Glister definition

glĭstər
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To glisten.
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Glitter; brilliance.
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All that glisters is not gold. Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (II, vii)

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A brilliant flash; a glint.
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Alternative form of clyster.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glister
Plural:
glisters

Origin of glister

  • Middle English glisteren probably from Middle Dutch glinsteren or Middle Low German glisteren ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Compare Old French glistere.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English glistren

    From Wiktionary