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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gleam /ˈglim/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gleam v. i.  Falconry To disgorge filth, as a hawk.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gleam, n.
 1. A shoot of light; a small stream of light; a beam; a ray; a glimpse.
    Transient unexpected gleams of joi.   --Addison.
 At last a gleam
 Of dawning light turned thitherward in haste
 His [Satan's] traveled steps.   --Milton.
    A glimmer, and then a gleam of light.   --Longfellow.
 2. Brightness; splendor.
    In the clear azure gleam the flocks are seen.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gleam, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gleamed p. pr. & vb. n. Gleaming.]
 1. To shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east.
 2. To shine; to cast light; to glitter.
 Syn: -- To Gleam, Glimmer, Glitter.
 Usage: To gleam denotes a faint but distinct emission of light. To glimmer describes an indistinct and unsteady giving of light. To glitter imports a brightness that is intense, but varying. The morning light gleams upon the earth; a distant taper glimmers through the mist; a dewdrop glitters in the sun. See Flash.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gleam, v. t. To shoot out (flashes of light, etc.).
    Dying eyes gleamed forth their ashy lights.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an appearance of reflected light [syn: gleaming, glow, lambency]
      2: a flash of light (especially reflected light) [syn: gleaming,
      v 1: be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening" [syn: glitter,
            glisten, glint, shine]
      2: shine brightly, like a star or a light [syn: glimmer]
      3: appear briefly; "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"