Definitions for glanceglæns, glɑns

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. glance, glimpse, coup d'oeil(verb)

    a quick look

  2. 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"

  3. glance(verb)

    hit at an angle

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. glance(Noun)

    A brief or cursory look.

  2. glance(Noun)

    A deflection.

  3. glance(Noun)

    A form of mineral with a brilliant lustre.

  4. glance(Verb)

    To look briefly (at something).

    She glanced at her reflection as she passed the mirror.

  5. glance(Verb)

    To graze a surface.

  6. glance(Verb)

    To sparkle

    The spring sunlight was glancing on the water of the pond.

  7. glance(Verb)

    To hit lightly with the head, make a deft header.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Glance(noun)

    a sudden flash of light or splendor

  2. Glance(noun)

    a quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse

  3. Glance(noun)

    an incidental or passing thought or allusion

  4. Glance(noun)

    a name given to some sulphides, mostly dark-colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance

  5. Glance(verb)

    to shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash

  6. Glance(verb)

    to strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. "Your arrow hath glanced"

  7. Glance(verb)

    to look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view

  8. Glance(verb)

    to make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at

  9. Glance(verb)

    to move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle

  10. Glance(verb)

    to shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye

  11. Glance(verb)

    to hint at; to touch lightly or briefly

  12. Origin: [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. Gleen, Glint, Glitter, and Glance a mineral.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4028

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glance' in Nouns Frequency: #1519

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glance' in Verbs Frequency: #474

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