Origin of glowerMiddle English glouren, variant, variety of gloren, probably from ON, as in Norwegian dialect, dialectal gl?ra, Swedish dialect, dialectal glora, to stare, gape from Indo-European an unverified form ?hl?u- from base an unverified form ?hel-: see glow
- The definition of a glower is an angry stare.
An example of a glower is a look a child may get after he destroys his mother's garden.
- Glower is defined as to stare at someone angrily.
An example of to glower is to look at a student with a tough stare when she has not done her homework for the fourth night in a row.
intransitive verbglow·ered, glow·er·ing, glow·ers
Origin of glowerMiddle English gloren probably of Scandinavian origin ; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present glowers, present participle glowering, simple past and past participle glowered)
- Rhyn shifted his attention to glower down at his mate.
- He loped along the trail through the forest and trotted into the park around the castle, where the person he least wanted to see awaited him with a glower and crossed arms.