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glimmering


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glimmering  \Glim"mer*ing\,  n. 
  1.  Faint,  unsteady  light;  a  glimmer.  --South. 
 
  2.  A  faint  view  or  idea;  a  glimpse;  an  inkling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glimmer  \Glim"mer\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Glimmered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Glimmering}.]  [Akin  to  G.  glimmer  a  faint,  trembling 
  light,  mica,  glimmern  to  glimmer,  glimmen  to  shine  faintly, 
  glow,  Sw  glimma,  Dan.  glimre  D.  glimmen,  glimpen  See 
  {Gleam}  a  ray,  and  cf  {Glimpse}.] 
  To  give  feeble  or  scattered  rays  of  light;  to  shine  faintly; 
  to  show  a  faint,  unsteady  light;  as  the  glimmering  dawn;  a 
  glimmering  lamp. 
 
  The  west  yet  glimmers  with  some  streaks  of  day  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  gleam;  to  glitter.  See  {Gleam},  {Flash}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glimmering 
  adj  :  shining  softly  and  intermittently;  "the  glimmering  mist  of  a 
  spring  rain  splashed  by  sun  and  streaked  by  rainbow"- 
  Claudia  Cassidy  "glimmering  candlelight"  [syn:  {glimmery}] 




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