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1. A sudden flash; transient luster. LIght as the lightning glimpse they ran. (Milton)

2. A short, hurried view; a transitory or fragmentary perception; a quick sight. Here hid by shrub wood, there by glimpses seen. (s. Rogers)

3. A faint idea; an inkling.

Origin: For glimse, from the root of glimmer.