Meaning of GLOW in English
I. glow 1 /ɡləʊ $ ɡloʊ/ BrE AmE noun [singular]
1 . a soft steady light
the glow from the dying fire
the dim glow of the lightbulb
the warm glow of the setting sun
the green glow of the computer monitor
2 . the pink colour in your face or body that you have when you are healthy, have been doing exercise, or are excited:
She had a healthy glow in her cheeks.
3 . a glow of pleasure/satisfaction/happiness etc a strong feeling of pleasure etc:
Sophie felt a glow of pride.
II. glow 2 BrE AmE verb [intransitive]
[ Language: Old English ; Origin: glowan ]
1 . to produce or ↑ reflect a soft steady light SYN shine :
The bedside lamp glowed dimly.
The fireplace was still glowing with the remains of last night’s fire.
The red tip of his cigarette was glowing in the dark.
2 . if your face or body glows, it is pink or hot because you are healthy, have been doing exercise, or are feeling a strong emotion
She looked exceptionally well, glowing with health.
3 . glow with pride/joy/pleasure etc to look very happy because you feel proud etc:
She gazed up at him, glowing with happiness.
4 . if something glows with a quality or colour, it is attractive and has strong colours
The interior of the house glowed with colour, warmth, and life.
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■ to produce light
▪ shine to produce bright light:
The sun was shining.
▪ flash to shine brightly for a very short time, or to shine on and off very quickly many times:
Lightning flashed across the sky.
The police car’s lights were flashing.
▪ glare to shine with a very strong light which hurts your eyes:
The sun glared in her eyes.
▪ flicker to shine with an unsteady light – used about a flame or light:
The candle flickered and went out.
▪ twinkle if stars or lights twinkle, they shine in the dark in a way that seems to change from bright to faint, especially because you are a long way away from them:
stars twinkling in the sky
The harbour lights twinkled in the distance.
▪ glow especially literary to shine with a warm soft light:
Lights glowed in the windows.
▪ blaze literary to shine very brightly:
The lights of the factory were still blazing.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012