AskDefine | Define glance

Dictionary Definition

glance n : a quick look [syn: glimpse, coup d'oeil]

Verb

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" [syn: peek, glint]
2 rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several lampposts" [syn: carom]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To look briefly (at something).
    She glanced at her reflection as she passed the mirror.
  2. To graze a surface.
  3. To sparkle
    The spring sunlight was glancing on the water of the pond.
Derived terms

Translations

to look briefly at something

Noun

  1. A brief or cursory look..
  2. A deflection.
  3. A form of mineral with a brilliant lustre.

Translations

a brief or cursory look
  • Estonian: pilk
  • Finnish: silmäys, vilkaisu
  • French: coup d'œil
  • German: Blick, Streifblick
  • Italian: sguardo, occhiata, scorsa
  • Spanish: vistazo
a deflection
  • German: Glanz
mineral

Extensive Definition

Glance can mean:
  • Glance, a sulfide ore of lead more commonly known as galena
  • Glance, a behavioral event related to vision
  • Glance, webconferencing software created by Glance Networks

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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