Meaning of “glance” in the English Dictionary

"glance" in English

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uk /ɡlɑːns/ us /ɡlæns/

glancenoun [ C ]

uk /ɡlɑːns/ us /ɡlæns/

B2 a quick short look:

She took/cast a glance at her watch.
at a glance

C1 immediately:

He could tell at a glance that something was wrong.
at first glance

when first looking:

At first glance I thought it was a dog (but I was mistaken).

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(Definition of “glance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glance" in American English

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glancenoun [ C ]

us /ɡlæns/

a quick look at someone or something:

The driver gave a glance back as he moved into the passing lane.
verb [ I always + adv/prep ] us /ɡlæns/

She glanced around the room to see who was there.

(Definition of “glance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)