glowing

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
glow•ing /ˈgloʊɪŋ/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. giving off bright light or heat without flame:glowing coals.
  2. showing good health or happy emotion.
  3. warmly praising:a glowing account of her work.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
glow•ing  (glōing),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. incandescent.
  2. rich and warm in coloring:glowing colors.
  3. showing the radiance of health, excitement, etc.:glowing cheeks.
  4. warmly favorable or complimentary:a glowing account of her work.
glowing•ly, adv. 
  • Middle English glowynge, Old English glowende. See glow, -ing2 bef. 1000
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged ardent, wholehearted, enthusiastic, rapturous, unstinting.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
glowing /ˈɡləʊɪŋ/ adj
  1. emitting a steady bright light without flames: glowing embers
  2. warm and rich in colour: the room was decorated in glowing shades of gold and orange
  3. flushed and rosy, as from exercise or excitement: glowing cheeks
  4. displaying or indicative of extreme satisfaction, pride, or emotion: he gave a glowing account of his son's achievements
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
glow /gloʊ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable;  usually singular]
  1. a light given off by or as if by a substance heated hot enough to do so;
    incandescence:the glow of hot coals.
  2. brightness of color:the glow of the rubies.
  3. a sensation or state of bodily heat:a warm glow after exercising.
  4. a warm, usually reddish color of the cheeks.
  5. warmth of emotion or passion;
    ardor:felt the glow of love.

v. [no object]
  1. to give off a glow:The coals glowed for hours.
  2. to shine like something intensely heated:The hands of the watch glow in the dark.
  3. to have a healthy, reddish color:Her face glowed.
  4. to feel very warm:His body was glowing after the exercise class.
  5. to show happiness:glowing with pride.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
glow  (glō),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity;
    incandescence.
  2. brightness of color.
  3. a sensation or state of bodily heat.
  4. a warm, ruddy color of the cheeks.
  5. warmth of emotion or passion;
    ardor.

v.i. 
  1. to emit bright light and heat without flame;
    become incandescent.
  2. to shine like something intensely heated.
  3. to exhibit a strong, bright color;
    be lustrously red or brilliant.
  4. (of the cheeks) to exhibit a healthy, warm, ruddy color.
  5. to become or feel very warm or hot.
  6. to show emotion or elation:to glow with pride.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English glowen (verb, verbal), Old English glōwan; akin to German glühen, Old Norse glōa
    • 9.See corresponding entry in Unabridged flush, blush, redden.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
glow /ɡləʊ/ n
  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
vb (intransitive)
  1. to emit a steady even light without flames
  2. to shine intensely, as if from great heat
  3. to be exuberant or high-spirited, as from excellent health or intense emotion
  4. to experience a feeling of wellbeing or satisfaction: to glow with pride
  5. (esp of the complexion) to show a strong bright colour, esp a shade of red
  6. to be very hot
Etymology: Old English glōwan; related to Old Norse glōa, Old High German gluoen, Icelandic glōra to sparkle
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