Glint to Gloomy

(Glint) n. [OE. glent.] A glimpse, glance, or gleam. [Scot.] "He saw a glint of light." Ramsay.

(Glint), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Glinting.] [OE. glenten. Cf. Glance, v. i., Glitter, v. i.] To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter. Burns.

(Glint), v. t. To glance; to turn; as, to glint the eye.

(||Gli*o"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. glue + -oma.] (Med.) A tumor springing from the neuroglia or connective tissue of the brain, spinal cord, or other portions of the nervous system.

(||Gli"res) n. pl. [L., dormice.] (Zoöl.) An order of mammals; the Rodentia.Gli"rine a.

(||Glis`sade") n. [F., fr. glisser to slip.] A sliding, as down a snow slope in the Alps. Tyndall.

(Glis*san"do) n. & a. [As if It. = Fr. glissant sliding.] (Mus.) A gliding effect; gliding.

(||Glis*sette") n. [F., fr. glisser to slip.] (Math.) The locus described by any point attached to a curve that slips continuously on another fixed curve, the movable curve having no rotation at any instant.

(Glist) n. [From Glisten.] Glimmer; mica.

(Glis"ten) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glistened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glistening ] [OE. glistnian, akin to glisnen, glisien, AS. glisian, glisnian, akin to E. glitter. See Glitter, v. i., and cf. Glister, v. i.] To sparkle or shine; especially, to shine with a mild, subdued, and fitful luster; to emit a soft, scintillating light; to gleam; as, the glistening stars.

Syn. — See Flash.

(Glis"ter) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glistered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glistering.] [OE. glistren; akin to G. glistern,glinstern, D. glinsteren, and E. glisten. See Glisten.] To be bright; to sparkle; to be brilliant; to shine; to glisten; to glitter.

All that glisters is not gold.

(Glis"ter), n. Glitter; luster.

(Glis"ter), n. [Cf. OF. glistere.] Same as Clyster.

(Glis"ter*ing*ly), adv. In a glistering manner.

(Glit"ter) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glittered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glittering.] [OE. gliteren; akin to Sw. glittra, Icel. glitra, glita, AS. glitenian, OS. glitan, OHG. glizzan, G. gleissen, Goth. glitmunjan, and also to E. glint, glisten, and prob. glance, gleam.]

1. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.

The field yet glitters with the pomp of war.

2. To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court.

Syn. — To gleam; to glisten; to shine; to sparkle; to glare. See Gleam, Flash.

(Glit"ter), n. A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage. Milton.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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