Meaning of GLOW in English


/gloh/ , n.

1. a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity; incandescence.

2. brightness of color.

3. a sensation or state of bodily heat.

4. a warm, ruddy color of the cheeks.

5. warmth of emotion or passion; ardor.


6. to emit bright light and heat without flame; become incandescent.

7. to shine like something intensely heated.

8. to exhibit a strong, bright color; be lustrously red or brilliant.

9. (of the cheeks) to exhibit a healthy, warm, ruddy color.

10. to become or feel very warm or hot.

11. to show emotion or elation: to glow with pride.

[ bef. 1000; ME glowen (v.), OE glowan; akin to G glühen, ON gloa ]

Syn. 9. flush, blush, redden.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .