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Synonyms for glance
glæns, glɑns

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  1. glanceverb

    To look briefly (at something).

    She glanced at her reflection as she passed the mirror.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. glance

    To see is simply to become conscious of an object of vision; to look is to make a conscious and direct endeavor to see. To behold is to fix the sight and the mind with distinctness and consideration upon something that has come to be clearly before the eyes. We may look without seeing, as in pitch-darkness, and we may see without looking, as in case of a flash of lightning. To gaze is to look intently, long, and steadily upon an object. To glance is to look casually or momentarily. To stare is to look with a fixed intensity such as is the effect of surprise, alarm, or rudeness. To scan is to look at minutely, to note every visible feature. To inspect is to go below the surface, uncover, study item by item. View and survey are comprehensive, survey expressing the greater exactness of measurement or estimate. Watch brings in the element of time and often of wariness; we watch for a movement or change, a signal, the approach of an enemy, etc. Compare APPEAR.

    behold, contemplate, descry, discern, gaze, inspect, look, regard, scan, see, stare, survey, view, watch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glance, glimpse, coup d'oeilverb

    a quick look

    glimpse, coup d'oeil

  2. glance, peek, glintverb

    throw a glance at; take a brief look at

    "She only glanced at the paper"; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"

    gleam, glisten, shine, glitter, peek, glint

  3. glanceverb

    hit at an angle

    peek, glint

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Editors Contribution

  1. quick look

    to look and put your eyes away. the eyes is not glued to what its look. it was quick look. he glanced at the house.

    Submitted by halimat_l on November 30, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. glancenoun

    glitter, gleam

  2. glancenoun

    glimpse, transitory view, rapid look

  3. glanceverb

    glitter, gleam, shine

  4. glanceverb

    flit, dart, snatch a momentary look

  5. glanceverb

    dart aside, fly off obliquely

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. glancenoun

    glimpse, allusion, gleam, flash, glitter

  2. glanceverb

    glimpse, allude, hint, gleam, beam, glitter

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "glance":

    peek, sight, look, view, overview, wink, vista, look-see, eye, jiffy, heartbeat


  1. List of known nicknames for "Glance":

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  1. Heinrich Heine:

    The German is like the slave who, without chains, obeys his masters merest word, his very glance. The condition of servitude is inherent in him, in his very soul and worse than the physical is the spiritual slavery. The Germans must be set free from wit

  2. Janine Barchas:

    There have been a number of medical historians in the past, since the mid-1960s, who have diagnosed Jane Austen in absentia and who have used new medical knowledge as it has become available to glance back at the death of Jane Austen, who did die prematurely.

  3. Virginia Tech researcher Marc Edwards:

    At first glance they look bad, but they are not inconsistent with other cities that meet the Federal Lead and Copper Rule.

  4. Lucero Suarez:

    If my last scene is not a kiss ... we will make do, sometimes you can convey love with just a glance.

  5. Kevin Butler:

    The idea came quickly, one glance at the cooler and I saw the shape and color scheme of an old split-window.

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    A synonym for "drooping"
    • A. erect
    • B. tense
    • C. sagging
    • D. upright

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