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Meaning of “glow” in the English Dictionary

"glow" in British English

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glowverb [I]

uk   /ɡləʊ/  us   /ɡloʊ/
C2 to ​produce a ​continuouslight and sometimes ​heat: A ​nightlight glowed ​dimly in the ​corner of the children's ​bedroom. This ​substance is so ​radioactive that it glows in the ​dark.C2 to ​lookattractive because you are ​happy or ​healthy, ​especially with ​eyes that are ​shining: The children's ​faces were glowing withexcitement. They came back from ​theirweek at the ​beach, glowing withhealth.be glowing UK to be ​hot or ​red from ​exercising: When we got back from ​ourwalk in the ​snow, my ​wholebody was glowing.

glownoun [S]

uk   /ɡləʊ/  us   /ɡloʊ/
  • glow noun [S] (LIGHT)

C2 continuouslight and/or ​heat that is ​produced by something: the glow of the ​fire Neon ​emits a ​characteristicred glow.
  • glow noun [S] (SKIN)

C2 the ​fact of ​yourfacefeeling or ​appearingwarm and ​healthy: Like all the ​staff at the ​healthclub she had the ​healthy glow of the ​young and ​fit.
(Definition of glow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glow" in American English

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glownoun [U]

 us   /ɡloʊ/
  • glow noun [U] (LIGHT)

continuouslight, esp. ​light from something that is ​heated: the glow of ​embers from a ​fire
  • glow noun [U] (LOOK)

a ​red or ​warmlook: Her ​face has a ​natural, ​healthy glow. A glow is also a ​positivefeeling: The glow of ​romanceseemed to have ​worn off.

glowverb [I]

 /ɡloʊ/
  • glow verb [I] (LIGHT)

to ​shine with a ​continuouslight: A ​nightlight glowed ​dimly in the ​bedroom.
  • glow verb [I] (LOOK)

to have a ​red or ​warmlook on the ​skin: His ​cheeks glowed after the ​workout.
(Definition of glow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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