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Definition of Glance


  1. A sudden flash of light or splendor.
  2. A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse.
  3. An incidental or passing thought or allusion.
  4. A name given to some sulphides, mostly dark-colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance.
  5. To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.
  6. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. "Your arrow hath glanced".
  7. To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.
  8. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at.
  9. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle.
  10. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.
  11. To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly.

Glance Quotations

The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument or follow a long chain of reasoning.

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
John Muir

You don't need a pickup line. Just glance at a woman from across the room. Glance - don't stare.
Jenny McCarthy

Instead of looking outside of ourselves and counting potential enemies, fasting summons us to turn our glance inward, and to take the measure of our greatest challenge: the self, the ego, in our own eyes and as others see us.
Tariq Ramadan

Something in the human psyche confuses beauty with the right to be loved. The briefest glance at human folly reveals that good looks and worthiness operate independently. Yet countless socializing forces, from Aunt Clara to the latest perfume ad, reinforce beliefs like 'If I were pretty enough, I would be loved.'
Martha Beck
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Glance Translations

glance in Dutch is een blik werpen op, een blik werpen
glance in German is blicken, Streifblick
glance in Italian is occhiata
glance in Norwegian is se, blikk
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