Crossword clues for gleam
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gleam \Gleam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gleamed; p. pr. & vb. n. Gleaming.]
To shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east.
To shine; to cast light; to glitter.
Syn: To Gleam, Glimmer, Glitter.
Usage: To gleam denotes a faint but distinct emission of light. To glimmer describes an indistinct and unsteady giving of light. To glitter imports a brightness that is intense, but varying. The morning light gleams upon the earth; a distant taper glimmers through the mist; a dewdrop glitters in the sun. See Flash.
Gleam \Gleam\, v. i. [Cf. OE. glem birdlime, glue, phlegm, and E. englaimed.] (Falconry) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
Gleam \Gleam\, n. [OE. glem, gleam, AS. gl[ae]m, prob. akin to E. glimmer, and perh. to Gr. ? warm, ? to warm. Cf. Glitter.]
A shoot of light; a small stream of light; a beam; a ray; a glimpse.
Transient unexpected gleams of joi.
At last a gleam Of dawning light turned thitherward in haste His [Satan's] traveled steps.
A glimmer, and then a gleam of light.
In the clear azure gleam the flocks are seen.
Gleam \Gleam\, v. t. To shoot out (flashes of light, etc.).
Dying eyes gleamed forth their ashy lights.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English glæm "brilliant light; brightness, splendor, radiance," from Proto-Germanic *glaimiz (cognates: Old Saxon glimo "brightness;" Middle High German glim "spark," gleime "glowworm;" German glimmen "to glimmer, glow;" Old Norse glija "to shine, glitter"), from root *glim-, from PIE *ghel- (2) "to shine," with derivatives referring to bright materials and gold (see glass).
early 13c., from gleam (n). Related: Gleamed; gleaming.\n
n. 1 a small or indistinct shaft or stream of light. 2 a glimpse or hint; an indistinct sign of something. 3 brightness or shininess; splendor. vb. 1 To shine; to glitter; to glisten. 2 To be briefly but strongly apparent. 3 (context obsolete falconry English) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
shine brightly, like a star or a light [syn: glimmer]
appear briefly; "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"
Gleam is a live album recorded in 1975 by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was released as a double LP on Sony Music Japan and features a live performance recorded in Tokyo by Hubbard, Carl Randall, George Cables, Henry Franklin, Carl Burnett and Buck Clark. The selections are extended performances of material from Hubbard's recent albums "High Energy" and "Polar AC"; as well as three songs from the upcoming and as of then unrecorded album "Liquid Love". (Sessions for "Liquid Love" began the day after this concert.) In 2012 the album was released as a double cd on the Wounded Bird label.
Gleam may refer to:
- Gleam (album)
- The Gleam
- Gay and Lesbian Employees at Microsoft (GLEAM)
- Samsung SCH-u700, also called the "Samsung Gleam"
- GLEaM, Global Epidemic and Mobility Model
Usage examples of "gleam".
Suddenly, Abrim wanted nothing so much as to exit this gleaming sterile bubble and get back to his crowded, cluttered ship.
With a redder, more abysmal gleam in his deep dark eyes he told of men and women flayed alive, mutilated and dismembered, of captives howling under tortures so ghastly that even the barbarous Cimmerian grunted.
She glanced down at her own nakedness, accessorized with gleaming surgical steel.
Suddenly she heard movement in the undergrowth and whirled to see Acorn lunging toward her with a crazed gleam in his eyes.
Sevilla with some muledrivers who had decided to stop at the inn that night, and since everything our adventurer thought, saw, or imagined seemed to happen according to what he had read, as soon as he saw the inn it appeared to him to be a castle complete with four towers and spires of gleaming silver, not to mention a drawbridge and deep moat and all the other details depicted on such castles.
Tarrant entered the aeroponics room, the gleaming white PVC pipe and enameled steel in shining contrast to the dim red of the fishery.
Now, as he stood before her, naked torso gleaming in the candlelight, muscles rippling, eyes afire with their ebony fury, she was bleakly sorry.
Minutes later his airmobile was at two thousand feet and climbing to merge into an eastbound traffic corridor with the rainbow towers of Houston gleaming in the sunlight on the skyline ahead.
As he jumped hastily to his feet, his face very red and his mouth flowing with apologies to the alcalde for his clumsiness, he glanced downward swiftly into one of his hands, and then, with another quick gleam of cunning triumph in his eyes, he quickly slipped the hand into one of his pockets, and, taking his place in front of the barrel, faced the alcalde.
Had there been a light in her belly, dim briny light in that pillowing womb, dusk enough to light a page, bacterial smear of light, an amniotic gleam that I could taste, old, deep, wet and warm?
And before she had any time to prepare herself for it, there they stood on the embankment, with the Grand Canal opening resplendently before them in gleaming amorphous blues and greens and olives and silvers, and the tottering palace fronts of marble and inlay leaning over to look at their faces in it, and the mooring poles, top-heavy, striped, lantern-headed, bristling outside the doorways in the cobalt-shadowed water, and the sudden bunches of piles propped together like drunks holding one another up outside an English pub after closing time.
But that transitory gleam of the true animalism of these monsters was enough.
Raoul-technology skin, and they reached respectfully to stroke the gleaming egg-shaped Memory that Arles held in his hand.
Golden bracelets and armbands gleamed upon each wrist and armthe gifts of grateful kings and princes whom she had served.
Many of the plantations carried billboards with the AFI logo and others, and there was even another AFI plant research station, a small complex of gleaming glass and chrome that looked as if it would be more at home on the Bath Road out of London than in the middle of Africa.