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.