glow

glow [glō]
vi.
[ME glowen < OE glowan, akin to Ger glühen < IE * ghlō- < base * ĝhel-, to shine > GOLD, GLEAM, YELLOW, Gr chlōros, light green]
1. to give off a bright light as a result of great heat; be incandescent or red-hot
2. to give out a steady, even light without flame or blaze
3. to be or feel hot; give out heat
4. to radiate health or high spirits
5. to be elated or enlivened by emotion [to glow with pride]
6. to show brilliant, conspicuous colors; be bright; specif.,
a) to be flushed, as from emotion, enthusiasm, etc.; be rosy or ruddy
b) to gleam; flash; light up: said of the eyes
c) to be bright or luminescent: said of colors
n.
1. a light given off as the result of great heat; incandescence
2. steady, even light without flame or blaze
3. brilliance, vividness, or luminescence of color
4. brightness of skin color, as from good health, emotion, etc.; flush
5. a sensation of warmth and well-being
6. warmth of emotion; ardor, eagerness, etc.
SYN.- BLAZE1
glowing
adj.
glowingly
adv.

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