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.
verb (used without object)
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.

before 1000; Middle English glowen (v.), Old English glōwan; akin to German glühen, Old Norse glōa

outglow, verb (used with object)
underglow, noun

9. flush, blush, redden. Unabridged
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glow (ɡləʊ)
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
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
[Old English glōwan; related to Old Norse glōa, Old High German gluoen, Icelandic glōra to sparkle]

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Word Origin & History

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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glow definition

  1. n.
    a mild state of drug or alcohol intoxication. : What was supposed to be a nice glow turned out to be a terrifying hallucination.
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Example sentences for glows
The orb glows when she tells the shopkeeper she plans to give a friend his soul back.
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