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Definition of "glance" []

  • To direct the gaze briefly: glance at the menu; glanced in the rearview mirror. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move rapidly from one thing to another. Used of the eyes. (verb-intransitive)
  • To shine briefly; glint. See Synonyms at flash. (verb-intransitive)
  • To strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected: A pebble glanced off the windshield. See Synonyms at brush1. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a passing reference; touch briefly: a history course that only glanced at the Korean conflict. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glance" in a sentence
  • "If you walk into a comic shop then all you will probably see at a glance is the men-in-tights-power-fantasies."
  • "Afrobabe at a glance is a casual smart person, the type you meet on braids and jeans and teeshirt or on corporate attire."
  • "The full text of OECD at a glance is available here (no charge) available as a web book."