gleam vs gleaming what difference

what is difference between gleam and gleaming

English

Etymology

  • (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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡliːm/
  • Rhymes: -iːm

Noun

gleam (plural gleams)

  1. A small or indistinct shaft or stream of light.
    Synonyms: beam, ray
  2. (figuratively) A glimpse or hint; an indistinct sign of something.
    Synonyms: flicker, glimmer, trace
  3. Brightness or shininess; splendor.
    Synonyms: dazzle, lambency, shine

Translations

Verb

gleam (third-person singular simple present gleams, present participle gleaming, simple past and past participle gleamed) (intransitive)

  1. To shine; to glitter; to glisten.
    Synonyms: glint, sparkle, glow, shine
  2. To be briefly but strongly apparent.
    Synonyms: flare, flash, kindle
  3. (obsolete, falconry) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.

Translations

See also

  • leam

References

  • “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.

Anagrams

  • Gamel, megal-


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡliːmɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -iːmɪŋ

Adjective

gleaming (comparative more gleaming, superlative most gleaming)

  1. Having a bright sheen.

Translations

Noun

gleaming (plural gleamings)

  1. A flash of reflected light.

Synonyms

  • shining, glowing, glinting

Translations

Verb

gleaming

  1. present participle of gleam

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