Glimpse meaning

glĭmps
The definition of a glimpse is a fast, quick look.

An example of glimpse is when you catch a quick look at the sunset just before the sun disappears from the sky.

noun
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A brief look, glance, or peek.

I only got a glimpse of the car, so I can tell you the colour but not the registration number.

noun
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To appear by glimpses.

verb
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To glimpse is defined as to catch a quick look at something.

An example of glimpse is when you get a quick look at your performance review across the table before the boss covers it up.

verb
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(archaic) A brief flash of light.
noun
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To catch a brief, quick view of, as in passing; perceive momentarily and incompletely.
verb
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To obtain a brief, incomplete view of.
verb
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To look briefly; glance.

Glimpsed at the headlines.

verb
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To look quickly; glance (at)
verb
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(archaic) A brief, sudden shining; flash.
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A faint, fleeting appearance; slight trace.
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A brief, quick view.
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A sudden flash.
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A brief, incomplete view or look.
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A faint idea; an inkling.
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To see or view briefly or incompletely.

I have only begun to glimpse the magnitude of the problem.

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Origin of glimpse

  • Middle English glimsen to glisten, glance ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition