verb (used with object), glimpsed, glimps·ing.
verb (used without object), glimpsed, glimps·ing.
- glimmer ice,
- glinka, mikhail ivanovich,
Origin of glimpse
Examples from the Web for glimpse
The tumult was such that young Sarah had cause to worry that she might not get even a glimpse of Will and Kate.
On the back cover of the first paperback edition we get a glimpse of the media buzz.
When he gets his hands on a Canon copier, the reader gets a glimpse into the unique fashion in which his mind works.
It is a glimpse at life exactly as it was at 3:32 am on April 6, 2009 when the earthquake stopped time.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That tells us not just the story of other star systems, but offers a glimpse into our own deep history, the one we can never see.
The boys, and those in the room, caught a glimpse of the old miner as he hurried past the window after the gambler.Two Boy Gold Miners|Frank V. Webster
But even in that glimpse I saw the change which years had brought.Aladdin & Co.|Herbert Quick
One night Amy caught a glimpse of us at some public place, I forget which.The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two|Harriette Wilson
She passed outside Madagascar and Mauritius without a glimpse of the land.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"|Joseph Conrad
In doing so he caught a glimpse of his face in the small mirror which hung at one side, and he burst out laughing.The Argosy|Various
Word Origin for glimpse
c.1400, "to glisten, be dazzling," probably from Old English *glimsian "shine faintly," from Proto-Germanic *glim- (see gleam). If so, the intrusive -p- would be there to ease pronunciation. Sense of "catch a quick view" first recorded mid-15c. Related: Glimpsed. The noun is recorded from mid-16c.; earlier in verbal noun glimpsing (mid-14c.).