Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
[Akin to G.
glimmera faint, trembling light, mica,
glimmento shine faintly, glow, Sw.
Gleama ray, and cf.
To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light;
A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam.
Gloss of satin and
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To shoot feeble or scattered rays of light; as the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp.
When rosy morning glimmer'd o'er the dales.
The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day.
2.To shine faintly; to give a feeble light.
Mild evening glimmered on the lawn.
1.In mineralogy, mica, glist, muscovy-glass; a mineral resulting from crystallization, but rarely found in regular crystals. usually it appears in thin, flexible, elastic lamins, which exhibit a high polish and strong luster. It is an essential ingredient in granite, gneiss, and mica slate.