Glow definition

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To shine brightly and steadily, especially without a flame.

Embers glowed in the furnace.

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A sensation of physical warmth.
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Brilliance or warmth of color, especially redness.
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A warm feeling, as of pleasure or well-being.
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To be elated or enlivened by emotion.

To glow with pride.

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To give off a bright light as a result of great heat; be incandescent or red-hot.
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To give out a steady, even light without flame or blaze.
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To be or feel hot; give out heat.
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To radiate health or high spirits.
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To show brilliant, conspicuous colors; be bright.
  • To be flushed, as from emotion, enthusiasm, etc.; be rosy or ruddy.
  • To gleam; flash; light up.
  • To be bright or luminescent.
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A steady, even light without flame or blaze.
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Brilliance, vividness, or luminescence of color.
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A brightness of skin color, as from good health, emotion, etc.; flush.
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A sensation of warmth and well-being.
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Warmth of emotion; ardor, eagerness, etc.
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A light produced by a body heated to luminosity; incandescence.
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A light given off as the result of great heat; incandescence.
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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.

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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.

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To be exuberant or radiant.

Parents glowing with pride.

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To have a bright, warm, usually reddish color.

The children's cheeks glowed from the cold.

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To flush; blush.
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To give off light from heat or to emit light as if heated.

The fire was still glowing after ten hours.

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To radiate some emotional quality like light.

The zealots glowed with religious fervor.

You are glowing from happiness!

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To gaze especially passionately at something.
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To radiate thermal heat.

Iron glows red hot when heated to near its melting point.

After their workout, the gymnasts' faces were glowing red.

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To shine brightly and steadily.

The new baby's room glows with bright, loving colors.

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To make hot; to flush.
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(intransitive) To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.
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The state of a glowing object.
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The condition of being passionate or having warm feelings.
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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.

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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.

    From Wiktionary