glance, glimpse, coup d'oeil(verb)
a quick look
glance, peek, glint(verb)
throw a glance at; take a brief look at
"She only glanced at the paper"; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"
hit at an angle
A brief or cursory look.
A form of mineral with a brilliant lustre.
To look briefly (at something).
She glanced at her reflection as she passed the mirror.
To graze a surface.
The spring sunlight was glancing on the water of the pond.
To hit lightly with the head, make a deft header.
a sudden flash of light or splendor
a quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse
an incidental or passing thought or allusion
a name given to some sulphides, mostly dark-colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance
to shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash
to strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. "Your arrow hath glanced"
to look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view
to make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at
to move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle
to shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye
to hint at; to touch lightly or briefly
Origin: [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. Gleen, Glint, Glitter, and Glance a mineral.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
glans, n. a sudden shoot of light: a darting of the eye: a momentary view: a term applied to minerals exhibiting a pseudo-metallic lustre.—v.i. to dart a ray of light or splendour: to snatch a momentary view: to fly off obliquely: to make a passing allusion.—v.t. to dart suddenly or obliquely: to hint.—n. Glance′-coal, any hard coal, like anthracite, so called from its metallic lustre.—adv. Glanc′ingly. [From a Teut. root seen in Sw. glans, Dut. glans, Ger. glanz, lustre, and allied to Eng. glint.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'glance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4028
Rank popularity for the word 'glance' in Nouns Frequency: #1519
Rank popularity for the word 'glance' in Verbs Frequency: #474
The numerical value of glance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of glance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
On initial glance the findings seem to be in contradiction, but the important difference between the two studies is the comparison group.
At first glance, it seems therefore that it is better. But it is not, this illegal trade is running as before, even faster, only ever more discreetly.
One child missed a friend's hands as the person was swept away by waves, that last glance by the student who couldn't move as a vending machine fell on them.
Never judge someone by who he's in love with judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals.
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Translations for glance
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- cop d'ullCatalan, Valencian
- letmý, pohledCzech
- blicken, Glanz, Steinkohle, Blick, StreifblickGerman
- vistazo, echar un vistazo, mirar, pispear, ojear, miradaSpanish
- pilk, pilku heitmaEstonian
- vilkaista, kiilto, kiille, silmäys, vilkaisu, pälyillä, silmätäFinnish
- coup d'œil, jeter un coup d’œilFrench
- sùil, plathadhScottish Gaelic
- guardata, sbirciata, sguardo, dare un'occhiata, scorsa, occhiataItalian
- 一目, 一瞥, 一目見るJapanese
- چاو بخشێنهKurdish
- kaperua, karipiMāori
- deflexão, relancePortuguese
- взгляд, взглянуть, глянутьRussian
- loged viföfikVolapük
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