glimmer/ray of hope

Definition of glimmer/ray of hope

:a small sign :a small chance
  • The doctor says there's a glimmer/ray of hope that he'll improve.

Word by Word Definitions

glimmer play
  1. : to shine faintly or unsteadily

  2. : to give off a subdued unsteady reflection

  3. : to appear indistinctly with a faintly luminous quality

  1. : a feeble or intermittent light

  2. : a subdued unsteady shining or sparkle

  3. : a dim perception or faint idea : inkling

ray play
  1. : any of an order (Rajiformes) of usually marine cartilaginous fishes (such as stingrays and skates) having the body flattened dorsoventrally, the eyes on the upper surface, and enlarged pectoral fins fused with the head

  1. : any of the lines of light that appear to radiate from a bright object

  2. : a beam of radiant energy (such as light) of small cross section

  3. : a stream of material particles traveling in the same line (as in radioactive phenomena)

  1. : to shine in or as if in rays

  2. : to issue as rays

  3. : to extend like the radii of a circle : radiate

hope play
  1. : to cherish a desire with anticipation : to want something to happen or be true

  2. : trust

  3. : to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment

  1. : trust, reliance

  2. : desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment

  3. : someone or something on which hopes are centered


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