an alert and refreshed state
light from nonthermal sources
the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
a feeling of considerable warmth
"the glow of new love"; "a glow of regret"
a steady even light without flames
radiance, glow, glowing(noun)
the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
gleam, gleaming, glow, lambency(verb)
an appearance of reflected light
emit a steady even light without flames
"The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden"
glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)
have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
"Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
shine intensely, as if with heat
"The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"
be exuberant or high-spirited
"Make the people's hearts glow"
glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.
blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling
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How to use glow in a sentence?
I saw her after the service. She was absolutely radiant, there was just a glow to her, you could tell they were so in love ... and she had just looked absolutely exquisite.
No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped.
It is easy to see the glow but hard to recognize the awakening of silence.
We could hear it coming but saw no sign of the landing lights. It was dark, it got louder and louder ; then you could see the glow of the red beacon under the plane. He overshot the turn and went right over the car park and control tower as he powered up and went around for another try.
Those noble men who falsehood dread In wealth and glory ever grow, As flames with greater brightness glow With oil in ceaseless flow when fed.
Translations for glow
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- hřát, vypadat nadšeně, zářit, vyzařovat, být nadšenýCzech
- glühen, leuchten, abstrahlenGerman
- resplandecer, brillar, fulgurar, irradiar, fulgir, estar al rojo vivo, arder, iluminar, brilloSpanish
- lueur, éclatFrench
- luminescenza, splendore, calore, luccichio, ardore, aloneItalian
- tūwhā, kokomeaMāori
- свети́ться, сия́ние, сия́ть, пыла́ть, рдеть, свече́ние, пылатьRussian
- phát sángVietnamese
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