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Synonyms for glance
glæns, glɑns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glance, glimpse, coup d'oeil(verb)

    a quick look

    glimpse, coup d'oeil

  2. glance, peek, glint(verb)

    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. glance(verb)

    hit at an angle

    peek, glint


  1. glance(verb)

    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

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. glance(n.)

    glitter, gleam

  2. glance(n.)

    glimpse, transitory view, rapid look

  3. glance(v. n.)

    glitter, gleam, shine

  4. glance(v. n.)

    flit, dart, snatch a momentary look

  5. glance(v. n.)

    dart aside, fly off obliquely

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. glance(n)

    glimpse, allusion, gleam, flash, glitter

  2. glance(v)

    glimpse, allude, hint, gleam, beam, glitter

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use glance in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Butler:

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

  2. Northwestern University:

    At first glance, it might seem like repeatedly reminding participants that they had just broken up and asking them to describe the breakup over and over might delay recovery.

  3. John Muir:

    There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.

  4. 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.

  5. Elsa Barker:

    The solving of almost every crime mystery depends on something which seems, at the first glance, to bear no relation whatever to the original crime.

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