from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A momentary flash of light; a sparkle.
- n. A faint or fleeting indication; a trace.
- intransitive v. To gleam or flash briefly. See Synonyms at flash.
- transitive v. To cause to gleam or flash.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. short flash of light
- v. to flash briefly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glimpse, glance, or gleam.
- transitive v. To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter.
- transitive v. To glance; to turn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shine; gleam; glance; show suddenly, as a gleam of light or a flash of lightning, or an objeet appearing and disappearing.
- To glance; turn the eyes.
- To glance aside; pass by.
- To pass quickly or suddenly, like a gleam of light.
- To reflect in glints or flashes.
- To cast; throw; put aside.
- n. A gleam; a shimmer of light, as through a chink; a flash, as of lightning.
- n. A glimpse; a momentary view.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. throw a glance at; take a brief look at
- n. a spatially localized brightness
- v. be shiny, as if wet
- n. a momentary flash of light
Middle English glent, of Scandinavian origin; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)