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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 glance /ˈglæn(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glance, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glanced p. pr. & vb. n. Glancing ]
 1. 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.
 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
 Caesar'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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glance 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. [Obs.]
    In company I often glanced it.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a quick look [syn: glimpse, coup d'oeil]
      v 1: throw a glance at; take a brief look at; "She only glanced
           at the paper"; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything
           interesting" [syn: peek, glint]
      2: rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several
         lampposts" [syn: carom]