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  ( glows    plural & 3rd person present)   ( glowing    present participle)   ( glowed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A glow is a dull, steady light, for example the light produced by a fire when there are no flames.  
usu sing  
...the cigarette's red glow..., The rising sun casts a golden glow over the fields.     
2       n-sing   A glow is a pink colour on a person's face, usually because they are healthy or have been exercising.  
usu a N  
The moisturiser gave my face a healthy glow that lasted all day.     
3       n-sing   If you feel a glowof satisfaction or achievement, you have a strong feeling of pleasure because of something that you have done or that has happened.  
oft N of n  
Exercise will give you a glow of satisfaction at having achieved something..., He felt a glow of pride in what she had accomplished.     
4       verb   If something glows, it produces a dull, steady light.  
The night lantern glowed softly in the darkness...      V  
Even the mantel above the fire glowed white.      V adj  
5       verb   If a place glowswith a colour or a quality, it is bright, attractive, and colourful.  
Used together these colours will make your interiors glow with warmth and vitality.      V with n  
...carved wood bathed in glowing colors and gold leaf.      V-ing, Also V  
6       verb   If something glows, it looks bright because it is reflecting light.  
The instruments glowed in the bright orange light...      V  
The fall foliage glowed red and yellow in the morning sunlight.      V adj  
7       verb   If someone's skin glows, it looks pink because they are healthy or excited, or have been doing physical exercise.  
Her freckled skin glowed with health again.      V with n  
...a glowing complexion.      V-ing, Also V  
8       verb   If someone glowswith an emotion such as pride or pleasure, the expression on their face shows how they feel.  
The expectant mothers that Amy had encountered positively glowed with pride.      V with n  

glow-worm        ( glow-worms    plural  ) A glow-worm is a type of beetle which produces light from its body.      n-count  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



1    burning, gleam, glimmer, incandescence, lambency, light, luminosity, phosphorescence  
2    brightness, brilliance, effulgence, radiance, splendour, vividness  
3    ardour, earnestness, enthusiasm, excitement, fervour, gusto, impetuosity, intensity, passion, vehemence, warmth  
4    bloom, blush, flush, reddening, rosiness  
5    brighten, burn, gleam, glimmer, redden, shine, smoulder  
6    be suffused, blush, colour, fill, flush, radiate, thrill, tingle  
   chill, coolness, dullness, greyness, half-heartedness, iciness, indifference, paleness, pallor, wanness  

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