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Meaning of GLANCE

Pronunciation:  glans

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quick look
  2. [v]  rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several lampposts"
  3. [v]  throw a glance at; take a brief look at; "She only glanced at the paper"; "glint" is archaic; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"

GLANCE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: carom, coup d'oeil, glimpse, glint, peek
 See Also: bounce, bound, eye-beaming, look, look, looking, looking at, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, side-glance, side-look, spring, take a hop



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glance\, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G.
    glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen},
    {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.]
    1. A sudden flash of light or splendor.
             Swift as the lightning glance.        --Milton.
    2. A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a
       swift survey; a glimpse.
             Dart not scornful glances from those eyes. --Shak.
    3. An incidental or passing thought or allusion.
             How fleet is a glance of the mind.    --Cowper.
    4. (Min.) A name given to some sulphides, mostly
       dark-colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as
       the sulphide of copper, called copper glance.
    {Glance coal}, anthracite; a mineral composed chiefly of
    {Glance cobalt}, cobaltite, or gray cobalt.
    {Glance copper}, chalcocite.
    {Glance wood}, a hard wood grown in Cuba, and used for
       gauging instruments, carpenters' rules, etc. --McElrath.
  2. \Glance\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glanced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.
             From art, from nature, from the schools, Let random
             influences glance, Like light in many a shivered
             lance, That breaks about the dappled pools.
    2. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart
       aside. ''Your arrow hath glanced''. --Shak.
             On me the curse aslope Glanced on the ground.
    3. To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a
       momentary or hasty view.
             The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth
             glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven.
    4. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to
       hint; -- often with at.
             Wherein obscurely C[ae]sar"s ambition shall be
             glanced at.                           --Shak.
             He glanced at a certain reverend doctor. --Swift.
    5. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be
       visible only for an instant at a time; to move
       interruptedly; to twinkle.
             And all along the forum and up the sacred seat, His
             vulture eye pursued the trip of those small glancing
             feet.                                 --Macaulay.
  3. \Glance\, v. t.
    1. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a
       moment; as, to glance the eye.
    2. To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly. [Obs.]
             In company I often glanced it.        --Shak.
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