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Meaning of GLIMPSE

Pronunciation:  glimps

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quick look
  2. [n]  a brief or incomplete view; "from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake"
  3. [n]  a vague indication; "he caught only a glimpse of the professor's meaning"
  4. [v]  catch a glimpse of; see briefly

GLIMPSE is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: coup d'oeil, glance
 See Also: aspect, eye-beaming, indicant, indication, look, looking, looking at, panorama, prospect, scene, see, side-glance, side-look, view, vista



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glimpse\, n. [For glimse, from the root of glimmer.]
    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.
    3. A faint idea; an inkling.
  2. \Glimpse\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glimpsed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Glimpsing}.]
    to appear by glimpses; to catch glimpses. --Drayton.
  3. \Glimpse\, v. t.
    To catch a glimpse of; to see by glimpses; to have a short or
    hurried view of.
          Some glimpsing and no perfect sight.     --Chaucer.
Thesaurus Terms
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