Glim Glim, n. 1. Brightness; splendor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. A light or candle. [Slang] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

{Douse the glim}, put out the light. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

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  • GLIM — or Glim may refer to: * GLIM (Generalized Linear Interactive Modelling), a statistical software program for fitting generalized linear models * The DC Comic character Jonas Glim * Glimmer or glim, a reflective device used for cheating at cards …   Wikipedia

  • glim — glim·mery; glim; glim·mer; glim·mer·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • glim — [glim] n. [ME glimme, radiance, prob. < Scand, as in OSwed glimma, akin to GLEAM, MHG glim, a spark] Slang 1. a light, as a lamp, candle, etc. 2. an eye …   English World dictionary

  • glim — /glim/, n. 1. a light or lamp. 2. Scot. a little bit; small portion; scrap. [1690 1700; see GLIMPSE, GLIMMER] * * * …   Universalium

  • glim — (n.) 18c. slang, a light, candle, lantern; 19c. slang an eye, probably a back formation from GLIMMER (Cf. glimmer) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glim — /glɪm/ (say glim) –noun 1. Obsolete a light. –phrase 2. douse the glim, World War I Colloquial to put out a light. {British cant glim candle, or other light} …   Australian English dictionary

  • glim — I s ( men, glim) BOT II s ( met, glim, best. pl. men) glimmande, svagt sken …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • glim — noun /ɡlɪm/ a) A light. Come along here, Ill give ye a glim in a jiffy; and so saying he lighted a candle and held it towards me, offering to lead the way. b) An eye …   Wiktionary

  • glim — noun Etymology: perhaps short for 2glimmer Date: circa 1700 something that furnishes light (as a lantern or candle); also illumination given off by such a source …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • GLIM — generalized linear interactive model …   Medical dictionary