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glow

[gloh] /gloʊ/
noun
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.
verb (used without object)
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.
Origin of glow
1000
before 1000; Middle English glowen (v.), Old English glōwan; akin to German glühen, Old Norse glōa
Related forms
outglow, verb (used with object)
underglow, noun
Synonyms
9. flush, blush, redden.
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Examples from the Web for glowed
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  • Viviette had told Austin the thing that glowed sacred at the bottom of his soul.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • "No, I can trust my boys, I hope," and she glowed with real pride in them when she said it.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • Hers were ice cold—but inside they tingled and glowed, like a worm of fire in a chrysalis of ice.

  • The face of Paul glowed like fire, and he almost gasped for breath.

    Homeward Bound James Fenimore Cooper
  • He knew the reason now, and glowed with a fiery lust of battle.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • The letter that she wrote Mrs. Wilcox glowed with the native hue of resolution.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
British Dictionary definitions for glowed

glow

/ɡləʊ/
noun
1.
light emitted by a substance or object at a high temperature
2.
a steady even light without flames
3.
brilliance or vividness of colour
4.
brightness or ruddiness of complexion
5.
a feeling of wellbeing or satisfaction
6.
intensity of emotion; ardour
verb (intransitive)
7.
to emit a steady even light without flames
8.
to shine intensely, as if from great heat
9.
to be exuberant or high-spirited, as from excellent health or intense emotion
10.
to experience a feeling of wellbeing or satisfaction: to glow with pride
11.
(esp of the complexion) to show a strong bright colour, esp a shade of red
12.
to be very hot
Word Origin
Old English glōwan; related to Old Norse glōa, Old High German gluoen, Icelandic glōra to sparkle
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Word Origin and History for glowed

glow

n.

mid-15c., from glow (v).

glow

v.

Old English glowan "to glow, shine as if red-hot," from Proto-Germanic base *glo- (cf. Old Saxon gloian, Old Frisian gled "glow, blaze," Old Norse gloa, Old High German gluoen, German glühen "to glow"), from PIE *ghel- (see glass). Figuratively from late 14c. Related: Glowed; glowing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for glowed

glow

noun

Mild intoxication; Tiddliness: After a couple of bourbons she had a nice glow (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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