: something that furnishes light (such as a lantern or candle)
also : illumination given off by such a source

Word History


perhaps short for glimmer entry 2

First Known Use

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glim was circa 1700

Dictionary Entries Near glim

Cite this Entry

“Glim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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