- IPA: /ɡliːm/
gleam (plural gleams)
- a small or indistinct shaft or stream of light.
- A glimmer, and then a gleam of light.
- a glimpse or hint; an indistinct sign of something.
- The rescue workers preserved a gleam of optimism that they might still survive.
- brightness or shininess; splendor.
- 1713, Alexander Pope, Windsor Forest:
- In the clear azure gleam the flocks are seen.
- (small shaft or stream of light) beam, ray
- (glimpse or indistinct sign) flicker, glimmer, trace
- (brightness or splendor) dazzle, lambency, shine
- German: Funke
- Russian: про́блеск
- German: Glanz
- Russian: (flash) вспы́шка
gleam (gleams, present participle gleaming; past and past participle gleamed) (intransitive)
- To shine; to glitter; to glisten.
- To be briefly but strongly apparent.
- (obsolete, falconry) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
- (to shine, glitter, or glisten) glint, sparkle
- (to radiate or emanate) glow, shine
- (to be briefly but strongly apparent) flare, flash, kindle
- French: luire