Glimpse

  • 1 GLIMPSE — is a text indexing and retrieval software program originally developed at the University of Arizona by Udi Manber, Sun Wu, and Burra Gopal. A web server version called WebGlimpse is now being maintained under a pay per line licence. Neither… …

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  • 2 Glimpse — may refer to:* Glimpse (album), an album by SONICFLOOd* Glimpse EP, an album by TraptGLIMPSE may refer to:* The Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid Plane Survey Extraordinaire , an astronomical survey performed by the Spitzer Space Telescope* GLIMPSE, a …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 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,… …

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

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 glimpse — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 brief sight of sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, fleeting, the merest, momentary, quick ▪ occasional, rare ▪ Th …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 glimpse — 01. We just barely got a [glimpse] of the cougar before it ran off. 02. Fans waited for hours outside the hotel waiting for a [glimpse] of their favorite rock star. 03. The computer exhibition offered a brief [glimpse] into the technological… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 glimpse — I UK [ɡlɪmps] / US noun [countable] Word forms glimpse : singular glimpse plural glimpses * 1) an occasion when you see someone or something for a moment only glimpse of: The crowd were anxious for a glimpse of the President. Every so often she… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 glimpse — glimpse1 [ glımps ] noun count * 1. ) an occasion when you see someone or something for a moment only: glimpse of: The crowd were anxious for a glimpse of the President. Every so often she got a fleeting (=very quick) glimpse of the church… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 glimpse — n. 1) to catch a glimpse of 2) a brief, fleeting glimpse 3) a glimpse into (a glimpse into the life of a coal miner) * * * [glɪmps] fleeting glimpse a brief to catch a glimpse of a glimpse into (a glimpse into the life of a coal miner) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 glimpse — glimpse1 [glımps] n 1.) a quick look at someone or something that does not allow you to see them clearly glimpse of ▪ They caught a glimpse of a dark green car. brief/fleeting/quick glimpse (=a very short look) ▪ We only had a fleeting glimpse of …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 glimpse — [[t]glɪ̱mps[/t]] glimpses, glimpsing, glimpsed 1) N COUNT: usu N of n If you get a glimpse of someone or something, you see them very briefly and not very well. Some of the fans had waited 24 hours outside the Hyde Park Hotel to catch a glimpse… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 glimpse — glance, glimpse A glance (which can be followed by at, into, over, or through) is a brief look • (He cast a doting glance at his wife M. Underwood, 1973 • There were glances of frustration as balls went astray and half chances failed to be… …

    Modern English usage

  • 20 glimpse — 1 verb (T) 1 to see someone or something for a moment without getting a complete view of them: I glimpsed her face in the crowd, but then she was gone see glance 2 2 to begin to understand something for a moment: He glimpsed the despair that she… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English