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Webster 1913 Edition


Glimmer

Glim′mer

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Glimmered
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Glimmering
.]
[Akin to G.
glimmer
a faint, trembling light, mica,
glimmern
to glimmer,
glimmen
to shine faintly, glow, Sw.
glimma
, Dan.
glimre
, D.
glimmen
,
glimpen
. See
Gleam
a ray, and cf.
Glimpse
.]
To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light;
as, the
glimmering
dawn; a
glimmering
lamp.
Syn. – To gleam; to glitter. See
Gleam
,
Flash
.

Glim′mer

,
Noun.
1.
A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam.
Gloss of satin and
glimmer
of pearls.
Tennyson.
2.
Mica. See
Mica
.
Woodsward.
Glimmer gowk
,
an owl.
[Prov. Eng.]
Tennyson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Glimmer

GLIM'MER

, v.i.
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.

GLIM'MER

,
Noun.
A faint light; feeble scattered rays of light.
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.

Definition 2023


Glimmer

Glimmer

See also: glimmer

German

Noun

Glimmer m (genitive Glimmers, no plural)

  1. (mineralogy) mica

Declension

glimmer

glimmer

See also: Glimmer

English

Noun

glimmer (plural glimmers)

  1. A faint light; a dim glow.
    The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch.
  2. A flash of light.
  3. A faint or remote possibility.
    A glimmer of hope.
  4. (mineralogy, dated) mica

Synonyms

Translations

Verb

glimmer (third-person singular simple present glimmers, present participle glimmering, simple past and past participle glimmered)

  1. (intransitive) To shine with a faint, unsteady light.
    The fireflies glimmered in the dark.
    the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp
    • Shakespeare
      The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day.

Synonyms

Translations


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Derived from glimre (glitter, glisten, sparkle). Definition 2 is from German. Has also undergone influence from English.

Noun

(uncountable) glimmer m - glimmeren (singular definite)

  1. (literary and formal) magnificence, glitter, tinsel, something that shines
    Rikdommens glimmer
    The tinsel of wealth
  2. mica
    Glimmer er et mineral som lett spaltes i tynne flak.
    Mica is a mineral that easily separates into thin leaves

Derived terms

  • Lys glimmer = white mica (literally: "bright mica")

Synonyms

References

  • glimmer” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “glimmer” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Derived from glimre (glitter, glisten, sparkle), with influence from English. The definition is from German.

Noun

(uncountable) glimmer m - glimmeren (singular definite)

  1. mica
    Glimmer er eit mineral som lett spaltast i tynne flak.
    Mica is a mineral that easily separates into thin leaves

Derived terms

  • Lys glimmer = white mica (literally: "bright mica")

Synonyms

  • kråkesølv, mica, mikanitt

References

  • “glimmer” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.