The definition of a glance is a quick look.(noun)
An example of glance is a short peek over one's shoulder while walking away from someone.
Glance is defined as to look at quickly.(verb)
An example of glance is to scan a picture in a couple of seconds.
See glance in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME glansen, glenchen, prob. a blend < OFr glacier, to slip (see glacis) + guenchir, to elude < Frank *wenkjan, to totter; akin to OE wancol, unstable
Origin: Ger glanz, lit., luster: for IE base see glass
See glance in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb glanced glanced, glanc·ing, glanc·es verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English glauncen
Origin: , alteration (influenced by glenten, to shine)
Origin: of glacen
Origin: , from Old French glacer, to slide; see glacis.
Origin: German Glanz
Origin: , from Middle High German glanz
Origin: , from Old High German, bright; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
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