Gleam

Definition of Gleam

v. i.1.(Falconry) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
n.1.
1.A shoot of light; a small stream of light; a beam; a ray; a glimpse.
At last a gleam
Of dawning light turned thitherward in haste
His [Satan's] traveled steps.
- Milton.
A glimmer, and then a gleam of light.
- Longfellow.
2.Brightness; splendor.
In the clear azure gleam the flocks are seen.
- Pope.
v. t.1.To shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east.
[imp. & p. p. Gleamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gleaming.]
2.To shine; to cast light; to glitter.
1.To shoot out (flashes of light, etc.).

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coruscation, flare, flicker, glance, glint, glitter, hint, indication, inkling, light, look, ray, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation, shaft, spark, suggestion, trace, vestige
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