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glimpse

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verb \ˈglim(p)s\

Simple Definition of glimpse

  • : to look at or see (something or someone) for a very short time

Full Definition of glimpse

glimpsedglimps·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  glimmer

  3. 2 :  to look briefly

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to get a brief look at

glimps·er noun

Examples of glimpse

  1. We glimpsed him through the window as his car sped past.

  2. <just glimpsed at the photo then turned his attention elsewhere>



Origin of glimpse

Middle English glimsen; akin to Middle High German glimsen to glimmer, Old English glǣm gleam


First Known Use: 14th century


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glimpse

noun

Simple Definition of glimpse

  • : a brief or quick view or look

Full Definition of glimpse

  1. 1 archaic :  glimmer

  2. 2 :  a fleeting view or look

Examples of glimpse

  1. We caught a glimpse of him through the window as his car sped past.

  2. <I only got a glimpse of him as we drove by.>



Circa 1540

First Known Use of glimpse

circa 1540


GLIMPSE Defined for Kids

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glimpse

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verb \ˈglimps\

Definition of glimpse

glimpsedglimps·ing

  1. :  to catch a quick view of




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glimpse

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noun

Definition of glimpse

  1. :  a short hurried look





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