verb (used with object), glimpsed, glimps·ing.
verb (used without object), glimpsed, glimps·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for glimpse
Word Origin for glimpse
Word Origin and History 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.).