Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gleam

2 senses of gleam

Sense 1
gleam, gleaming, glow, lambency -- (an appearance of reflected light)
       => radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency -- (the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light)

Sense 2
gleam, gleaming, glimmer -- (a flash of light (especially reflected light))
       => flash -- (a sudden intense burst of radiant energy)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gleam

3 senses of gleam

Sense 1
glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine -- (be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening")
       => look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

Sense 2
gleam, glimmer -- (shine brightly, like a star or a light)
       => radiate -- (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating")

Sense 3
gleam -- (appear briefly; "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind")
       => appear, come along -- (come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago")

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