Glim meaning

glĭm
A source of light, as a candle.
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The illumination given off by such a source.
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A light, as a lamp, candle, etc.
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An eye.
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(slang) A light, candle, lantern.
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(slang) An eye.
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Origin of glim

  • Perhaps short for glimmer
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English glimme; of uncertain origin; likely ON; cp. Nor. dial. glim, OSwed. glim & glimma; apparently ultimately from Proto-Germanic *glim-.
    From Wiktionary