Meaning of GLOW in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ gloʊ ]

( glows, glowing, glowed)


A glow is a dull, steady light, for example the light produced by a fire when there are no flames.

...the cigarette’s red glow...

The rising sun casts a golden glow over the fields.

N-COUNT : usu sing


A glow is a pink colour on a person’s face, usually because they are healthy or have been exercising.

The moisturiser gave my face a healthy glow that lasted all day.

N-SING : usu a N


If you feel a glow of satisfaction or achievement, you have a strong feeling of pleasure because of something that you have done or that has happened.

Exercise will give you a glow of satisfaction at having achieved something...

He felt a glow of pride in what she had accomplished.

N-SING : oft N of n


If something glows , it produces a dull, steady light.

The night lantern glowed softly in the darkness...

Even the mantel above the fire glowed white.

VERB : V , V adj


If a place glows with a colour or a quality, it is bright, attractive, and colourful.

Used together these colours will make your interiors glow with warmth and vitality.

...carved wood bathed in glowing colors and gold leaf.

VERB : V with n , V-ing , also V


If something glows , it looks bright because it is reflecting light.

The instruments glowed in the bright orange light...

The fall foliage glowed red and yellow in the morning sunlight.

VERB : V , V adj


If someone’s skin glows , it looks pink because they are healthy or excited, or have been doing physical exercise.

Her freckled skin glowed with health again.

...a glowing complexion.

VERB : V with n , V-ing , also V


If someone glows with an emotion such as pride or pleasure, the expression on their face shows how they feel.

The expectant mothers that Amy had encountered positively glowed with pride.

VERB : V with n


see also glowing

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.