from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Archaic Twilight; gloaming.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. gloaming, twilight

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The twilight; gloaming.
  • intransitive v. To begin to grow dark; to grow dusky.
  • intransitive v. To be sullen or morose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To grow dark: as, it begins to gloam.
  • 2. To be sullen; gloom.
  • n. The gloaming.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the time of day immediately following sunset


Back-formation from gloaming.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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