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Glance

4 definitions found

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

Glance \Glance\, noun [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Glance \Glance\, verb (used without an object) [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 Caesar'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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Glance \Glance\, verb (used with an object)

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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

glance

noun

1: a quick look [syn: {glance}, {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: {glance}, {peek}, {glint}]

2: hit at an angle


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