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English noun: glow

1. glow (state) an alert and refreshed state


Synonymsfreshness


Broader (hypernym)good health, healthiness

2. glow (attribute) light from nonthermal sources


Synonymsluminescence


Broader (hypernym)brightness, brightness level, light, luminance, luminosity, luminousness

3. glow (phenomenon) the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised


Synonymsincandescence


Broader (hypernym)light, visible light, visible radiation

4. glow (feeling) a feeling of considerable warmth


SamplesThe glow of new love.
A glow of regret.


Broader (hypernym)feeling

5. glow (phenomenon) a steady even light without flames


Broader (hypernym)light, visible light, visible radiation


Narrower (hyponym)sky glow

6. glow (phenomenon) the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface


Synonymsglowing, radiance


Broader (hypernym)light, visible light, visible radiation


Narrower (hyponym)aureole, corona

7. glow (attribute) an appearance of reflected light


Synonymsgleam, gleaming, lambency


Broader (hypernym)effulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine


English verb: glow

1. glow (perception) emit a steady even light without flames


SamplesThe fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)radiate


Narrower (hyponym)fluoresce, flush

2. glow (perception) have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink


SamplesHer face glowed when she came out of the sauna.


Synonymsbeam, radiate, shine


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem

3. glow (weather) shine intensely, as if with heat


SamplesThe coals were glowing in the dark.
The candles were burning.


ExamplesLights glow on the horizon, The horizon is glowing with lights


Synonymsburn


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beam, shine


Narrower (hyponym)gutter

4. glow (emotion) be exuberant or high-spirited


SamplesMake the people's hearts glow.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

5. glow (emotion) experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion


SamplesShe was beaming with joy.
Her face radiated with happiness.


Synonymsbeam, radiate, shine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel









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