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Definition of glance:

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

Synonyms:

flick through, look at, give someone/something the once-over, descry, throw, survey, peek, skim, peep, eye contact, cast, twinkle, investigate, dap, run through, flip through, scan, skip, gander, shine, glisten, ricochet, glitter, graze, leaf through, study at flash, carom, take one look at, flick, sighting, browse, steal a glance/look, Coup D'oeil, light, shimmer, spangle, contemplate, glint, sparkle, wink, scintillate, eye, run down, sneak a look/glance etc. at, fleeting impression, words, preview, flash, dip into, strike, flash, glimpse, coruscate, dart, glimmer, gleam, look through, glister.

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