intransitive verb (glistered; glistering) Etymology: Middle English glistren; akin to Old English glisian Date: 14th century glitterglister noun

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  • Glister — Glis ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glistered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glistering}.] [OE. glistren; akin to G. glistern,glinstern, D. glinsteren, and E. glisten. See {Glisten}.] To be bright; to sparkle; to be brilliant; to shine; to glisten; to glitter.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glister — Glis ter, n. Glitter; luster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glister — Glis ter, n. [Cf. OF. glistere.] Same as {Clyster}. [1913 Webster] Glisteringly Glis ter*ing*ly, adv. In a glistering manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glister — (v.) late 14c., probably from or related to Low Ger. glisten, M.Du. glisteren, from PIE root *ghel to shine, glitter (see GLASS (Cf. glass)). Related: Glistered; glistering. As a noun, from 1530s …   Etymology dictionary

  • glister — [glis′tər] vi., n. [ME glisteren, prob. < LowG, as in MDu glinsteren, MLowG glistern, akin to GLISTEN] archaic var. of GLISTEN …   English World dictionary

  • glister — glisteringly, adv. /glis teuhr/, v.i. Archaic. 1. to glisten; glitter. n. 2. glitter; sparkle. [1350 1400; ME; akin to GLISTEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • glister — 1. verb To gleam, glisten or coruscate All that glisters is not gold. Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (II, vii) 2. noun A brilliant flash; a glint …   Wiktionary

  • glister — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks: coruscate, flash, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink. See LIGHT. II noun Sparkling, brilliant light: flash …   English dictionary for students

  • glister — n. glitter, sparkle; brilliance v. (Archaic) shine or sparkle brightly; glisten …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glister — [ glɪstə] literary verb sparkle; glitter. noun a sparkle. Origin ME: prob. from Mid. Low Ger. glistern or MDu. glisteren …   English new terms dictionary

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