Gleam Gleam, n. [OE. glem, gleam, AS. gl[ae]m, prob. akin to E. glimmer, and perh. to Gr. ? warm, ? to warm. Cf. {Glitter}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A shoot of light; a small stream of light; a beam; a ray; a glimpse. [1913 Webster]

Transient unexpected gleams of joi. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

At last a gleam Of dawning light turned thitherward in haste His [Satan's] traveled steps. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

A glimmer, and then a gleam of light. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. Brightness; splendor. [1913 Webster]

In the clear azure gleam the flocks are seen. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.