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GLOW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glow mean? 

GLOW (noun)
  The noun GLOW has 7 senses:

1. an alert and refreshed state
2. light from nonthermal sources
3. the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
4. a feeling of considerable warmth
5. a steady even light without flames
6. the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
7. an appearance of reflected light

  Familiarity information: GLOW used as a noun is common.


GLOW (verb)
  The verb GLOW has 5 senses:

1. emit a steady even light without flames
2. have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
3. shine intensely, as if with heat
4. be exuberant or high-spirited
5. experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

  Familiarity information: GLOW used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLOW (noun)


Sense 1glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An alert and refreshed state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

glow; freshness

Hypernyms ("glow" is a kind of...):

good health; healthiness (the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease)


Sense 2glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Light from nonthermal sources

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

glow; luminescence

Hypernyms ("glow" is a kind of...):

brightness; brightness level; light; luminance; luminosity; luminousness (the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light)


Sense 3glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

incandescence; glow

Hypernyms ("glow" is a kind of...):

light; visible light; visible radiation ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation)


Sense 4glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of considerable warmth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Context examples:

the glow of new love / a glow of regret

Hypernyms ("glow" is a kind of...):

feeling (the experiencing of affective and emotional states)


Sense 5glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A steady even light without flames

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("glow" is a kind of...):

light; visible light; visible radiation ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "glow"):

sky glow (illumination of the night sky in urban areas)


Sense 6glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

radiance; glowing; glow

Hypernyms ("glow" is a kind of...):

light; visible light; visible radiation ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "glow"):

aureole; corona (the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse)


Sense 7glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An appearance of reflected light

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

gleam; lambency; gleaming; glow

Hypernyms ("glow" is a kind of...):

effulgence; radiance; radiancy; refulgence; refulgency; shine (the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light)


GLOW (verb)


Sense 1glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emit a steady even light without flames

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden

Hypernyms (to "glow" is one way to...):

radiate (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "glow"):

fluoresce (exhibit or undergo fluorescence)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

glow; radiate; beam; shine

Context example:

Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna

Hypernyms (to "glow" is one way to...):

appear; look; seem (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shine intensely, as if with heat

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Synonyms:

burn; glow

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "glow" is one way to...):

beam; shine (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "glow"):

gutter (burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

Lights glow on the horizon
The horizon is glowing with lights


Sense 4glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be exuberant or high-spirited

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

Make the people's hearts glow

Hypernyms (to "glow" is one way to...):

experience; feel (undergo an emotional sensation)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 5glow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

glow; beam; radiate; shine

Context examples:

She was beaming with joy / Her face radiated with happiness

Hypernyms (to "glow" is one way to...):

experience; feel (undergo an emotional sensation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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