Glow Definition

glowed, glowing, glows
glowed, glowing, glows
To give off a bright light as a result of great heat; be incandescent or red-hot.
Webster's New World
To give out a steady, even light without flame or blaze.
Webster's New World
To flush; blush.
American Heritage
To be or feel hot; give out heat.
Webster's New World
To show brilliant, conspicuous colors; be bright.
Webster's New World
A light given off as the result of great heat; incandescence.
Webster's New World
A steady, even light without flame or blaze.
Webster's New World
Brilliance, vividness, or luminescence of color.
Webster's New World
A sensation of warmth and well-being.
Webster's New World
A brightness of skin color, as from good health, emotion, etc.; flush.
Webster's New World

Origin of Glow

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English glouen from Old English glōwan ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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