Glimpse \Glimpse\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glimpsed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glimpsing}.] to appear by glimpses; to catch glimpses. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Glimpse — Glimpse, v. t. To catch a glimpse of; to see by glimpses; to have a short or hurried view of. [1913 Webster] Some glimpsing and no perfect sight. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glimpse — Glimpse, n. [For glimse, from the root of glimmer.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash; transient luster. [1913 Webster] LIght as the lightning glimpse they ran. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A short, hurried view; a transitory or fragmentary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glimpse — [n] brief look eye, eyeball*, flash*, gander*, glance, glom*, gun*, impression, lamp*, look see*, peek, peep, quick look, sight, sighting, slant, squint, swivel*; concept 623 Ant. stare glimpse [v] look briefly catch sight of, check out, descry,… …   New thesaurus

  • glimpse — index find (discover), pierce (discern), spy, vision (dream) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • glimpse — (v.) c.1400, to glisten, be dazzling, probably from O.E. *glimsian shine faintly, from P.Gmc. *glim (see GLEAM (Cf. gleam)). If so, the intrusive p would be there to ease pronunciation. Sense of catch a quick view first recorded mid 15c. Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • glimpse — n glance, peep, peek, *look, sight, view Contrasted words: surveying or survey, observing or observation, contemplating or contemplation (see corresponding verbs at SEE): scrutiny, examination, inspection (see under SCRUTINIZE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • glimpse — ► NOUN ▪ a momentary or partial view. ► VERB ▪ see briefly or partially. ORIGIN originally in the sense «shine faintly»: probably Germanic, related to GLIMMER(Cf. ↑glimmering) …   English terms dictionary

  • glimpse — [glimps] vt. glimpsed, glimpsing [ME glimsen (with unhistoric p ) < base of OE glæm (see GLEAM), akin to MHG glimsen, MDu glinsen] to catch a brief, quick view of, as in passing; perceive momentarily and incompletely vi. to look quickly;… …   English World dictionary

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