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Belief is so valuable and living that it infuses with life everything it enters! It transforms the fleeting glimmer of transitory life into eternal life, dispelling the transience in it.
Said Nursi

Meaning of "glimmer" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GLIMMER

Compare Middle High German glimmern, Swedish glimra, Danish glimre.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GLIMMER

glimmer  [ˈɡlɪmə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GLIMMER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Glimmer is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb glimmer in English.

WHAT DOES GLIMMER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of glimmer in the English dictionary

The first definition of glimmer in the dictionary is to glow faintly or flickeringly. Other definition of glimmer is to be indicated faintly. Glimmer is also a glow or twinkle of light.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GLIMMER

PRESENT

Present
I glimmer
you glimmer
he/she/it glimmers
we glimmer
you glimmer
they glimmer
Present continuous
I am glimmering
you are glimmering
he/she/it is glimmering
we are glimmering
you are glimmering
they are glimmering
Present perfect
I have glimmered
you have glimmered
he/she/it has glimmered
we have glimmered
you have glimmered
they have glimmered
Present perfect continuous
I have been glimmering
you have been glimmering
he/she/it has been glimmering
we have been glimmering
you have been glimmering
they have been glimmering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I glimmered
you glimmered
he/she/it glimmered
we glimmered
you glimmered
they glimmered
Past continuous
I was glimmering
you were glimmering
he/she/it was glimmering
we were glimmering
you were glimmering
they were glimmering
Past perfect
I had glimmered
you had glimmered
he/she/it had glimmered
we had glimmered
you had glimmered
they had glimmered
Past perfect continuous
I had been glimmering
you had been glimmering
he/she/it had been glimmering
we had been glimmering
you had been glimmering
they had been glimmering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will glimmer
you will glimmer
he/she/it will glimmer
we will glimmer
you will glimmer
they will glimmer
Future continuous
I will be glimmering
you will be glimmering
he/she/it will be glimmering
we will be glimmering
you will be glimmering
they will be glimmering
Future perfect
I will have glimmered
you will have glimmered
he/she/it will have glimmered
we will have glimmered
you will have glimmered
they will have glimmered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been glimmering
you will have been glimmering
he/she/it will have been glimmering
we will have been glimmering
you will have been glimmering
they will have been glimmering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would glimmer
you would glimmer
he/she/it would glimmer
we would glimmer
you would glimmer
they would glimmer
Conditional continuous
I would be glimmering
you would be glimmering
he/she/it would be glimmering
we would be glimmering
you would be glimmering
they would be glimmering
Conditional perfect
I would have glimmer
you would have glimmer
he/she/it would have glimmer
we would have glimmer
you would have glimmer
they would have glimmer
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been glimmering
you would have been glimmering
he/she/it would have been glimmering
we would have been glimmering
you would have been glimmering
they would have been glimmering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you glimmer
we let´s glimmer
you glimmer
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to glimmer
Past participle
glimmered
Present Participle
glimmering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GLIMMER


aglimmer
əˈɡlɪmə
biopolymer
ˈbaɪəʊˌpɒlɪmə
copolymer
kəʊˈpɒlɪmə
homopolymer
ˌhɒməʊˈpɒlɪmə
limma
ˈlɪmə
limmer
ˈlɪmə
photopolymer
ˌfəʊtəʊˈpɒlɪmə
polymer
ˈpɒlɪmə
slimmer
ˈslɪmə
terpolymer
ˌtɜːˈpɒlɪmə
ulama
ˈuːlɪmə
ulema
ˈuːlɪmə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GLIMMER

glide path
glide slope
glide time
glider
gliding
glidingly
gliff
glift
glim
glime
glimmering
glimmeringly
glimmery
glimpse
glimpser
Glinka
glint
glinty
glioblastoma
glioma

WORDS THAT END LIKE GLIMMER

backswimmer
blue swimmer
brimmer
dimmer
free-swimmer
gimmer
grimmer
hedge trimmer
hummer
krimmer
nimmer
nonswimmer
primmer
rimmer
shimmer
simmer
skimmer
Strimmer
swimmer
trimmer
Zimmer

Synonyms and antonyms of glimmer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GLIMMER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «glimmer» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of glimmer

Translation of «glimmer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GLIMMER

Find out the translation of glimmer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of glimmer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «glimmer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

闪烁微光
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

brillar con luz tenue
570 millions of speakers

English

glimmer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किरण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بصيص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проблеск
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tremeluzir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আভাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étinceler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berkilau
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schimmern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ちらちら光る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

희미하게 빛나다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Glimmer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một chút hy vọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுட்டெரித்துவிடும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंधुक आशा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hafif ışık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

luccicare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przebłysk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проблиск
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

licărire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αχτίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skynsel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

strimma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

glimmer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of glimmer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GLIMMER»

The term «glimmer» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.171 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GLIMMER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about glimmer

