[ verb ] examine hastily
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Pressing his cigarette out in the earth , Warren walked to the slit and scanned the jagged hills .(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Once , Andrus walked by it , hastily scanned the bold black headline and the five column lead of the article ( by Duane_Bosch , staff correspondent - age not given ) , and muttered : `` We a buncha national celebrities '' .
[ noun ] the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
"he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
Used in print(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
The ratio of the measured antenna temperature_change during a drift scan across the moon to the average brightness temperature of the moon over the antenna beam ( assuming that the brightness temperature of the sky is negligible ) was found , by graphical integration of the antenna directivity diagram , to be 0.85 .
[ verb ] glance over or read superficially
Used in print(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
After_all , the average American as he lies and waits for the enemy in Korea or as she scans the newspaper in some vain hope of personal contact with the front is unconcerned that his or her plight is the result of a complex of personal , economic and governmental actions far beyond the normal citizen 's comprehension and control .
[ verb ] make a wide, sweeping search of
"The beams scanned the night sky"
Used in print(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)
`` I scanned the world through printed_symbol swart , And through the beggar 's rags I strove to see The inner man .