Definition of Glimpse

1. Noun. A quick look.

Exact synonyms: Coup D'oeil, Glance
Generic synonyms: Look, Looking, Looking At
Specialized synonyms: Eye-beaming, Side-glance, Side-look
Derivative terms: Glance



2. Verb. Catch a glimpse of or see briefly. "We glimpsed the Queen as she got into her limousine"
Generic synonyms: See

3. Noun. A brief or incomplete view. "From the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake"
Generic synonyms: Aspect, Panorama, Prospect, Scene, View, Vista

4. Noun. A vague indication. "He caught only a glimpse of the professor's meaning"
Generic synonyms: Indicant, Indication

Definition of Glimpse

1. n. A sudden flash; transient luster.

2. v. i. to appear by glimpses; to catch glimpses.

3. v. t. To catch a glimpse of; to see by glimpses; to have a short or hurried view of.

Definition of Glimpse

1. Noun. A brief look, glance, or peek. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To see or view briefly or incompletely. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glimpse

1. to see for an instant [v GLIMPSED, GLIMPSING, GLIMPSES]

Medical Definition of Glimpse

1. 1. A sudden flash; transient luster. "LIght as the lightning glimpse they ran." (Milton) 2. A short, hurried view; a transitory or fragmentary perception; a quick sight. "Here hid by shrub wood, there by glimpses seen." (S. Rogers) 3. A faint idea; an inkling. Origin: For glimse, from the root of glimmer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Glimpse

glikes
glim
glime
glimed
glimepiride
glimes
gliming
glimmer
glimmered
glimmering
glimmeringly
glimmerings
glimmers
glimmery
glimms
glimpse (current term)
glimpsed
glimpser
glimpsers
glimpses
glimpsing
glims
glint
glint in the milkman's eye
glinted
glintier
glintiest
glinting
glints
glinty

Literary usage of Glimpse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne (1874)
"IN WHICH A SLIGHT glimpse IS HAD OF SAN FRANCISCO. IT was seven in the morning when Mr. Fogg, Aouda, and Passepartout set foot upon the American continent, ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Survey 34:152- 4 My 15 '15 Mostly moujik—a glimpse of the Russian artel and ... war—Belligerents—Russia Industries and resources Mostly moujik—a glimpse of ..."

3. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"At the left, the door of the dining-room, slightly ajar, afforded a glimpse of empty bottles on the sideboards, and napkins on the backs of chairs; ..."

4. The Journal of Geography (1915)
"A glimpse AT NEBRASKA INDIAN GEOGRAPHY By Melvin ... it will be seen that the limits of this paper can afford only a glimpse of the subject. ..."

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