glow

glow1 [ glou ] verb intransitive *
1. ) to shine with a soft light:
His desk light glowed in the darkness of the big room.
a ) if something very hot glows, it looks red or orange and burns without producing flames:
The tip of a cigarette glowed in the dark doorway.
b ) if a place or object glows with color, it has a lot of bright colors:
The interiors of the churches glow with rich color.
2. ) to show strong and happy emotion, especially in your face:
When he talks about them, he positively glows.
glow with: She glowed with happiness.
the faces of parents glowing with pride
a ) if your eyes glow with an emotion, they show that emotion very clearly:
His eyes glowed with an extraordinary fervor.
3. ) if your face or body is glowing, it looks pink or red, for example because you are healthy or embarrassed:
The girl's skin glowed and her eyes were bright.
glow with: young men glowing with health
glow
glow 2 [ glou ] noun singular *
1. ) a soft light:
the glow from the street lights
a dim/faint/soft glow: He clicked on the lamp and the room was filled with a soft glow.
a ) the red or orange light coming from something that produces heat:
the glow of the campfire
b ) the light from something such as a television or computer screen
2. ) the pink or red color that your skin has when you are healthy, hot, embarrassed, or emotional:
Her cheeks had a rosy healthy glow.
3. ) a strong pleasant feeling:
She felt a warm glow deep inside.
glow of: Anne felt a glow of pride at Sarah's words.
a glow of contentment/pleasure/satisfaction

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Glow — may refer to:* G.L.O.W., a Smashing Pumpkins single * Glow (Festival) * Glow (magazine), a Canadian beauty and health magazine * Glow (The Innocence Mission album) * Glow (Rick James album) * Glow (Raven album) * Glow (Reef album) * Glow (Joey… …   Wikipedia

  • Glow — puede referirse a: Glow, motor de combustión interna de dos tiempos usado en modelismo radiocontrolado. Glow, biblioteca JavaScript de programación. Glow, banda española de Doom Rock. Glow álbum del grupo de metal Unjust . Esta página de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • glow|er — glow|er1 «GLOH uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that glows. 2. the light giving rod in a Nernst lamp. ╂[< glow + er1] glow|er2 «GLOW uhr», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to stare angrily or crossly; scowl fiercely: »The fighters glowered at each other.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glow — (gl[=o]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glowed} (gl[=o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Glowing}.] [AS. gl[=o]wan; akin to D. gloeijen, OHG. gluoen, G. gl[ u]hen, Icel. gl[=o]a, Dan. gloende glowing. [root]94. Cf. {Gloom}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To shine with an intense… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glow — Glow, n. 1. White or red heat; incandscence. [1913 Webster] 2. Brightness or warmth of color; redness; a rosy flush; as, the glow of health in the cheeks. [1913 Webster] 3. Intense excitement or earnestness; vehemence or heat of passion; ardor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glow — (v.) O.E. glowan to glow, shine as if red hot, from P.Gmc. base *glo (Cf. O.S. gloian, O.Fris. gled glow, blaze, O.N. gloa, O.H.G. gluoen, Ger. glühen to glow ), from PIE *ghel (see GLASS (Cf. glass)). Figuratively from late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Glow — Glow, v. t. To make hot; to flush. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glow — vb *blaze, flame, flare, glare Analogous words: *burn: kindle, ignite, iight: illuminate, lighten, illumine glow n blaze, flame, flare, glare (see under BLAZE vb) Analogous words: brightness, brilliance, radiance, effulgence, luminosity,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • glow — [n] burning, brightness afterglow, bloom, blossom, blush, brilliance, effulgence, flush, glare, gleam, glimmer, glitter, gusto, heat, incandescence, intensity, lambency, light, luminosity, passion, phosphorescence, radiance, ray, splendor,… …   New thesaurus

  • glow — [glō] vi. [ME glowen < OE glowan, akin to Ger glühen < IE * ghlō < base * ĝhel , to shine > GOLD, GLEAM, YELLOW, Gr chlōros, light green] 1. to give off a bright light as a result of great heat; be incandescent or red hot 2. to give… …   English World dictionary

  • glow — index passion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.