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GLEAM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gleam mean? 

GLEAM (noun)
  The noun GLEAM has 2 senses:

1. an appearance of reflected light
2. a flash of light (especially reflected light)

  Familiarity information: GLEAM used as a noun is rare.


GLEAM (verb)
  The verb GLEAM has 3 senses:

1. be shiny, as if wet
2. shine brightly, like a star or a light
3. appear briefly

  Familiarity information: GLEAM used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLEAM (noun)


Sense 1gleam [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An appearance of reflected light

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

gleam; lambency; gleaming; glow

Hypernyms ("gleam" is a kind of...):

effulgence; radiance; radiancy; refulgence; refulgency; shine (the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light)


Sense 2gleam [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flash of light (especially reflected light)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

gleaming; glimmer; gleam

Hypernyms ("gleam" is a kind of...):

flash (a sudden intense burst of radiant energy)


GLEAM (verb)


Sense 1gleam [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be shiny, as if wet

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

gleam; glint; glisten; glitter; shine

Context example:

His eyes were glistening

Hypernyms (to "gleam" is one way to...):

appear; look; seem (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "gleam"):

spangle (glitter as if covered with spangles)

shimmer (give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2gleam [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shine brightly, like a star or a light

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

glimmer; gleam

Hypernyms (to "gleam" is one way to...):

radiate (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

Lights gleam on the horizon
The horizon is gleaming with lights


Sense 3gleam [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appear briefly

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

A terrible thought gleamed in her mind

Hypernyms (to "gleam" is one way to...):

appear; come along (come into being or existence, or appear on the scene)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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