what is difference between gleam and gleaming
- (noun) From Middle English gleme, from Old English glæm, from Proto-Germanic *glaimiz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰley-.
- (verb) Derived from the Middle English noun form before the first millennium.
- IPA(key): /ɡliːm/
- Rhymes: -iːm
gleam (plural gleams)
- A small or indistinct shaft or stream of light.
- Synonyms: beam, ray
- (figuratively) A glimpse or hint; an indistinct sign of something.
- Synonyms: flicker, glimmer, trace
- Brightness or shininess; splendor.
- Synonyms: dazzle, lambency, shine
gleam (third-person singular simple present gleams, present participle gleaming, simple past and past participle gleamed) (intransitive)
- To shine; to glitter; to glisten.
- Synonyms: glint, sparkle, glow, shine
- To be briefly but strongly apparent.
- Synonyms: flare, flash, kindle
- (obsolete, falconry) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
- “gleam”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, →ISBN.
- “gleam” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- “gleam” in On-line Medical Dictionary, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1997–2005.
- “gleam” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.
- Gamel, megal-
- IPA(key): /ˈɡliːmɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -iːmɪŋ
gleaming (comparative more gleaming, superlative most gleaming)
- Having a bright sheen.
gleaming (plural gleamings)
- A flash of reflected light.
- shining, glowing, glinting
- present participle of gleam