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glimpse

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verb \ˈglim(p)s\

Definition of glimpse

glimpsed

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glimpsing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  glimmer

  3. 2 :  to look briefly <glimpsed at the letter and then threw it aside>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to get a brief look at <glimpsed him as he sped by in his car>

glimpser

noun

Examples of glimpse in a sentence

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

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

Origin and Etymology 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

Definition of glimpse

  1. 1 archaic :  glimmer

  2. 2 :  a fleeting view or look <caught only a glimpse of the mugger>

Examples of glimpse in a sentence

  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.>

Origin and Etymology of glimpse

see 1glimpse


First Known Use: circa 1540


GLIMPSE Defined for English Language Learners

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glimpse

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verb \ˈglim(p)s\

Definition of glimpse for English Language Learners

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


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glimpse

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Definition of glimpse for English Language Learners

  • : a brief or quick view or look


GLIMPSE Defined for Kids

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glimpse

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verb \ˈglimps\

Definition of glimpse for Students

glimpsed

glimpsing

  1. :  to catch a quick view of


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glimpse

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noun

Definition of glimpse for Students

  1. :  a short hurried look



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