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'oeilverb

    a quick look

  2. glance, peek, glintverb

    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. glanceverb

    hit at an angle

Wiktionary

  1. glancenoun

    A brief or cursory look.

  2. glancenoun

    A deflection.

  3. glancenoun

    A form of mineral with a brilliant lustre.

  4. glanceverb

    To look briefly (at something).

    She glanced at her reflection as she passed the mirror.

  5. glanceverb

    To graze a surface.

  6. glanceverb

    To sparkle

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

  7. glanceverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glancenoun

    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. Glancenoun

    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. Glancenoun

    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. Glancenoun

    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. Glanceverb

    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. Glanceverb

    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. Glanceverb

    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. Glanceverb

    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. Glanceverb

    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. Glanceverb

    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. Glanceverb

    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.

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  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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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. Tom Dening:

    The study makes the assumption that it is reasonable to gather together studies from the other two major coronavirus epidemics of the last 20 years — SARS and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome — and to combine these with the relatively limited data so far available about the effects of Covid-19 upon mental health, it is probably legitimate to do so, but a casual glance at the paper may suggest that the paper is mainly about Covid-19, whereas most of the data come from the earlier virus outbreaks.

  2. Jang Dong-won:

    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.

  3. Priscilla Chavez:

    You can look at their face, you can see their eyes glance over at the logo and what it says, and then it's either a face of curiosity or fear.

  4. Carl Sagan, Cosmos:

    What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

  5. Mhairi Brown:

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

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