gleam1 [ glim ] verb intransitive
1. ) to shine brightly:
Her car gleamed in the sunshine.
2. ) if your eyes gleam, you look excited or happy: SHINE
a ) if a feeling or emotion gleams in your eyes, you express it with your eyes
gleam 2 [ glim ] noun count
1. ) a bright light reflected from something
2. ) a look of emotion or excitement in someone's eyes:
There was an evil gleam in his eye as he spoke.
a ) a gleam in someone's eye an idea or wish that someone has, that they cannot yet achieve:
Moving walkways have been a gleam in the eye of town planners for some time.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.