Gleam

  • 21 gleam — 01. The cat s eyes blazed yellow in the [gleam] of my flashlight. 02. He polished his new car until it was [gleaming]. 03. The hikers set out at the first [gleam] of dawn. 04. Snowflakes [gleamed] like tiny diamonds in her long, black hair. 05.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 22 gleam — 1 verb (I) 1 to shine softly: The spire of the Golden Temple gleamed in the autumn sun. (+ with): the table s surface gleaming with wax polish 2 gleam with happiness/joy etc if your eyes or face gleam with a feeling, they show it: His face… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 23 gleam — [[t]glim[/t]] n. 1) a flash or beam of light: the gleam of a lantern in the dark[/ex] 2) a subdued or reflected light 3) a brief or slight manifestation or occurrence; trace: a gleam of hope[/ex] 4) to send forth a gleam or gleams 5) to appear… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 24 gleam — 1. verb the new silver tea service positively gleams Syn: shine, glimmer, glint, glitter, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle, flicker, wink, glisten, flash; literary glister 2. noun 1) a gleam of light Syn: glimme …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 25 gleam — /glim / (say gleem) noun 1. a flash or beam of light. 2. dim or subdued light. 3. a brief or slight manifestation: a gleam of hope. –verb (i) 4. to send forth a gleam or gleams. 5. to appear suddenly and clearly, like a flash of light. –phrase 6 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 26 gleam — [gliːm] verb [I] I 1) to shine brightly 2) if your eyes gleam, you look excited or happy Syn: shine II noun [C] gleam [gliːm] 1) a bright light that is reflected from something 2) a look of emotion or excitement in someone s eyes …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 27 gleam — n. & v. n. 1 a faint or brief light (a gleam of sunlight). 2 a faint, sudden, intermittent, or temporary show (not a gleam of hope). v.intr. 1 emit gleams. 2 shine with a faint or intermittent brightness. 3 (of a quality) be indicated (fear… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 28 gleam — 1. noun a) a small or indistinct shaft or stream of light. The rescue workers preserved a gleam of optimism that they might still survive. b) a glimpse or hint; an indistinct sig …

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  • 29 gleam — [OE] Gleam is one of a very wide range of English words beginning with gl that denote ‘shining’ (others include glare, glint, glister, glitter, and glow). Originally it was a noun, which came from Germanic *glaim , *glim (source also of glimmer… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 30 gleam — verb 1》 shine brightly, especially with reflected light. 2》 (of an emotion) be expressed by a person s eyes. noun 1》 a faint or brief light. 2》 a brief or faint instance of a quality or emotion. Phrases a gleam in someone s eye see eye.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 31 gleam — 1. verb a light gleamed Syn: shine, glint, glitter, shimmer, glimmer, sparkle, twinkle, flicker, wink, glisten, flash 2. noun a gleam of light Syn: flash, glimmer, glint …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 32 gleam — [OE] Gleam is one of a very wide range of English words beginning with gl that denote ‘shining’ (others include glare, glint, glister, glitter, and glow). Originally it was a noun, which came from Germanic *glaim , *glim (source also of glimmer… …

    Word origins

  • 33 gleam — Synonyms and related words: beam, burn, coruscation, flare, flash, flicker, glance, glare, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, glow, hint, indication, inkling, light, look, radiate, ray, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation, shaft, shimmer, shine …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 34 gléam — m ( es/ as) revelry, joy, jubilation …

    Old to modern English dictionary

  • 35 gleam — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. light, beam, flash, glimmer, ray. v. i. shine, glow, glitter, glimmer. See light. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. glow, beam, shimmer; see light 1 , 3 . v. Syn. shimmer, glimmer, sparkle, flash; see shine 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 36 gleam — sb. HD. 2122 v. n. Wright’s L. P. p. 36 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 37 gleam — glɪːm n. flash of light; glow; sparkle; shine v. flash; sparkle; shine with subdued brightness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 38 gleam — I. n. 1. Ray, beam, glance, glimmer, glimmering. 2. Lustre, brightness, splendor, gleaming, flash, flashing, coruscation, glitter, glittering. II. v. n. Glimmer, shine, glitter, sparkle, coruscate, flash, beam, glance …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 39 gleam — n 1. flash, glare, beam, ray, shaft; streak, lightning, patch, coruscation, fulguration; shimmer, flicker, twinkle, glitter, glimmer; sparkle, shine, glint, glistening; flutter, flare, spark, scintilla. 2. subdued light, glow, incandescence;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 40 gleam —    Anapa, ōlino, huali …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary