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glimpse

 
 
pronunciation:
glImps
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a quick look.
I caught a glimpse of him before he vanished in the crowd.
synonyms:
glance
similar words:
look, peek, peep, sight
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: glimpses, glimpsing, glimpsed
definition: to get a quick look at.
I glimpsed the presents in the closet before she closed the door.
synonyms:
spot
similar words:
see, spy, view
derivation: glimpser (n.)