Associations to the word «Glance»


GLANCE, verb. (intransitive) To look briefly (at something).
GLANCE, verb. (intransitive) To graze a surface.
GLANCE, verb. To sparkle.
GLANCE, verb. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle.
GLANCE, verb. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside.
GLANCE, verb. (soccer) To hit lightly with the head, make a deft header.
GLANCE, verb. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; often with at.
GLANCE, noun. A brief or cursory look.
GLANCE, noun. A deflection.
GLANCE, noun. (cricket) A stroke in which the ball is deflected to one side.
GLANCE, noun. A sudden flash of light or splendour.
GLANCE, noun. An incidental or passing thought or allusion.
GLANCE, noun. (mineralogy) Any of various sulphides, mostly dark-coloured, which have a brilliant metallic lustre.
GLANCE, noun. (mineral) Glance coal.
GLANCE AWAY, verb. Intransitive: To look at something else briefly, then look back again.
GLANCE COAL, noun. (mineral) Any hard, lustrous coal such as anthracite
GLANCE OFF, verb. Intransitive: To strike a surface and be deflected
GLANCE OVER, verb. (transitive) to quickly inspect something (newspaper, notes) with the eyes

Dictionary definition

GLANCE, noun. A quick look.
GLANCE, verb. Throw a glance at; take a brief look at; "She only glanced at the paper"; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting".
GLANCE, verb. Hit at an angle.

Wise words

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