Definition of Glance

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
Glance wood
a hard wood grown in Cuba, and used for gauging instruments, carpenters' rules, etc.
- McElrath.
v. i.1.To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.
[imp. & p. p. Glanced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Glancing .]
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".
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
Cæsar`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.
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.
In company I often glanced it.
- Shak.

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