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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
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 for glow
  • Their device works by focusing pulses of laser light on the tooth, causing it to glow and release heat.
  • They can compost an elephant, fertilize an oak forest or light up the oceans in the eerie teal glow of bioluminescence.
  • Their energy causes certain elements in the ink to fluoresce, or glow.
  • Also making the target reflective would make if glow on radar.
  • But new neurons that glow are no good unless they have function.
  • What you're probably thinking of are glow plugs, which are used to heat up the cylinders in cold conditions.
  • By the glow of a small carbide lamp one could distinguish a dozen human figures gathered around three or four tables.
  • The glow enters into his fingers, making them green, and he turns to us and laughs.
  • It has the enchantment of a bank after hours, of a honeycomb emptied of honey and flooded with a soft glow.
  • It must have lasted-that faraway glow, that spot of shimmer-some three or four minutes.
British Dictionary definitions for glow

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 glow
glow
O.E. glowan "to shine as if red-hot," from P.Gmc. base *glo- (cf. O.S. gloian, O.N. gloa, O.H.G. gluoen, Ger. glühen "to glow"), from PIE *ghlo-. First record of glow-worm is from c.1320.
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Slang definitions & phrases for glow

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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glow in Technology

language
A POP-11 variant with lexical scope.
Available from Andrew Arnblaster, Bollostraat 6, B-3140 Keerbergen, Belgium, for Mac or MS-DOS.
[Byte's UK edition, May 1992, p.84UK-8].
(1997-02-07)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for glow

GLOW

gross lift-off weight
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