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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Glow


GLOW, verb intransitive

1. To shine with intense heat; or perhaps more correctly, to shine with a white heat; to exhibit incandescence. Hence, in a more general sense, to shine with a bright luster.

GLOWs in the stars, and blossoms in the trees.

2. To burn with vehement heat.

The scorching fire that in their entrails glows.

3. To feel great heat of body; to be hot.

Did not his temples glow

In the same sultry winds and scorching heats?

4. To exhibit a strong bright color; to be red.

Clad in a gown that glows with Tyrian rays.

Fair ideas flow,

Strike in the sketch, or in the picture glow

5. To be bright or red with heat or animation, or with blushes; as glowing cheeks.

6. To feel the heat of passion; to be ardent; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.

We say, the heart glows with love or zeal; the glowing breast.

When real virtue fires the glowing bard.

If you have never glowed with gratitude to the author of the christian revelation, you know nothing of christianity.

7. To burn with intense heat; to rage; as passion.

With pride it mounts, and with revenge it glows.

GLOW, verb intransitive To heat so as to shine. [Not used.]

GLOW, noun Shining heat, or white heat.

1. Brightness of color; redness; as the glow of health in the cheeks.

A waving glow his bloomy beds display,

Blushing in bright diversities of day.

2. Vehemence of passion.