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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity; incandescence:

    the glow of coals in the fireplace.

  2. brightness of color.

  3. a sensation or state of bodily heat.

  4. a warm, ruddy color of the cheeks.

  5. warmth of emotion or passion; ardor.

  6. (v.i.)to emit bright light and heat without flame; become incandescent.

  7. to shine like something intensely heated.

  8. to be lustrously red or brilliant.

  9. (of the cheeks) to exhibit a healthy, ruddy color.

  10. to become or feel very warm or hot.

  11. to show emotion or elation:

    to glow with pride.

Origin of glow:

bef. 1000; OE glōwan; akin to OHG gluoen, ON glōa

Princeton's WordNet

  1. freshness, glow(noun)

    an alert and refreshed state

  2. luminescence, glow(noun)

    light from nonthermal sources

  3. incandescence, glow(noun)

    the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised

  4. glow(noun)

    a feeling of considerable warmth

    "the glow of new love"; "a glow of regret"

  5. glow(noun)

    a steady even light without flames

  6. radiance, glow, glowing(noun)

    the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface

  7. gleam, gleaming, glow, lambency(verb)

    an appearance of reflected light

  8. glow(verb)

    emit a steady even light without flames

    "The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden"

  9. glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)

    have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

    "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

  10. burn, glow(verb)

    shine intensely, as if with heat

    "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"

  11. glow(verb)

    be exuberant or high-spirited

    "Make the people's hearts glow"

  12. glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)

    experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

    "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. glow(verb)ˈoʊ

    to produce light that is warm but not too bright

    The fire glowed in the darkened room.

  2. glowˈoʊ

    (of sb or sb's skin) to have a healthy appearance

    a pregnant woman, glowing and healthy

  3. glowˈoʊ

    to show a strong positive emotion

    He glowed with pride/happiness.

  4. glow(noun)ˈoʊ

    a warm light that is not bright

    the glow of the setting sun

  5. glowˈoʊ

    a healthy color in your skin

    The exercise had given her a healthy glow.

  6. glowˈoʊ

    a positive, satisfied feeling

    a glow of pride/accomplishment


  1. glow(Noun)

    The state of a glowing object.

  2. glow(Noun)

    The condition of being passionate or having warm feelings.

  3. glow(Noun)

    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.

  4. glow(Verb)

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

    The fire was still glowing after ten hours.

  5. glow(Verb)

    To radiate some emotional quality like light.

  6. glow(Verb)

    To gaze especially passionately at something.

  7. glow(Verb)

    To radiate thermal heat.

  8. glow(Verb)

    To shine brightly and steadily.

  9. glow(Verb)

    To sweat

    Women glow, men sweat.

  10. Origin: Possibly from the Old English glowan, though this is disputed because the corresponding words in Old Saxon and Old High German are dissimilar, glōjan and gluoen respectively. It may instead be from an word, glóa. Its ultimate root is probably the Old Teutonic root . See glass

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glow(verb)

    to shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandescent

  2. Glow(verb)

    to exhibit a strong, bright color; to be brilliant, as if with heat; to be bright or red with heat or animation, with blushes, etc

  3. Glow(verb)

    to feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn

  4. Glow(verb)

    to feel the heat of passion; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.; to rage, as passior; as, the heart glows with love, zeal, or patriotism

  5. Glow(verb)

    to make hot; to flush

  6. Glow(noun)

    white or red heat; incandscence

  7. Glow(noun)

    brightness or warmth of color; redness; a rosy flush; as, the glow of health in the cheeks

  8. Glow(noun)

    intense excitement or earnestness; vehemence or heat of passion; ardor

  9. Glow(noun)

    heat of body; a sensation of warmth, as that produced by exercise, etc


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Anagrams of GLOW

  1. gowl, wlog

  2. Gowl

  3. Wlog

Translations for GLOW

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to give out heat or light without any flame

The coal was glowing in the fire.

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