Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Alert and quick to respond.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Quick or perception or apprehension; acute; clever; sharp.—
  • Nimble; active; lively.
  • Easily moved; slippery.
  • 4. Keen-edged; sharp: applied to things, as to a knife.
  • noun Same as cleg.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Scot. Quick of perception; alert; sharp.

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  • verb regional To glance.
  • noun regional A look or glance.
  • noun Alternative form of cleg.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, clear-sighted, from Old Norse glöggr; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

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  • Cf. the Scots term gleg-eyed; sharp-sighted.

    June 14, 2011