glow

glow
glow1 [gləu US glou] n [singular]
1.) a soft steady light
glow from
the glow from the dying fire
glow of
the dim glow of the lightbulb
the warm glow of the setting sun
the green glow of the computer monitor
2.) the pink colour in your face or body that you have when you are healthy, have been doing exercise, or are excited
She had a healthy glow in her cheeks.
3.) a glow of pleasure/satisfaction/happiness etc
a strong feeling of pleasure etc
Sophie felt a glow of pride.
glow 2
glow2 v
[: Old English; Origin: glowan]
1.) to produce or ↑reflect a soft steady light
= ↑shine
The bedside lamp glowed dimly.
The fireplace was still glowing with the remains of last night's fire.
The red tip of his cigarette was glowing in the dark.
[i]see usage notegleam1
2.) if your face or body glows, it is pink or hot because you are healthy, have been doing exercise, or are feeling a strong emotion
glow with
She looked exceptionally well, glowing with health .
3.) glow with pride/joy/pleasure etc
to look very happy because you feel proud etc
She gazed up at him, glowing with happiness.
4.) if something glows with a quality or colour, it is attractive and has strong colours
glow with
The interior of the house glowed with colour, warmth, and life.

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