Definitions for glanceglæns, glɑns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
glanceglæns, glɑns(v.; n.)glanced, glanc•ing
(v.i.)to look quickly or briefly.
to gleam or flash; scintillate.
to strike a surface or object obliquely, esp. so as to bounce off at an angle (often fol. by off):
The arrow glanced off his shield.
to allude briefly to a topic or subject in passing (usu. fol. by at).
(v.t.)to throw, hit, kick, or shoot (something) so as to cause an oblique bounce off a surface or object.
Archaic.to cast or reflect, as a gleam.
Archaic.to cast a glance at; catch a glimpse of.
(n.)a quick or brief look:
She memorized the chart at a glance.
a gleam or flash, esp. of reflected light.
a deflected movement or course; an oblique rebound.
a passing reference or allusion.
Origin of glance:
1400–50; late ME; alter. (perh. influenced by obs. glent; see glint ) of ME glacen to strike a glancing blow < OF glacier to slip, slide < L glaciāre to freeze. See glacé
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to look quickly
She glanced over at her brother.
a quick look
a quick glance at his watch
(of two people) to communicate by looking at each other
The boys exchanged glances.
looking at sth very quickly
These are the statistics at a glance.
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
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
Translations for glance
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a brief or quick look
I had a glance at the books last night.
- vinnig kyk naAfrikaans
- لَمْحَه خاطِفَهArabic
- бегъл погледBulgarian
- olhadelaPortuguese (BR)
- letmý pohledCzech
- flüchtiger BlickGerman
- bladre; kaste blik påDanish
- γρήγορη ματιάGreek
- mirada, vistazo, ojeadaSpanish
- نظر اجمالیFarsi
- coup d'oeilFrench
- brz pogledCroatian
- (futó) pillantásHungarian
- kíkja á, renna yfirIcelandic
- occhiata, sguardoItalian
- 흘끗 보기Korean
- žvilgsnis, žvilgtelėjimasLithuanian
- ātrs skatiens; acu uzmetiensLatvian
- memandang sepintas laluMalay
- vluchtige blikDutch
- نظر اجمالیPersian
- لنډ كتلPashto
- privire (scurtă)Romanian
- (быстрый) взглядRussian
- letmý pohľadSlovak
- bežen pogledSlovenian
- letimičan pogledSerbian
- blick, tittSwedish
- göz atmaTurkish
- 一瞥Chinese (Trad.)
- швидкий погляд; зирканняUkrainian
- cái liếc quaVietnamese
- 一瞥Chinese (Simp.)
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