glow (glows, present participle glowing; past glowed, past participle glowed)
- To give off light from heat or to emit light as if heated.
- The fire was still glowing after ten hours.
- To radiate some emotional quality like light.
- The zealots glowed with religious fervor.
- You are glowing from happiness!
- With pride it mounts, and with revenge it glows.
- 1715, Homer; [Alexander] Pope, transl., “Book IX”, in The Iliad of Homer, volume I, London: Printed by W[illiam] Bowyer, for Bernard Lintott between the Temple-Gates, OCLC 670734254 ↗:
- Burns with one love, with one resentment glows.
- To gaze especially passionately at something.
- To radiate thermal heat.
- Iron glows red hot when heated to near its melting point.
- After their workout, the gymnasts' faces were glowing red.
- To shine brightly and steadily.
- The new baby's room glows with bright, loving colors.
- (transitive) To make hot; to flush.
- c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
- Fans, whose wind did seem / To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool.
- (intransitive) To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.
- 1713, Joseph Addison, Cato, published 1712, [Act 3, scene 5]:
- Did not his temples glow / In the same sultry winds and scorching heats?
- The cord slides swiftly through his glowing hands.
- German: glühen
- Portuguese: brilhar
- Russian: свети́ться
- Spanish: fulgir, fulgurar, iluminar, brillar, arder, resplandecer, estar al rojo vivo
- German: abstrahlen
- Russian: свети́ться
- Spanish: irradiar
- The state of a glowing object.
- The condition of being passionate or having warm feelings.
- The brilliance or warmth of color in an environment or on a person (especially one's face).
- He had a bright red glow on his face.
- French: lueur
- German: Glühen
- Italian: alone, luminescenza, luccichio
- Russian: свече́ние
- Spanish: resplandeciente
- Italian: luccichio, luminescenza