Associations to the word «Gleam»

Wiktionary

GLEAM, noun. A small or indistinct shaft or stream of light.
GLEAM, noun. A glimpse or hint; an indistinct sign of something.
GLEAM, noun. Brightness or shininess; splendor.
GLEAM, verb. To shine; to glitter; to glisten.
GLEAM, verb. To be briefly but strongly apparent.
GLEAM, verb. (obsolete) (falconry) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.

Dictionary definition

GLEAM, noun. An appearance of reflected light.
GLEAM, noun. A flash of light (especially reflected light).
GLEAM, verb. Be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening".
GLEAM, verb. Shine brightly, like a star or a light.
GLEAM, verb. Appear briefly; "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats