Embers glowed in the furnace.
To glow with pride.
- To be flushed, as from emotion, enthusiasm, etc.; be rosy or ruddy.
- To gleam; flash; light up.
- To be bright or luminescent.
An example of a glow is the light of a candle.
An example of glow is for one star to shine in a dark night sky.
Parents glowing with pride.
The children's cheeks glowed from the cold.
The fire was still glowing after ten hours.
The zealots glowed with religious fervor.
You are glowing from happiness!
Iron glows red hot when heated to near its melting point.
After their workout, the gymnasts' faces were glowing red.
The new baby's room glows with bright, loving colors.
He had a bright red glow on his face.
Origin of glow
- Middle English glouen from Old English glōwan ghel-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.