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glance


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glance  \Glance\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  shoot  or  dart  suddenly  or  obliquely;  to  cast  for  a 
  moment;  as  to  glance  the  eye. 
 
  2.  To  hint  at  to  touch  lightly  or  briefly.  [Obs.] 
 
  In  company  I  often  glanced  it  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  strike  and  fly  off  in  an  oblique  direction;  to  dart 
  aside.  ''Your  arrow  hath  glanced''.  --Shak. 
 
  On  me  the  curse  aslope  Glanced  on  the  ground. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  look  with  a  sudden,  rapid  cast  of  the  eye;  to  snatch  a 
  momentary  or  hasty  view. 
 
  The  poet's  eye,  in  a  fine  frenzy  rolling,  Doth 
  glance  from  heaven  to  earth,  from  earth  to  heaven. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  make  an  incidental  or  passing  reflection;  to  allude;  to 
  hint;  --  often  with  at 
 
  Wherein  obscurely  C[ae]sar"s  ambition  shall  be 
  glanced  at  --Shak. 
 
  He  glanced  at  a  certain  reverend  doctor.  --Swift. 
 
  5.  To  move  quickly,  appearing  and  disappearing  rapidly;  to  be 
  visible  only  for  an  instant  at  a  time;  to  move 
  interruptedly;  to  twinkle. 
 
  And  all  along  the  forum  and  up  the  sacred  seat,  His 
  vulture  eye  pursued  the  trip  of  those  small  glancing 
  feet.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  1.  A  sudden  flash  of  light  or  splendor. 
 
  Swift  as  the  lightning  glance.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  quick  cast  of  the  eyes;  a  quick  or  a  casual  look  a 
  swift  survey;  a  glimpse. 
 
  Dart  not  scornful  glances  from  those  eyes.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  An  incidental  or  passing  thought  or  allusion. 
 
  How  fleet  is  a  glance  of  the  mind.  --Cowper. 
 
  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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glance 
  n  :  a  quick  look  [syn:  {glimpse},  {coup  d'oeil}] 
  v  1:  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"  [syn:  {peek},  {glint}] 
  2:  rebound  after  hitting:  "The  car  caromed  off  several 
  lampposts"  [syn:  {carom}] 




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