Lexicon: gladden – gleam

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gladden (-ed), v. [OE.]

Make happy; render joyous.

glance, n. [Fr.]

Quick, non-distinct look at something.

glance (-ed, -ing, -s), v. [obscure origin.]

Scan; glimpse; quickly see; briefly look.

glare, n. [ME glaren, to gleam.]

Blaze; splendor; dazzling brilliance; sudden flare of light.

glass, adj. [see glass, n.]

Icy; covered with a sheet of frozen water.

glass, n. [OE.]

  1. Transparent, rigid, fragile material used to make windows, drinking glasses, etc.
  2. Cylindrical object made of glass used to hold liquids, from which one drinks.
  3. Microscope; device permitting very close examination of a specimen, enabling the user to see minute details otherwise unseeable.
  4. Mirror; object made of glass in which one may see their own reflection.
  5. Vase; object, often cylindrical, used to hold picked flowers in water.
  6. Window; pane; sheet of transparent material in a wooden frame in a wall of a house; substance that lets in light and permits occupants to look outside.
  7. Glassy water surface; mirror-like reflection of well-water.
  8. Eyepiece; monocle; telescope; tool for viewing the heavens.

glasses, n. [see glass, n.]

Pair of lenses; frames worn on the bridge of the nose in front of the eyes to improve vision.

glaze (-s), v. [ME glasen.]

  1. Become glossy; go hazy; lose focus; turn hard, cold, and sightless; shut down the capacity for vision; [lit.] become glassy.
  2. Turn to glass; [fig.] end; stop; freeze.
  3. Overshadow; cover over; coat with something shiny.

gleam, n. [see gleam, v.]

Ray; beam; glow; shine; bright flash; glint of focused light; [fig.] enlightening effect; good consequence; positive result.

gleam (-ed), v. [OE 'shoot of light'.]

Flash; shine; enlighten with a focused ray or beam of light.