- The definition of a glow is a steady light, or a sense of warmth.
An example of a glow is the light of a candle.
- Glow is defined as to give off a light or heat, or to show good health or happiness.
An example of glow is for one star to shine in a dark night sky.
A glowing doorway.
- to give off a bright light as a result of great heat; be incandescent or red-hot
- to give out a steady, even light without flame or blaze
- to be or feel hot; give out heat
- to radiate health or high spirits
- to be elated or enlivened by emotion: to glow with pride
- to show brilliant, conspicuous colors; be bright; specif.,
- to be flushed, as from emotion, enthusiasm, etc.; be rosy or ruddy
- to gleam; flash; light up: said of the eyes
- to be bright or luminescent: said of colors
Origin of glowMiddle English glowen ; from Old English glowan, akin to German glühen ; from Indo-European an unverified form ghlō- ; from base an unverified form ĝhel-, to shine from source gold, gleam, yellow, Classical Greek chlōros, light green
- a light given off as the result of great heat; incandescence
- steady, even light without flame or blaze
- brilliance, vividness, or luminescence of color
- brightness of skin color, as from good health, emotion, etc.; flush
- a sensation of warmth and well-being
- warmth of emotion; ardor, eagerness, etc.
intransitive verbglowed, glow·ing, glows
- To shine brightly and steadily, especially without a flame: Embers glowed in the furnace.
- a. To have a bright, warm, usually reddish color: The children's cheeks glowed from the cold.b. To flush; blush.
- To be exuberant or radiant: parents glowing with pride.
- A light produced by a body heated to luminosity; incandescence.
- Brilliance or warmth of color, especially redness: “the evening glow of the city streets when the sun has gone behind the tallest houses” (Seán O'Faoláin).
- A sensation of physical warmth.
- A warm feeling, as of pleasure or well-being.
Origin of glowMiddle English glouen, from Old English glōwan; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present glows, present participle glowing, simple past and past participle glowed)
- To give off light from heat or to emit light as if heated.
- The fire was still glowing after ten hours.
- To radiate some emotional quality like light.
- The zealots glowed with religious fervor.
- You are glowing from happiness!
- To gaze especially passionately at something.
- To radiate thermal heat.
- Iron glows red hot when heated to near its melting point.
- After their workout, the gymnasts' faces were glowing red.
- To shine brightly and steadily.
- The new baby's room glows with bright, loving colors.
- To make hot; to flush.
- (intransitive) To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.
- The state of a glowing object.
- The condition of being passionate or having warm feelings.
- The brilliance or warmth of color in an environment or on a person (especially one's face).
- He had a bright red glow on his face.
From Middle English glowen, probably from the Old English glōwan, though this is disputed because the corresponding words in Old Saxon and Old High German are dissimilar, glōian and gluoen respectively. It may instead be from an Old Norse word, glóa. Its ultimate root is probably Proto-Germanic *glōaną, from Proto-Indo-European. Compare West Frisian gloeie, Dutch gloeien, German glühen, Danish glo. See also glass.