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glow

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verb \ ˈglō \

Definition of glow

intransitive verb
1 a :to shine with or as if with an intense heat
  • embers glowing in the darkness
b (1) :to have a rich warm typically ruddy color
  • cheeks glowing with health
(2) :flush, blush
  • the children glowed with excitement
2 a :to experience a sensation of or as if of heat
  • glowing with rage
b :to show exuberance or elation
  • glow with pride

glowingly

play \ˈglō-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of glow in a Sentence

  1. The coals glowed in the fireplace.

  2. The fireplace glowed with the dying coals.

  3. This toy glows in the dark.

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Origin and Etymology of glow

Middle English, from Old English glōwan; akin to Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow


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glow

noun

Definition of glow

1 :brightness or warmth of color; especially :redness
2 a :warmth of feeling or emotion
b :a sensation of warmth
  • the drug produces a sustained glow
3 a :the state of glowing with heat and light
b :light such as is emitted by a solid body heated to luminosity :incandescence

Examples of glow in a Sentence

  1. We could see the glow of the lamp in the window.

  2. The town's lights cast a glow on the horizon.

  3. the rosy glow of health

  4. He felt a glow as he remembered the day they first met.

  5. Their problems were all forgotten in the glow of victory.

  6. She felt the glow from the fireplace.

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First Known Use of glow

1600



GLOW Defined for English Language Learners

glow

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verb

Definition of glow for English Language Learners

  • : to shine with low light and heat but usually without flame

  • : to shine with a steady light

  • : to have a warm, reddish color from exercise, emotion, etc.


glow

noun

Definition of glow for English Language Learners

  • : a soft and steady light

  • : a pink color in your face from exercising, being excited, etc.

  • : a pleasant feeling


GLOW Defined for Kids

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glow

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verb \ ˈglō \

Definition of glow for Students

glowed; glowing
1 :to shine with or as if with great heat
  • Coals glowed in the fireplace.
2 :to shine with steady light
  • Candles glowed in the dark.
3 :to have a warm reddish color (as from exercise)
4 :to look happy, excited, or healthy
  • His eyes glowed with pride.

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glow

noun

Definition of glow for Students

1 :light such as comes from something that is very hot but not flaming
2 :brightness or warmth of color
  • There was a rosy glow in the sky.
3 :a feeling of physical warmth (as from exercise)
4 :a warm and pleasant feeling
  • She felt a glow of happiness.


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