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GLIMPSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glimpse mean? 

GLIMPSE (noun)
  The noun GLIMPSE has 3 senses:

1. a quick look
2. a brief or incomplete view
3. a vague indication

  Familiarity information: GLIMPSE used as a noun is uncommon.


GLIMPSE (verb)
  The verb GLIMPSE has 1 sense:

1. catch a glimpse of or see briefly

  Familiarity information: GLIMPSE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLIMPSE (noun)


Sense 1glimpse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quick look

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

coup d'oeil; glance; glimpse

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

look; looking; looking at (the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "glimpse"):

eye-beaming (a radiant glance of the eye)

side-glance; side-look (a glance sideways)


Sense 2glimpse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brief or incomplete view

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake

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

aspect; panorama; prospect; scene; view; vista (the visual percept of a region)


Sense 3glimpse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vague indication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he caught only a glimpse of the professor's meaning

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

indicant; indication (something that serves to indicate or suggest)


GLIMPSE (verb)


Sense 1glimpse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Catch a glimpse of or see briefly

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

We glimpsed the Queen as she got into her limousine

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

see (perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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