glimmer

  • 21glimmer — {{11}}glimmer (n.) 1580s, from GLIMMER (Cf. glimmer) (v.). {{12}}glimmer (v.) early 14c., shine brightly, a frequentative from P.Gmc. *glim , root of O.E. glæm brightness (see GLEAM (Cf. gleam)). Sense shifted 15c. to shine faintly. Cf. Du.… …

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  • 22glimmer — glim|mer1 [ glımər ] noun count 1. ) a soft weak light that is not steady 2. ) a very slight feeling or look that is not easily noticed: There was a glimmer of amusement in his eyes. a glimmer of hope a very small sign that something might… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 23glimmer — 1. noun /ˈɡlɪmə(r),ˈɡlɪmɚ/ a) A faint light; a dim glow. The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch. b) A flash of light. A glimmer of hope …

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  • 24glimmer — n. a faint, pale, slight, weak glimmer * * * [ glɪmə] pale slight weak glimmer a faint …

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  • 25glimmer — 1 noun (U) 1 a glimmer of hope/doubt/recognition a small sign of hope, doubt etc 2 a light that is not very bright: the glimmer of a candle 2 verb (I) to shine with a light that is not very bright: A light glimmered at the end of the hall …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26glimmer — 1. verb moonlight glimmered on the lawn Syn: gleam, shine, glint, flicker, shimmer, glisten, glow, twinkle, sparkle, glitter, wink, flash; literary glister 2. noun 1) a glimmer of light Syn …

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  • 27glimmer — [ˈglɪmə] noun [C] I a soft weak light that is not steady • a glimmer of hope a very small sign that something might improve or succeed[/ex] II verb [I] glimmer [ˈglɪmə] to shine with a soft weak light that is not steady …

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  • 28Glimmer — glimmen: Mhd. glimmen »glühen«, niederl. glimmen »glühen; glänzen, schimmern, blinken«, schwed. glimma »glühen; glänzen« sind im germ. Sprachbereich eng verwandt mit mhd. glīmen »leuchten, glänzen«, asächs. glīmo »Glanz«, engl. gleam »Glanz« und… …

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  • 29glimmer — Mica Mi ca, n. [L. mica crumb, grain, particle; cf. F. mica.] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 30glimmer — I. intransitive verb (glimmered; glimmering) Etymology: Middle English glimeren; akin to Old English glǣm gleam Date: 15th century 1. a. to shine faintly or unsteadily b. to give off a subdued unsteady reflection 2. to appear indistinctly with a… …

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  • 31glimmer — verb shine faintly with a wavering light. noun 1》 a faint or wavering light. 2》 a faint sign of a feeling or quality: a glimmer of hope. Derivatives glimmering adjective &noun glimmeringly adverb Origin ME: prob. of Scand. origin; related to Swed …

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  • 32glimmer — /ˈglɪmə / (say glimuh) verb (i) 1. to shine faintly or unsteadily; twinkle; flicker. 2. to appear faintly or dimly. –noun 3. a faint or unsteady light; gleam. 4. a faint appearance or indication: a glimmer of hope. {Middle English glemer(en)… …

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  • 33glimmer — glim|mer sb., en el. et (et metalagtigt materiale til pynt; et mineral), i sms. glimmer , fx glimmerler, glimmersand …

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  • 34glimmer — mirgėjimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. flicker; flickering; glimmer vok. Flackern, n; Flimmern, n rus. мерцание, n pranc. papillotement, m …

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  • 35Glimmer — žėrutis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. isinglass stone; mica vok. Glimmer, m rus. слюда, f pranc. mica, m …

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  • 36glimmer — /glim euhr/, n. 1. a faint or unsteady light; gleam. 2. a dim perception; inkling. v.i. 3. to shine faintly or unsteadily; twinkle, shimmer, or flicker. 4. to appear faintly or dimly. [1300 50; ME glimeren to gleam; c. G glimmern; cf. OE gleomu… …

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  • 37glimmer — Synonyms and related words: blink, blinking, broad hint, clue, coruscate, coruscation, cue, firefly, gentle hint, gesture, glance, gleam, glimmering, glint, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter, glittering, glowworm, hint, implication, index,… …

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  • 38glimmer — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. glance, appearance, view, flash, sight. See vision. v. i. shine. See light, dimness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. gleam, flash, flicker; see light 1 . v. Syn. gleam, fade, shimmer; see shine 1 . III (Roget …

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  • 39Glimmer — Glimmerm 1.leichteBezechtheit.Glimmern=glühen;schwachenGlanzverbreiten.DieTrunkenheitistnochkeineloderndeFlamme,sondernnureinGlimmen.1870ff. 2.Zigarette.Sieglüht,aberbrenntnicht.1935ff …

    Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

  • 40glimmer — see GLEAM …

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