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GL`ANCE, n. [The primary sense is to shoot, to throw, to dart.]

1. A sudden shoot of light or splendor.

2. A shoot or darting of sight; a rapid or momentary view or cast; a snatch of sight; as a sudden glance; a glance of the eye.

GL`ANCE, v.i. To shoot or dart a ray of light or splendor.

When through the gloom the glancing lightnings fly.

1. To fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. The arrow struck the shield and glanced. So we say, a glancing ball or shot.

2. To look with a sudden rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.

Then sit again, and sigh and glance.

3. To hint; to cast a word or reflection; as to glance at a different subject.

4. To censure by oblique hints.

GL`ANCE, v.t. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.




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GL`ANCE, n. [The primary sense is to shoot, to throw, to dart.]

1. A sudden shoot of light or splendor.

2. A shoot or darting of sight; a rapid or momentary view or cast; a snatch of sight; as a sudden glance; a glance of the eye.

GL`ANCE, v.i. To shoot or dart a ray of light or splendor.

When through the gloom the glancing lightnings fly.

1. To fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. The arrow struck the shield and glanced. So we say, a glancing ball or shot.

2. To look with a sudden rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.

Then sit again, and sigh and glance.

3. To hint; to cast a word or reflection; as to glance at a different subject.

4. To censure by oblique hints.

GL`ANCE, v.t. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.


GLANCE, n. [G. glanz, a ray, a beam or shoot of light, splendor; D. glans; Dan. glands; Sw. glans. The primary sense is to shoot, to throw, to dart.]

  1. A sudden shoot of light or splendor. Milton.
  2. A shoot or darting of sight; a rapid or momentary view or cast; a snatch of sight; as, a sudden glance; a glance of the eye. Dryden. Watts.

GLANCE, v.i.

  1. To shoot or dart a ray of light or splendor. When through the gloom the glancing lightnings fly. Rowe.
  2. To fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. The arrow struck the shield and glanced. So we say, a glancing ball or shot.
  3. To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view. Then sit again, and sigh and glance. Suckling.
  4. To hint; to cast a word or reflection; as, to glance at a different subject.
  5. To censure by oblique hints. Shak.

GLANCE, v.t.

To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye. Shak.


Glance
  1. A sudden flash of light or splendor.

    Swift as the lightning glance. Milton.

  2. To shoot or emit a flash of light] to shine; to flash.

    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.

  3. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.
  4. 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.

  5. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. "Your arrow hath glanced".

    Shak.

    On me the curse aslope
    Glanced on the ground.
    Milton.

  6. To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly.

    [Obs.]

    In company I often glanced it. Shak.

  7. An incidental or passing thought or allusion.

    How fleet is a glance of the mind. Cowper.

  8. 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.

  9. 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, chalcocite. -- Glance wood, a hard wood grown in Cuba, and used for gauging instruments, carpenters' rules, etc. McElrath.

  10. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at.

    Wherein obscurely
    Cæsar'b6s ambition shall be glanced at.
    Shak.

    He glanced at a certain reverend doctor. Swift.

  11. 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.

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Glance

GL'ANCE, noun [The primary sense is to shoot, to throw, to dart.]

1. A sudden shoot of light or splendor.

2. A shoot or darting of sight; a rapid or momentary view or cast; a snatch of sight; as a sudden glance; a glance of the eye.

GL'ANCE, verb intransitive To shoot or dart a ray of light or splendor.

When through the gloom the glancing lightnings fly.

1. To fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. The arrow struck the shield and glanced. So we say, a glancing ball or shot.

2. To look with a sudden rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.

Then sit again, and sigh and glance

3. To hint; to cast a word or reflection; as to glance at a different subject.

4. To censure by oblique hints.

GL'ANCE, verb transitive To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.

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