Synonyms of glance in English:

glance


See definition of glance

verb

1‘Rachel glanced at him nervously’

SYNONYMS
take a quick look, look quickly, look briefly, peek, peep
glimpse, catch a glimpse of
Scottish keek
informal sneak a look, take a gander
British informal take a dekko, have a shufti, take a butcher's
Australian, New Zealand informal squiz
archaic glance one's eye
ANTONYMS

gaze, scrutinize

2‘I glanced through the report’

SYNONYMS
read quickly, scan, have a quick look, run one's eye over
skim, leaf, flick, flip, thumb, browse
dip into
informal give something a once-over, give something the once-over
ANTONYMS

study, pore over

3‘a bullet glanced off the ice’

SYNONYMS
ricochet, rebound, be deflected
fly, bounce
graze, clip, make contact with
cannon, carom
rare resile

4‘the bright sunlight glanced off her copper hair’

SYNONYMS
reflect, flash, gleam, glint, glitter, glisten, glimmer, shimmer, flicker, sparkle, twinkle
rare coruscate

noun

1‘he took a quick glance at his watch’

SYNONYMS
peek, peep, brief look, quick look
glimpse
Scottish keek
coup d'œil
informal gander
British informal dekko, shufti, butcher's
Australian, New Zealand informal squiz, geek
New Zealand informal Jack Nohi

2‘a glance of light’

SYNONYMS
flash, gleam, glitter, glint, glimmer, shimmer, flicker, sparkle, twinkle

Phrases

    at first glance

    ‘at first glance, nothing much seemed to have changed’


    SYNONYMS

    on the face of it, on the surface, at first sight, to the casual eye, to all appearances, to go by appearances, to judge by appearances

    apparently, seemingly, outwardly, superficially, it seems, it seems that, it would seem, it would seem that, it appears, it appears that, it would appear, it would appear that, as far as one can see, as far as one can tell, by all accounts, so it seems, to all intents and purposes