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Glance meaning

glance - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. throw a glance at; take a brief look at; " She only glanced at the paper"; " I only peeked-- I didn't see anything interesting"
  2. 2. A sudden flash of light or splendor.
  3. 3. A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse.
  4. 4. An incidental or passing thought or allusion.
  5. 5. A name given to some sulphides, mostly dark- colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance.
  6. 6. To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.
  7. 7. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle.
  8. 8. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.
  9. 9. To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly.
  10. 10. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. Your arrow hath glanced.
  11. 11. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; - often with at.
  12. 12. Sudden flash of light; momentary view.
  13. 13. To flash suddenly; give a hasty look; fly off obliquely; allude briefly.

glance - examples of usage

  1. I saw him give one quick glance at the Second Mate, and the Second looked back. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. My first glance had been to wind'ard, and I had seen at once, that there was nothing on the weather yard arm. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. " It's a real beautiful side;" and, without a glance at Mary, he disappeared. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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