Glimpse

Definition of Glimpse

n.1.
1.A sudden flash; transient luster.
LIght as the lightning glimpse they ran.
- Milton.
2.A short, hurried view; a transitory or fragmentary perception; a quick sight.
Here hid by shrub wood, there by glimpses seen.
- S. Rogers.
3.A faint idea; an inkling.
v. i.1.to appear by glimpses; to catch glimpses.
[imp. & p. p. Glimpsed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glimpsing.]
v. t.1.To catch a glimpse of; to see by glimpses; to have a short or hurried view of.
Some glimpsing and no perfect sight.
- Chaucer.

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a little learning, amateurism, behold, blink, cast, cast a glance, catch sight of, clap eyes on, descry, dilettantism, dilettantship, discern, discover, distinguish, espy, flash, gander, glance at, glimmering, glint, half an eye, half-learning, have in sight, imperfect knowledge, ken, lay eyes on, look on, look upon, make out, observe, peep, perceive, pick out, quick sight, rapid glance, recognize, sciolism, semi-learning, shallowness, sight, slant, slight knowledge, smattering, smattering of ignorance, smattering of knowledge, spot, spy, squiz, superficiality, surface-scratching, take in, twig, vague notion, view, wink, witness
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