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
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
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
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
(See NORTHERN-GLANCE.) Also, a name for anthracite coal.
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
The numerical value of glance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of glance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of glance in a Sentence
At first glance, I didn't see anything special about it.
If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
Marriage is the golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.
Labels allow people to just glance at a product, and see if it is a healthy or less healthy choice.
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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Translations for glance
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- cop d'ullCatalan, Valencian
- letmý, pohledCzech
- blicken, Glanz, Steinkohle, Blick, StreifblickGerman
- vistazo, echar un vistazo, mirar, pispear, ojear, miradaSpanish
- pilk, pilku heitmaEstonian
- vilkaista, kiilto, kiille, silmäys, vilkaisu, pälyillä, silmätäFinnish
- coup d'œil, jeter un coup d’œilFrench
- sùil, plathadhScottish Gaelic
- guardata, sbirciata, sguardo, dare un'occhiata, scorsa, occhiataItalian
- 一目, 一瞥, 一目見るJapanese
- چاو بخشێنهKurdish
- kaperua, karipiMāori
- deflexão, relancePortuguese
- взгляд, взглянуть, глянутьRussian
- loged viföfikVolapük
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