Meaning of GLOW in English


I. ˈglō intransitive verb

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

Date: before 12th century


a. : to shine with or as if with an intense heat

embers glow ing in the darkness


(1) : to have a rich warm typically ruddy color

cheeks glow ing with health

(2) : flush , blush

the children glow ed with excitement


a. : to experience a sensation of or as if of heat

glow ing with rage

b. : to show exuberance or elation

glow with pride

• glow·ing·ly -iŋ-lē adverb

II. noun

Date: 1600

1. : brightness or warmth of color ; especially : redness


a. : warmth of feeling or emotion

b. : a sensation of warmth

the drug produces a sustained glow


a. : the state of glowing with heat and light

b. : light such as is emitted by a solid body heated to luminosity : incandescence

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.