1. [ verb ] emit a steady even light without flames

"The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden"

Related terms: emit_light fluoresce luminescence
2. [ verb ] esp. of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink
Synonyms: shine radiate beam

"Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

Related terms: look gleam
3. [ noun ] (physics) light from nonthermal sources
Synonyms: luminescence
Related terms: luminosity
4. [ noun ] (medicine) an alert and refreshed state
Synonyms: freshness
Related terms: good_health
5. [ verb ] shine intensely, as if with heat
Synonyms: burn

"The coals were glowing in the dark" "The candles were burning"

Related terms: shine gutter incandescence
6. [ verb ] be exuberant or high-spirited

"Make the people's hearts glow"

Related terms: feel freshness
7. [ noun ] (physics) the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
Synonyms: incandescence
Related terms: light burn
8. [ noun ] a feeling of considerable warmth

"the glow of new love" "a glow of regret"

Related terms: feeling
9. [ noun ] (physics) the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
Synonyms: radiance glowing
Related terms: light aureole
10. [ noun ] (physics) a steady even light without flames
Related terms: light sky_glow
11. [ verb ] experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
Synonyms: radiate shine beam

"She was beaming with joy" "Her face radiated with happiness"

Related terms: feel radiance
12. [ noun ] an appearance of reflected light
Synonyms: gleam gleaming lambency
Related terms: radiance
Similar spelling:   Glawe