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4 QUOTES WITH «GLIMMER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word glimmer.
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Mick Jagger
Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.
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Said Nursi
Belief is so valuable and living that it infuses with life everything it enters! It transforms the fleeting glimmer of transitory life into eternal life, dispelling the transience in it.
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Francine Prose
Long before the idea of a writer's conference was a glimmer in anyone's eye, writers learned by reading the work of their predecessors. They studied meter with Ovid, plot construction with Homer, comedy with Aristophanes; they honed their prose style by absorbing the lucid sentences of Montaigne and Samuel Johnson.
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Doug Stanhope
You should laugh everywhere you can find even the slightest glimmer of humour.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GLIMMER»

Discover the use of glimmer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to glimmer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Business, Your Life, ...
InGlimmer, award-winning journalist Warren Berger shows how these visionary thinkers are taking design principles out of the studio and applying them to the tough issues of today, from making medicines safer to counteracting the threats of ...
Warren Berger, 2011
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Glimmer
When Marshall King and Elyse Alton suddenly wake up tangled in each other's arms with zero memory of how they got there or even who they are, it's the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future.
Phoebe Kitanidis, 2012
3
Glimmer of a New Leviathan: Total War in the Realism of ...
This engrossing story of how the three chief architects of a powerful ideology struggled with the implications of their own creation offers crucial context for contemporary debates about the resort to war and weapons of mass destruction.
Campbell Craig, 2013
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The Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction: Volume 1: ...
Useful techniques, informed perspectives, and inspired nudges from a wealth of accomplished writers are offered in the first volume of this new series, compiled from the nation's leading short fiction literary journal. 15,000 first printing ...
Susan Burmeister-Brown, Linda B. Swanson-Davies, 2006
5
Silverquest (Glimmer Quest, Book One)
Book 1 of the Glimmer Quest series The king of Serendonia falls victim to an accidental wound that refuses to heal, and his lands and people suffer its effects as well.
Katherine Kingston, 2004
6
Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction, Vol. 2: Inspiration ...
The second volume in the series, Inspiration and Discipline, features advice about finding ideas and developing a writing habit from a great list of writers including Lorrie Moore, Ha Jin, Robert Olen Butler, Richard Russo, Tobias Wolfe and ...
Susan Burmeister-Brown, Linda B. Swanson-Davies, 2007
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Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine
Seemingly inseparable "brothers in swing," until their life on the road-full of drugs, women, and alcohol-tore them apart.
Warren Leight, 2002
8
With the Silent Glimmer of God's Spirit: A Postmodern Look ...
"With the Silent Glimmer of God's Spirit gives a comprehensive account of recent developments in sacramental theology in the context of postmodern thinking.
Lambert Leijssen, 2006
9
Glimmer
Zellie Wells' life is changing.
Stacey Wallace Benefiel, 2012
10
Glimmer
A college student finds herself searching for her father's identity as she struggles to find her own identity after several terrible confrontations with other students
Annie Waters, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GLIMMER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term glimmer is used in the context of the following news items.
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J.P. Crawford offers Phillies glimmer of hope at 2nd Futures Game
Only time will tell. Whoever makes those decisions, I'll be ready when they call. ” — Shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford on when he'll make his ... «Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, Jul 15»
2
Uranium and gold offer glimmer of good news
There is no prize for guessing that iron ore companies have plunged to the bottom of the resources component of this year's TSR survey; but ... «Business News, Jul 15»
3
Relief -- and much anger -- in Greece as Tsipras clinches deal
We had a glimmer of hope. We were prepared for something bad to happen and then the worst happened. This is what most people think.". «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Emotional Riley Knight a glimmer of light for Adelaide
THEY were the tears Adelaide had to shed, triggered by inspirational debutant Riley Knight's raw lament on the night football changed for good ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
5
Kerry in glimmer of hope as Iran talks hit third week
VIENNA: Tough talks on a deal ending a 13-year standoff over Iran's nuclear programme headed into a third successive weekend, as top US ... «SAMAA TV, Jul 15»
6
Modi-Sharif talks a glimmer of light: BJP
If the BJP applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first bilateral talks on Friday with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa, Russia, ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
7
Purchasing managers find glimmer of optimism
While the Houston economy is likely poised for contraction during the coming quarter, the closely watched survey of area purchasing managers ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
8
Our say: At former Fawcett site, a glimmer of hope
Getting rid of the unsightly parking lot on the north side of Ego Alley is apparently far beyond the city's current ambitions. But there must be a ... «CapitalGazette.com, Jul 15»
9
Glimmer of hope for Aby Rosen at Lever House
A competitive lending environment and skyrocketing Midtown rents could work in Aby Rosen's favor as RFR Realty seeks to refinance its ... «The Real Deal Magazine, Jul 15»
10
Budget battle continues with glimmer of hope for state workers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A temporary budget passed Thursday in Springfield, but the budget woes are far from over. "This bill will be vetoed and ... «CInewsNow, Jul 15»

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