• WordNet 3.6
    • v glow experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion "She was beaming with joy","Her face radiated with happiness"
    • v glow be exuberant or high-spirited "Make the people's hearts glow"
    • v glow emit a steady even light without flames "The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden"
    • v glow have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
    • v glow shine intensely, as if with heat "The coals were glowing in the dark","The candles were burning"
    • n glow an appearance of reflected light
    • n glow light from nonthermal sources
    • n glow a feeling of considerable warmth "the glow of new love","a glow of regret"
    • n glow the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
    • n glow a steady even light without flames
    • n glow the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
    • n glow an alert and refreshed state
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
    • Glow Brightness or warmth of color; redness; a rosy flush; as, the glow of health in the cheeks.
    • Glow Heat of body; a sensation of warmth, as that produced by exercise, etc.
    • Glow Intense excitement or earnestness; vehemence or heat of passion; ardor. "The red glow of scorn."
    • Glow To exhibit a strong, bright color; to be brilliant, as if with heat; to be bright or red with heat or animation, with blushes, etc. "Clad in a gown that glows with Tyrian rays.""And glow with shame of your proceedings."
    • Glow To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn. "Did not his temples glow In the same sultry winds and acrching heats?""The cord slides swiftly through his glowing hands."
    • Glow To feel the heat of passion; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.; to rage, as passior; as, the heart glows with love, zeal, or patriotism. "With pride it mounts, and with revenge it glows .""Burns with one love, with one resentment glows ."
    • v. t Glow To make hot; to flush. "Fans, whose wind did seem
      To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool."
    • Glow To shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandescent. "Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees."
    • Glow White or red heat; incandscence.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pure electricity, when photographed, shows up as a brightly glowing liquid droplet flowing inside a tiny crystal.
    • glow To burn with an intense heat, especially without flame; give forth bright light and heat; be incandescent.
    • glow Hence To radiate heat and light in a marked degree; appear incandescent; be very bright and hot.
    • glow To feel a more or less intense sensation of heat; be hot, as the skin; have a burning sensation.
    • glow To exhibit a strong bright color; be lustrously red or brilliant; shine vividly.
    • glow To feel the heat of passion; be ardent; be animated by intense love, zeal, anger, or the like.
    • glow To be intense or vehement; have or exhibit force, ardor, or animation.
    • glow To stare with amazement.
    • glow To heat so as to produce color or brilliancy; produce a flush in.
    • n glow Shining heat, or white heat; incandescence.
    • n glow Brightness of color; vivid redness: as, the glow of health in the cheeks.
    • n glow A flush of sensation or feeling, as of pleasure, pain, etc.; ardor; vehemence.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Limelight was how we lit the stage before electricity was invented. Basically, illumination was produced by heating blocks of lime until they glowed.
    • v.i Glow glō to shine with an intense heat: to feel great heat of body: to be flushed: to feel the heat of passion: to be ardent
    • n Glow shining or white heat: unusual warmth: brightness of colour: vehemence of passion
    • ***


  • John Mason Brown
    John Mason Brown
    “Charm is a glow within a woman which casts a most becoming light on others.”
  • Homer
    “Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Enthusiasm is: A quiet spiritual strength: An inner glow: Faith in action: Greatest asset in the world: Beats money power influence: Tramples over prejudice.”
  • David Grayson
    David Grayson
    “Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.”
  • Bob Hope
    “When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things -- not the great occasions -- that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “The glow of satisfaction which follows the consciousness of doing our level best never comes to a human being from any other experience.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. glōwan,; akin to D. gloeijen, OHG. gluoen, G. glühen, Icel. glōa, Dan. gloende, glowing. √94. Cf. Gloom


In literature:

The glowing light was spinning more swiftly now.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
Manfred raised it close to his face, peering through the dark depths into its glowing heart.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He turned toward her, and his face glowed with adoration.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Her pale little languid countenance glowed and shone.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Across the gorge the cliff, above the wash of shadow, glowed saffron; a light wind wailed down the bore.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
But the porthole glowed emptily.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
A glow came into his face, into his fine, smooth skin, his eyes, gold-grey, glowed intimately to her.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
When his cold gray eyes met hers they lighted with a glow like that of fire through ice.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
But the timorous smile remained, and her eyes, upraised to mine, glowed with misty starlight.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The glowing, flaming Sun appeared, making a crescent of the Earth.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various

In poetry:

Harmonia was her name. Her voice
Was tremulously low;
To hear it made the heart rejoice
And glow.
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
Look! . . . . . . See!
Shining through the tree,
The window-light is glowing bright
To welcome you and me.
"Hist!" by C J Dennis
Half waking and half dreaming,
While starry lamps hung low
I saw a vision splendid
Upon the darkness glow.
"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley
Alas for human dreams that leave,
Instead of after-glow,
Cold memories that pine and grieve,
And sadden as we go.
"Connelbush" by Alexander Anderson
But if upon the seas I sail,
Or trundle on the glowing rail,
I am but a thought of hers,
Loveliest of travellers.
"Una" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It burns and glows to strengthen me
In this one hour so grim,
Nor will He take it off until
I pass to stand by Him.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Guitarist Kaki King Discusses Her New Album, 'Glow'.
A glowing Stacy was seen frolicking on his boat with a nice belly bulge.
The Korean spas, where old women in bras and panties scrub naked ladies down to a luminous glow, are already the stuff of legend among the fairer sex.
If you love the feeling of the sun beating down on you as you strive for that golden glow, you're not alone.
On July 18, as a CBS3 helicopter pilot and cameraman were filming an arrest in Bridesburg, the cameraman noticed the cockpit light up with a bright green glow and knew immediately it was being struck with a laser pointer.
The peak of Mount McKinley glows in the early morning sunlight in November.
The former "Entertainment Tonight" host/interviewer and star of her daytime talk show, "Leeza," looked all of 30 in long highlighted hair, glowing skin and toned legs .
While Andy Murray basked in the glow of his first major championship, his coach celebrated the US Open title with a few rounds of golf with his buddies.
Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano spoke glowingly about his new RB Reggie Bush throughout training camp.
Firefly' fans can't let go of the glow.
Glow-in-the-dark devil sticks (remember those?
Manfred Kielnhofer's LED Glowing Light Ball bench in Plexiglas and wood by Technik Design, 43-7242-66633-0.
"It's really become a lifestyle," he said Sunday, as the stadium's lights glowed in the distance above his four 60-inch TVs.
When it comes to seeking a pretty, summertime glow, more stars are swapping the tanning bed (everyone except the Jersey Shore cast, that is) for bottles of self-tanner.
) glow our skin is missing.

In science:

Kolobov and Tsendin have shown that the first field reversal is located near the end of the negative glow (NG), near the position (although located slightly to the cathode side) where ions density attains its greatest magnitude .
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges
Moreover, Kolobov and Tsendin explained how ions produced to the left of the first reversal location move to the cathode by ambipolar diffusion - helping to maintain the glow by secondary electron emission - and ions generated to the right of this location drift to the anode.
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges
The phenomenology of DC glow discharges are well described, for example, by Roth , where the existence of the field reversal in the negative glow (NG) is already clearly shown.
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges
In the regime of a normal glow discharge the voltage and the current density are both practically independent of the total current flowing in the discharge tube.
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges
CR) - This is a transition region between the cathode dark space and the negative glow where most of the voltage drop (cathode fall) of φc at x = dc .
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges