What does glance mean?

Definitions for glance
glæns, glɑnsglance

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word glance.

Princeton's WordNet

  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


  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glance

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. glance

    (See NORTHERN-GLANCE.) Also, a name for anthracite coal.

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

How to pronounce glance?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of glance in a Sentence

  1. Gary Tarpinian:

    At first glance, I didn't see anything special about it.

  2. Alphonse de Lamartine:

    If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    Marriage is the golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.

  4. Mhairi Brown:

    Labels allow people to just glance at a product, and see if it is a healthy or less healthy choice.

  5. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Ah! That glance of yours did some magic on me, you were not aware of. For once I died and was reborn.”

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