Meaning of GLOW in English


v. & n.


1. a throw out light and heat without flame; be incandescent. b shine like something heated in this way.

2 (of the cheeks) redden, esp. from cold or exercise.

3 (often foll. by with) a (of the body) be heated, esp. from exertion; sweat. b express or experience strong emotion (glowed with pride; glowing with indignation).

4 showing a warm colour (the painting glows with warmth).

5 (as glowing adj.) expressing pride or satisfaction (a glowing report).


1. a glowing state.

2 a bright warm colour, esp. the red of cheeks.

3 ardour; passion.

4 a feeling induced by good health, exercise, etc.; well-being.

Phrases and idioms:

glow discharge a luminous sparkless electrical discharge from a pointed conductor in a gas at low pressure. glow-worm any beetle of the genus Lampyris whose wingless female emits light from the end of the abdomen. in a glow colloq. hot or flushed; sweating.


glowingly adv.

Etymology: OE glowan f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.