The definition of a glimpse is a fast, quick look.(noun)
An example of glimpse is when you catch a quick look at the sunset just before the sun disappears from the sky.
To glimpse is defined as to catch a quick look at something.(verb)
An example of glimpse is when you get a quick look at your performance review across the table before the boss covers it up.
See glimpse in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME glimsen (with unhistoric -p-) < base of OE glæm (see gleam), akin to MHG glimsen, MDu glinsen
See glimpse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English glimsen, to glisten, glance; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
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