gleaming

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gleam \Gleam\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Gleamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gleaming}.]

1. To shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east.

2. To shine; to cast light; to glitter.

Syn: To {Gleam}, {Glimmer}, {Glitter}.

Usage: To gleam denotes a faint but distinct emission of light. To glimmer describes an indistinct and unsteady giving of light. To glitter imports a brightness that is intense, but varying. The morning light gleams upon the earth; a distant taper glimmers through the mist; a dewdrop glitters in the sun. See {Flash}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

gleaming

adjective

1: bright with a steady but subdued shining; "from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights"; "the gleaming brass on the altar"; "Nereids beneath the nitid moon" [syn: {agleam}, {gleaming}, {nitid}]

noun

1: a flash of light (especially reflected light) [syn: {gleam}, {gleaming}, {glimmer}]

2: an appearance of reflected light [syn: {gleam}, {gleaming}, {glow}, {lambency}]


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