from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To shine by reflection with a sparkling luster. See Synonyms at flash.
- n. A sparkling, lustrous shine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to reflect light with a glittering luster; to sparkle, coruscate, glint or flash
- n. A glittering shine; a scintillation, sparkle or flash.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To sparkle or shine; especially, to shine with a mild, subdued, and fitful luster; to emit a soft, scintillating light; to gleam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shine gleamingly; sparkle with light; especially, to shine with a scintillating or twinkling light: as, glistening snow; the glistening stars; his face glistened with pleasure.
- Synonyms Glister, Glitter, etc. See glare, intransitive verb
- n. Glitter; sparkle; gleam.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
- v. be shiny, as if wet
Middle English glisnen, from Old English glisnian; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English glisnian. (Wiktionary)