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Definition of the noun glimpse

What does glimpse mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: glimpses

  1. a quick look
  2. a brief or incomplete view
  3. a vague indication
    • example: he caught only a glimpse of the professor's meaning
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: indicant / indication = something that serves to indicate or suggest

Alternative definition of the noun glimpse


  1. A brief look, glance, or peek.

Definition of the verb glimpse

What does glimpse mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: glimpsed | glimpsing | glimpses

  1. catch a glimpse of or see briefly

Alternative definition of the verb glimpse


  1. [transitive] To see or view briefly or incompletely.


Glimpse is a musical group.


  1. "Glimpse" is a musical EP of Trapt.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  2. "Glimpse" is a musical album of Sonicflood.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  3. "Glimpse" a.k.a. "Sakura Chirari" is a 2007 single by ℃-ute.
  4. "Glimpse" a.k.a. "Glimpse: Live Recordings from Around the World" is Sonicflood's sixth original album and second live album. It was released on October 31, 2006.


  1. GLIMPSE is a text indexing and retrieval software program originally developed at the University of Arizona by Udi Manber, Sun Wu, and Burra Gopal. It was released under the ISC open source license in September 2014.
  2. Glimpse: Glimpse.

Phrases with Glimpse

  1. to glimpse
  2. catch a glimpse

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Glimpse

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Google previewCrabb's English Synonymes (1917)

by George Crabb

GLIMPSE, Glance. A glimpse is the action of the object appearing to the eye; a glance is the action of the eye seeking the object: one catches a glimpse of an object; one casts a glance at an object: the latter, therefore, ...

Google previewIntelligent Mathematical Software Systems (1990)

by E.N. Houstis, R. Vichnevetsky, J.R. Rice

GLIMPSE The major KBFE activity with which NAG has been involved to date is called GLIMPSE ([8]). GLIMPSE is a KBFE based on a working prototype system developed as part of a collaborative project funded under the UK Alvey ...

Google previewEnglish synonymes (1839)

Explained in alphabetical order by George Crabb, J. H. Hedley

A GLIMPSE is the action of the object appearing to the eye; a GLANCE is the action of the eye seeking the object: one casts a glance at an object: the latterthere— fore is properly the means, the formeris the end: we get a glimpse by means of ...

Google previewPeirce and Biosemiotics (2014)

A Guess at the Riddle of Life by Vinicius Romanini, Eliseo Fernández

the glimpse is a particular kind of visual experience that we habitually (thirdness) connect to a range of possible interpretations, as well as ...

Google previewHamidian Palestine (2011)

Politics and Society in the District of Jerusalem 1872-1908 by Johann Büssow

One such glimpse is an interview given by Jerusalem's former deputy to the Ottoman parliament Chapter Eight The Infrastructure of the Public Sphere.

Google previewThe Ecological Approach to Visual Perception (2014)

Classic Edition by James J. Gibson

The artificially produced glimpse is an abnormal kind of vision, not the simplest kind on which normal vision is based. It is a poor sort of awarenesss. But it has seemed to be fundamental for hitherto persuasive reasons: it results from an image; ...

Google previewA New, Peculiar State (2000)

Explorations in Soviet History, 1917-1937 by Andrea Graziosi

The first such glimpse is that of the winning over to "Stalinism" of the so-called " Russian" right wing of the KP(b)U, and subsequently of this party in its entirety." It brings us to that fundamental question of the relationships — noticed immediately ...

Google previewAccuracy (2014)

A Guide to Living Skillfully and Successfully in Today’s Crazy Times by PHILIP “Sharp Skills” JACOBS

A glimpse is a piece ofthe puzzle, something that leads to your larger vision. It is important toknow the difference. Sometimes a vision is so big that there will be parts of it thatwe can make clear and other areas that you will have torevisit.

Google previewSensing Corporeally (2003)

Toward a Posthuman Understanding by Floyd Merrell

nate the future, and the only past it vaguely lets us glimpse is that which occurred in the instant just before. There is no elsewhere, there is no before, there is no after. (1999: 16) Extended consciousness, on the other hand, is a complex ...

Google previewRemote Control (1994)

Power, Cultures, and the World of Appearances by Barbara Kruger

The glimpse is that which shines unsteadily; the intermittent glow and not the beacon. The glimpse is never anthematic like a fixation and lacks the insistence of a stare or the lascivi- ousness of an ogle. It carries the interrupted enlightenment ...

Google previewThe Horse who Drank the Sky (2008)

Film Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory by Murray Pomerance

As we are sutured, every glimpse is a stitch in a binding protocol that penetrates our sovereignty and produces a relentless, overwhelming education. The way ...

Google previewDraft House of Lords Reform Bill (2012)

report session 2010-12, Vol. 2: Oral and associated written evidence by Great Britain: Parliament: Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill, Stationery Office (U.k.)

Professor Sir Ian Kennedy: The glimpse is that we need to be aware that, as regards the House of Commons, there is a history of 30 years or more of Prime Ministers saying, “Well, whatever the SSRB may have recommended from time to time, ...

Google previewWintu Dictionary (1985)

by Harvey Pitkin

al} glimpse, shadowy, phantom (cf.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

glimmer ; Glimpse, n.s. \ Ial. glimber; Belg. glimmen. To shine faintly ; a weak and gentle light, sometimes quick and flashing. — Hence metaphorically, a brief enjoyment; a transitory view; a resemblance. □' □□ if that ye nrighten see, ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

glimmer; GLIMPSE, n.s. $ Isl.glimber; Belg. limmen. To shine faintly; a weak and gentle f. sometimes quick and flashing.—Hence metaphorically, a brief enjoyment; a transitory view; a resemblance. –—if that ye mighten see, Ye wold not ...

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We are certainly getting ahead; if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar. (Sigmund Freud)
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Scrabble value of G2L1I1M3P3S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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