What does GLOW mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GLOW.

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"


  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

  10. Origin: [AS. glwan; akin to D. gloeijen, OHG. gluoen, G. glhen, Icel. gla, Dan. gloende glowing. 94. Cf. Gloom.]


  1. Glow

    Glow is the ninth full-length album by the band Raven, released in 1994. "The Rocker" is a Thin Lizzy cover.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glow

    glō, v.i. to shine with an intense heat: to feel great heat of body: to be flushed: to feel the heat of passion: to be ardent.—n. shining or white heat: unusual warmth: brightness of colour: vehemence of passion.—p.adj. Glow′ing, shining with intense light, white with heat: ardent, fervent, fiery.—adv. Glow′ingly.—ns. Glow′-lamp, an incandescent lamp, usually electric; Glow′-worm, a name given to many beetles in the sub-family Lampyrides, having phosphorescent structures on the abdomen. [A.S. glówan, to glow; Ger. glühen, Ice. glóa, to glow.]


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Anagrams for GLOW »

  1. gowl, wlog

  2. Gowl

  3. Wlog


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GLOW in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GLOW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Maraboli:

    Let the glow in your heart reflect in your soul."

  2. Robert Lutts:

    We are in the after glow of the Greece and Iran deals.

  3. Publius Ovidius NasoOvid:

    The glow of inspiration warms us it is a holy rapture.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    It is easy to see the glow but hard to recognize the awakening of silence.

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Translations for GLOW

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • hřát, vypadat nadšeně, zářit, vyzařovat, být nadšenýCzech
  • glühen, leuchten, abstrahlenGerman
  • λάμψηGreek
  • resplandecer, brillar, fulgurar, irradiar, fulgir, estar al rojo vivo, arder, iluminar, brilloSpanish
  • lueur, éclatFrench
  • luminescenza, splendore, calore, luccichio, ardore, aloneItalian
  • 輝きJapanese
  • tūwhā, kokomeaMāori
  • gloedDutch
  • poświataPolish
  • iradiaRomanian
  • свети́ться, сия́ние, сия́ть, пыла́ть, рдеть, свече́ние, пылатьRussian
  • glSwedish
  • parıltıTurkish

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