- The state of a glowing object.
- The condition of being passionate or having warm feelings.
- The brilliance or warmth of color in an environment or on a person (especially one's face).
- To give off light from heat or to emit light as if heated.
- To radiate some emotional quality like light.
- The zealots glowed with religious fervor.
- The new baby's room glows with bright, loving colors.
- To gaze especially passionately at something.
- To burn with bodily heat.
- After their work out, the gymnasts faces were glowing red.
- To shine brightly and steadily.
- To sweat
- Women glow, men sweat.
Etymology: Possibly from the Old English glÅwan, though this is disputed because the corresponding words in Old Saxon and Old High German are dissimilar, glÅjan and gluoen respectively. It may instead be from an Old Norse word, glóa. Its ultimate root is probably the Old Teutonic root
- Dutch: gloeien
- Italian: brillare
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