What does glance mean?

Definitions for glance
glæns, glɑnsglance

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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

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Glance(noun)

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

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

  3. Glance(noun)

    an incidental or passing thought or allusion

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

  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

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

  5. Glance(verb)

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

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

  6. Glance(verb)

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

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

  7. Glance(verb)

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

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

  8. Glance(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  10. Glance(verb)

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

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

  11. Glance(verb)

    to hint at; to touch lightly or briefly

    Etymology: [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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How to say glance in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    One's own belief in human excellence is one of the ultimate signs of the skewness that man himself has invented, his role in everything. Sublimely, however, we are aware of our own coming doom through a quick glance at the world around us.

  2. Adam Grossman:

    If I see you (a company executive) tense up with a question or glance at your chief financial officer, I'm picking that up, it's not a violation (of RegFD) -- but it's an advantage.

  3. Lucero Suarez:

    If my last scene is not a kiss ... we will make do, sometimes you can convey love with just a glance.

  4. John Muir:

    There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.

  5. Harriet Martineau:

    Any one must see at a glance that if men and women marry those whom they do not love, they must love those whom they do not marry.

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