To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
- A brief beam or flash of light: saw gleams of daylight through the cracks.
- A steady but subdued shining; a glow: the gleam of burnished gold.
- A brief or dim indication; a trace: a gleam of intelligence.
- To emit a gleam; flash or glow: "It shone with gold and gleamed with ivory” ( Edith Hamilton). See Synonyms at flash.
- To be manifested or indicated briefly or faintly.
- To cause to emit a flash of light.