Definitions of glance

  1. rebound after hitting; " The car caromed off several lampposts"
  2. a quick look
  3. throw a glance at; take a brief look at; " She only glanced at the paper"; " glint" is archaic; " I only peeked-- I didn't see anything interesting"
  4. throw a glance at; take a brief look at; " She only glanced at the paper"; " I only peeked-- I didn't see anything interesting"
  5. A sudden flash of light or splendor.
  6. A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse.
  7. An incidental or passing thought or allusion.
  8. A name given to some sulphides, mostly dark- colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance.
  9. To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.
  10. To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.
  11. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle.
  12. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.
  13. To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly.
  14. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. Your arrow hath glanced.
  15. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; - often with at.
  16. A sudden shoot of light; quick passing look of the eye; a quick momentary view.
  17. To shoot a sudden ray; view with a quick movement of the eye; to strike slantingly and fly off; as, the blow glanced off his shield.
  18. A sudden shoot of light: a darting of the eye: a momentary view.
  19. To dart a ray of light or splendor: to snatch a momentary view: to fly off obliquely: to make a passing allusion.
  20. To dart suddenly or obliquely.
  22. Sudden flash of light; momentary view.
  23. To flash suddenly; give a hasty look; fly off obliquely; allude briefly.
  24. To dart suddenly; direct momentarily.
  25. To look hurriedly or indirectly.
  26. To bound off after striking obliquely.
  27. To hint; make allusion.
  28. To flash; gleam.
  29. A quick look; sudden thought; momentary gleam; oblique rebound.
  30. A sudden shoot of light or splendour; a darting of the eye or sight; a quick momentary view; a passing allusion; a mineral with a metallic lustre, as glance- coal, a mineral composed chiefly of carbon.
  31. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment.
  32. To dart a ray of light or splendour; to fly off obliquely; to look with a sudden rapid cast of the eye; to allude to in passing.
  33. A rapid or momentary view; a sudden shoot of light or splendour; a name applied to minerals possessing a semi- metallic lustre.
  34. To dart aside; to shoot, as a ray of light or splendour; to fly off obliquely; to snatch a momentary view.

Quotes of glance

  1. On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings. – Nellie Bly
  2. So I was at the Actor's Studio, thinking about this, and I happened to glance over to the other side of the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen. And I thought, 'Well, I could kill that chair!' – Ellen Burstyn
  3. Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals. – Cynthia Heimel
  4. If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions on the human mind. – Wilhelm von Humboldt
  5. If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. – Alphonse de Lamartine
  6. To be content with life or to live merrily, rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow. – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  7. But before looking to the future, let's glance back at the road we've traveled these past two years because that is the source of much of the optimism we are all feeling about the future. – Linda Lingle
  8. A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them. – Carolus Linnaeus
  9. You glance at an e -mail. You give more attention to a real letter. – Judith Martin
  10. On film you put all your energies into a single glance – Alan Rickman
  11. An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words. – Robert Smithson
  12. No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can break through into a girl's heart. – Nancy Thayer
  13. I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance a sharp, vindictive glance – James Thurber

Usage examples for glance

  1. After a glance he closed his eyes again. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  2. They understood each other at a word or a glance – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. His glance met and held hers. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  4. Caterina cast a glance at Bianchi's face, and shook her head. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  5. He made no other answer than to glance at me quickly. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  6. And when I saw that glance I understood what he meant by " living." – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  7. At a glance you would have said that he had a great deal of character in his make- up and would get on in the world. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. Desire let her glance go past him. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  9. A glance passed between Miko and his sister. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  10. At the first glance I saw something moving. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  11. She went by him without a glance – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  12. Well, if you didn't look at it, just come back and give it a glance if you'd be so good. – A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  13. Rosalind gave a meaning glance at Annie Day. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  14. Then her thoughts glance off to the future. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  15. Her glance followed his and rested on the supper table too. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  16. Mary gave her a grateful glance – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  17. " We will have better times yet," she promised as she rose to glance at the clock in the tower across the housetops. – Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge by Pemberton Ginther
  18. And Brent let it go, without another glance in its direction. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  19. One glance so Dampier had often since assured her and she never grew tired of hearing it- had been enough. – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes

Rhymes for glance