- 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.
Origin of glow
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Examples from the Web for glowed
Around them, Kansas City glowed in the midsummer dusk; ahead of them glimmered the future.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
Amid worried NYPD, paramedics, nurses, and doctors, he glowed.Hundreds Evacuated From NYU’s Tisch Hospital in Hurricane Sandy
October 30, 2012
Images of golden flowers, just slightly past their perfect prime, glowed from the flowing hemlines of black dresses.Prada and Gucci Show Off Strong, Smart Sensuality at Milan Fall 2012 Fashion Shows
February 24, 2012
The event stayed light and refreshing as the golden Airstream glowed throughout the evening.Berlin’s Champagne Food Truck
July 23, 2011
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 Incomplete Amorist
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
- 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 satisfactionto glow with pride
- (esp of the complexion) to show a strong bright colour, esp a shade of red
- to be very hot
Word Origin and History for glowed
mid-15c., from 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.