a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity; incandescence.
brightness of color.
a sensation or state of bodily heat.
a warm, ruddy color of the cheeks.
warmth of emotion or passion; ardor.
to emit bright light and heat without flame; become incandescent.
to shine like something intensely heated.
to exhibit a strong, bright color; be lustrously red or brilliant.
(of the cheeks) to exhibit a healthy, warm, ruddy color.
to become or feel very warm or hot.
to show emotion or elation: to glow with pride.
- outglow, verb (used with object)
- un·der·glow, noun
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How to use glow in a sentence
Drape them around your window, patio, garden, or bed frame and you’ll enjoy a warm, home-y glow.
The glow happens when electrically charged particles from the sun get caught up in Jupiter’s magnetic field, then dumped into the atmosphere where they shed their energy in the form of ultraviolet rays.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Corey S. Powell | August 26, 2020 | Nautilus
At home, you prepare for bed, still basking in the glow of the beautiful evening.
He was part of a team that spotted a new visible-light glow from the bubbles.Spotted: Milky Way’s giant gas bubbles in visible light | Emily Conover | July 16, 2020 | Science News For Students
When they applied the deblurring algorithm to data from the filament, they saw the glow of synchrotron emissions right away.The Hidden Magnetic Universe Begins to Come Into View | Natalie Wolchover | July 2, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
glow: The Autobiography of Rick JamesRick James David Ritz (Atria Books) Where to begin?
Of course, in her Neverland they bleach your teeth so white they glow and Madonna coaches you on your convincing British accent.‘Peter Pan Live!’ Review: No Amount of Clapping Brings It to Life | Kevin Fallon | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If only it began and ended with the warm glow of family love.
“He said, ‘Look in the mirror, and see the glow in your face,’” Allison recalls Cosby saying, according to the Daily News.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004 | Marlow Stern | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In order to get the ghosts to glow, we had to do what was called a double burn.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons | Rich Goldstein | November 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Charred beams and blackened walls showed stark and gaunt in the glow of a smoldering mass of wreckage.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Thus night fell, and darkness settled down about him, relieved only by the red glow of the logs smouldering on the hearth.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
As the bright glow of a little cascade of sparks pierced the darkness, a voice in our rear called sharply: "Hands up!"Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Very trim and strong, and confident he looked, with the glow of youth in his cheeks, and the spark of happiness in his gray eyes.The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The red glow was so brilliant that the whole river was tinged and made luminous by it.
British Dictionary definitions for glow
light emitted by a substance or object at a high temperature
a steady even light without flames
brilliance or vividness of colour
brightness or ruddiness of complexion
a feeling of wellbeing or satisfaction
intensity of emotion; ardour
to emit a steady even light without flames
to shine intensely, as if from great heat
to be exuberant or high-spirited, as from excellent health or intense emotion
to experience a feeling of wellbeing or satisfaction: to glow with pride
(esp of the complexion) to show a strong bright colour, esp a shade of red
to be very hot
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