Meaning of glance

glance

Pronunciation: (glans, gläns), [key]
— v., n. glanced, glanc•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to look quickly or briefly.
  2. to gleam or flash: a silver brooch glancing in the sunlight.
  3. to strike a surface or object obliquely, esp. so as to bounce off at an angle (often fol. by off&hasp;): The arrow glanced off his shield.
  4. to allude briefly to a topic or subject in passing (usually fol. by at).
—v.t.
—n.
  1. a quick or brief look.
  2. a gleam or flash of light, esp. reflected light.
  3. a deflected movement or course; an oblique rebound.
  4. a passing reference or allusion; insinuation.
  5. a stroke in which the batsman deflects the ball with the bat, as to leg.

glance

Pronunciation: (glans, gläns), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various minerals having a luster that indicates a metallic nature.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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