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Definition of GLANCE

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Glance \Glance\, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster]
     1. A sudden flash of light or splendor.
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              Swift as the lightning glance.        --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse. [1913 Webster]

              Dart not scornful glances from those eyes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. An incidental or passing thought or allusion. [1913 Webster]

              How fleet is a glance of the mind.    --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Min.) A name given to some sulphides, mostly dark-colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance. [1913 Webster]

     {Glance coal}, anthracite; a mineral composed chiefly of carbon.

     {Glance cobalt}, cobaltite, or gray cobalt.

     {Glance copper}, chalcocite.

     {Glance wood}, a hard wood grown in Cuba, and used for gauging instruments, carpenters' rules, etc. --McElrath. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Glance \Glance\, v. t.
     1. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye. [1913 Webster]

     2. To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              In company I often glanced it.        --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Glance \Glance\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glancing}.]
     1. To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash. [1913 Webster]

              From art, from nature, from the schools, Let random influences glance, Like light in many a shivered lance, That breaks about the dappled pools.  --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     2. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. "Your arrow hath glanced". --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              On me the curse aslope
              Glanced on the ground.                --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view. [1913 Webster]

              The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven.                               --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at. [1913 Webster]

              Wherein obscurely
              Caesar's ambition shall be glanced at. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              He glanced at a certain reverend doctor. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

     5. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle. [1913 Webster]

              And all along the forum and up the sacred seat, His vulture eye pursued the trip of those small glancing feet.                        --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

250 Moby Thesaurus words for "glance":
     Roman candle, aid to navigation, alarm, amber light, attouchement, avert, balefire, be bright, beacon, beacon fire, beam, bear off, beat the drum, bedazzle, bell, bell buoy, blaze, blaze of light, blind, blink, blinker, blue peter, bounce, breath, brush, brush by, buff, buoy, burn, burnish, careen, caress, carom, cast, cast a glance, caution light, come in contact, contact, contingence, coruscate, coruscation, cutaneous sense, dap, daze, dazzle, dekko, diffuse light, dip, draw aside, ease off, edge off, exchange colors, facula, feel, feeling, fingertip caress, finish, flag, flag down, flame, flare, flash, flick, flicker, fly off, fog bell, fog signal, fog whistle, foghorn, fulgurate, furbish, gander, gee, give a signal, give light, give the nod, glance, glance at, glance off, glare, glaze, gleam, gleam of light, glimmer, glimpse, glint, glisten, glitter, gloss, glow, go light, go off, gong buoy, graze, green light, hail, hail and speak, half an eye, half-mast, hand-mindedness, haw, head off, heliograph, high sign, hit, hoist a banner, impinge, impingement, impingence, incandesce, international alphabet flag, international numeral pennant, jib, kick, kiss, lambency, lap, leer, lick, light touch, look, luster, make a sign, make way for, marker beacon, move aside, nod, nudge, osculate, osculation, parachute flare, peek, peep, pilot flag, poke, police whistle, polish, quarantine flag, quick sight, radiate, radio beacon, raise a cry, rapid glance, rebound, red flag, red light, reflect, ricochet, rocket, rub, sailing aid, salute, scan, scintillate, scintillation, scour, scrape, semaphore, semaphore flag, semaphore telegraph, send out rays, sense of touch, shave, sheer off, shimmer, shine, shine brightly, shoot, shoot out rays, shove aside, shunt, shy, shy off, side, sidestep, sideswipe, sidetrack, sidle, sign, signal, signal beacon, signal bell, signal fire, signal flag, signal gong, signal gun, signal lamp, signal light, signal mast, signal post, signal rocket, signal shot, signal siren, signal tower, signalize, skim, skip, skirt, slant, sleek, slick, slick down, solar flare, solar prominence, sound an alarm, sound the trumpet, spar buoy, sparkle, speak, squeak by, squiz, steer clear of, step aside, stop light, strike, stroke, sweep, switch, tactile sense, taction, tangency, tap, tentative contact, tentative poke, the nod, the wink, touch, touch lightly, touch upon, touching, traffic light, traffic signal, turn aside, turn away, turn back, twinkle, unfurl a flag, varnish, veer off, watch fire, wave, wave a flag, wave the hand, wax, whisper, white flag, wigwag, wigwag flag, wink, yellow flag


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