. To emit a dim, intermittent light: "The ocean glimmered on her left like an iridescent pewter bowl" (Elizabeth Adler). See Synonyms at flash.
2. To be reflected in dim, intermittent flashes: "Starlight glimmered on rusty metal" (David Drake).
3. To appear faintly or indistinctly: Hope still glimmered in our minds.

[Middle English glimeren, to glitter, glimmer; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glimmer

(ˈɡlɪmə)
vb (intr)
1. (of a light, candle, etc) to glow faintly or flickeringly
2. to be indicated faintly: hope glimmered in his face.
n
3. a glow or twinkle of light
4. a faint indication
[C14: compare Middle High German glimmern, Swedish glimra, Danish glimre]

glim•mer

(ˈglɪm ər)

n.
1. a faint or unsteady light; gleam.
2. a dim perception; faint glimpse or idea; inkling.
v.i.
3. to shine faintly or unsteadily; twinkle, shimmer, or flicker.
4. to appear faintly or dimly.
[1300–50; Middle English glimeren to gleam, c. Middle High German glimmern]

glimmer


Past participle: glimmered
Gerund: glimmering

Imperative
glimmer
glimmer
Present
I glimmer
you glimmer
he/she/it glimmers
we glimmer
you glimmer
they glimmer
Preterite
I glimmered
you glimmered
he/she/it glimmered
we glimmered
you glimmered
they glimmered
Present Continuous
I am glimmering
you are glimmering
he/she/it is glimmering
we are glimmering
you are glimmering
they are glimmering
Present Perfect
I have glimmered
you have glimmered
he/she/it has glimmered
we have glimmered
you have glimmered
they have glimmered
Past Continuous
I was glimmering
you were glimmering
he/she/it was glimmering
we were glimmering
you were glimmering
they were glimmering
Past Perfect
I had glimmered
you had glimmered
he/she/it had glimmered
we had glimmered
you had glimmered
they had glimmered
Future
I will glimmer
you will glimmer
he/she/it will glimmer
we will glimmer
you will glimmer
they will glimmer
Future Perfect
I will have glimmered
you will have glimmered
he/she/it will have glimmered
we will have glimmered
you will have glimmered
they will have glimmered
Future Continuous
I will be glimmering
you will be glimmering
he/she/it will be glimmering
we will be glimmering
you will be glimmering
they will be glimmering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glimmering
you have been glimmering
he/she/it has been glimmering
we have been glimmering
you have been glimmering
they have been glimmering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glimmering
you will have been glimmering
he/she/it will have been glimmering
we will have been glimmering
you will have been glimmering
they will have been glimmering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glimmering
you had been glimmering
he/she/it had been glimmering
we had been glimmering
you had been glimmering
they had been glimmering
Conditional
I would glimmer
you would glimmer
he/she/it would glimmer
we would glimmer
you would glimmer
they would glimmer
Past Conditional
I would have glimmered
you would have glimmered
he/she/it would have glimmered
we would have glimmered
you would have glimmered
they would have glimmered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glimmer - a flash of light (especially reflected light)glimmer - a flash of light (especially reflected light)
flash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
2.glimmer - a slight suggestion or vague understanding; "he had no inkling what was about to happen"
suggestion - an idea that is suggested; "the picnic was her suggestion"
Verb1.glimmer - shine brightly, like a star or a light
radiate - cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating"

glimmer

verb
1. gleam, shine, glow, sparkle, glitter, blink, flicker, shimmer, twinkle, glisten The moon glimmered faintly through the mists.
noun
1. glow, ray, sparkle, gleam, blink, flicker, shimmer, twinkle In the east there is the faintest glimmer of light.
2. trace, ray, suggestion, hint, grain, gleam, flicker, inkling Our last glimmer of hope faded.

glimmer

noun
A sudden quick light:
verb
1. To shine with intermittent gleams:
2. To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
Translations
وَمْضَه، بَصيصوَميضيومِضُ
matně svítitmihotánímihotat seslabý zásvitzáblesk
glimtglimteskinne
halvány fénypislákolás
glætalÿsa dauft og flöktanditÿra
mirgėjimasspindulėlis
blāva gaismablāvotmirgojumsmirgotuzplaiksnījums
kančeksvetlikanjesvetlikati sežarek
az miktarazıcıksoğuk soğuk parıldamaksoluk parıltı

glimmer

[ˈglɪməʳ]
A. N
1. [of light] → luz f trémula; [of water] → espejeo m
2. (fig) without a glimmer of understandingsin dar el menor indicio de haber comprendido
there is a glimmer of hopehay un rayo de esperanza
B. VI [light] → brillar con luz trémula; [water] → espejear

glimmer

[ˈglɪmər]
viluire
n
[light] → lueur f
[hope, interest] → lueur f
a glimmer of hope → une lueur d'espoir

glimmer

n
(of light, candle etc)Schimmer m; (of fire)Glimmen nt; the glimmer of the distant riverdas Schimmern des Flusses in der Ferne; the faint glimmer of dawnder schwache Schein der Morgendämmerung
(fig: also glimmering) = gleam N b
vi (light, water)schimmern; (flame, fire)glimmen

glimmer

[ˈglɪməʳ]
1. n (of light, also) (fig) → barlume m; (of water) → luccichio
2. vi (light) → baluginare; (water) → luccicare

glimmer

(ˈglimə) verb
to shine faintly. A single candle glimmered in the darkness.
noun
1. a faint light.
2. a slight sign or amount. a glimmer of hope.
References in classic literature ?
And yet the faint, sad smile, so often there, now seemed to glimmer from its obscurity, and linger on Father Hooper's lips.
Down the Strand the lamps were but misty splotches of diffused light which threw a feeble circular glimmer upon the slimy pavement.
None of the other houses were inhabited, and that at which we stopped was as dark as its neighbors, save for a single glimmer in the kitchen window.
Through the foliage that roofed the little summer-house the moonlight flickered to and fro, and fell silvery white on the dark floor, the table, and the circular bench, with a continual shift and play, according as the chinks and wayward crevices among the twigs admitted or shut out the glimmer.
The shapes of the famous persons who once sat in the chair will be more apt to come back, and be seen among us, in this glimmer and pleasant gloom, than they would in the vulgar daylight.
I stood watching their white dresses glimmer smaller and smaller down the sidewalk as they went away.
Soon the night nursery was in darkness, but for the glimmer from the night-light, and very still save when the door creaked as a man peered in at the little figure on the bed.
One Whimsie alone seemed to have a glimmer of sense, for he asked:
Little by little he approached the conservatory--entered it, after a moment's reflection--detected the glimmer of a white dress in the distance, through the shrubs and flowers--advanced to get a nearer view of the lady--and burst into Clara's presence with a cry of delight.
As to the other face, always invisible to us, it has of necessity three hundred and fifty-four hours of absolute night, tempered only by that "pale glimmer which falls upon it from the stars.
It passes before my eyes in detail, it glimmers at me as out of a mist; and as it does so, well-known faces appear, which seem actually to be present with me in this room
With wholesale trade and manufacturing contracting, rail carriers have had no glimmer of hope to raise their prices.