glowing


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glow

 (glō)
intr.v. glowed, glow·ing, glows
1. To shine brightly and steadily, especially without a flame: Embers glowed in the furnace.
2.
a. To have a bright, warm, usually reddish color: The children's cheeks glowed from the cold.
b. To flush; blush.
3. To be exuberant or radiant: parents glowing with pride.
n.
1. A light produced by a body heated to luminosity; incandescence.
2. Brilliance or warmth of color, especially redness: "the evening glow of the city streets when the sun has gone behind the tallest houses" (Seán O'Faoláin).
3. A sensation of physical warmth.
4. A warm feeling, as of pleasure or well-being.

[Middle English glouen, from Old English glōwan; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glowing

(ˈɡləʊɪŋ)
adj
1. emitting a steady bright light without flames: glowing embers.
2. (Colours) warm and rich in colour: the room was decorated in glowing shades of gold and orange.
3. flushed and rosy, as from exercise or excitement: glowing cheeks.
4. displaying or indicative of extreme satisfaction, pride, or emotion: he gave a glowing account of his son's achievements.
ˈglowingly adv

glow•ing

(ˈgloʊ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. incandescent.
2. rich and warm in coloring: glowing colors.
3. showing the radiance of health, excitement, etc.
4. warmly favorable or complimentary: a glowing account of her work.
[before 1000]
glow′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glowing - the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surfaceglowing - the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
aureole, corona - the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
Adj.1.glowing - highly enthusiastic; "glowing praise"
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

glowing

adjective
1. complimentary, enthusiastic, rave (informal), ecstatic, rhapsodic, laudatory, adulatory, eulogistic The premiere of his play received glowing reviews.
complimentary cruel, scathing, dispassionate, unenthusiastic
2. aglow, red, bright, beaming, radiant, suffused a happy face, glowing with good health
aglow pale, wan, pallid
3. flushed, red, flaming, ruddy, florid, aglow Her face was glowing with humiliation.
4. bright, vivid, vibrant, rich, warm, radiant, luminous stained glass in rich, glowing colours
bright cool, grey, dull, colourless

glowing

adjective
1. Bright and clear in complexion; not dull or faded:
2. Of a healthy reddish color:
Translations
مُتَوَهِّج
svítícízářící
glødendestrålende
glóandi

glowing

[ˈgləʊɪŋ] ADJ
1. [light etc] → brillante; [fire, colour] → vivo; [complexion, cheeks etc] → encendido
2. [person] (with health, pleasure) → rebosante
3. (fig) [report, description etc] → entusiasta

glowing

[ˈgləʊɪŋ] adj
[fire] → rougeoyant(e)
[complexion] → éclatant(e)
[report, description] → élogieux/euse
to speak in glowing terms about sb/sth → parler de qn/qch en termes élogieux

glowing

adj
glühend; candle, colour, eyesleuchtend; cheeks, complexionblühend; to be glowing with healthblühend aussehen
(fig: = enthusiastic) account, descriptionbegeistert; wordsleidenschaftlich, begeistert; praise, reportüberschwänglich; pride, admiration, enthusiasmglühend; to speak of somebody/something in glowing termsvoller Begeisterung von jdm/etw sprechen; to paint something in glowing colours (fig)etw in den leuchtendsten Farben schildern

glowing

[ˈgləʊɪŋ] adj (light) → caldo/a; (fire) → ardente; (complexion) → luminoso/a; (cheeks, colour) → acceso/a; (person, with health) → florido/a; (with pleasure) → raggiante (fig) (report, description) → entusiasta
to paint sth in glowing colours (fig) → dire meraviglie di qc

glow

(gləu) verb
1. to give out heat or light without any flame. The coal was glowing in the fire.
2. to have red cheeks because of heat, cold, emotion etc. The little boy glowed with pride.
noun
the state of glowing. the glow of the coal in the fire.
ˈglowing adjective
glowing colours.
ˈglow-worm noun
a kind of beetle whose tail glows in the dark.
References in classic literature ?
Grandfather loved a wood-fire far better than a grate of glowing anthracite, or than the dull heat of an invisible furnace, which seems to think that it has done its duty in merely warming the house.
And, besides, we can make pictures of all that you tell us among the glowing embers and white ashes.
1-16) (34) And now, O Muse Calliope, daughter of Zeus, begin to sing of glowing Helios whom mild-eyed Euryphaessa, the far- shining one, bare to the Son of Earth and starry Heaven.
She was glowing from her morning toilet as only healthful youth can glow: there was gem-like brightness on her coiled hair and in her hazel eyes; there was warm red life in her lips; her throat had a breathing whiteness above the differing white of the fur which itself seemed to wind about her neck and cling down her blue-gray pelisse with a tenderness gathered from her own, a sentient commingled innocence which kept its loveliness against the crystalline purity of the outdoor snow.
The child released its hold on the mother's hand, and floating slowly upward, remained poised in midair--a softly glowing presence shining out of the dark background of the trees.
After many years, on looking back from the middle turn of life's way at the events of the past, which, like a friendly crowd, seem to gaze sadly after us hastening towards the Cimmerian shore, we may see here and there, in the gray throng, some figure glowing with a faint radiance, as though it had caught all the light of our already crepuscular sky.
She wept for very pleasure when she felt their little arms clasping her; their hard, ruddy cheeks pressed against her own glowing cheeks.
At last, some time before I stopped, the sun, red and very large, halted motionless upon the horizon, a vast dome glowing with a dull heat, and now and then suffering a momentary extinction.
The woman of granite, built to last for ever, continued to look at the glowing logs which made a sort of fiery ruin on the white pile of ashes.
cried the Astronomer, glowing with warm and elevated sentiments, "pay me, then, what you will.
No sooner said than the intensely red speck of fire was glowing within the pipe-bowl; and the scarecrow, without waiting for the witch's bidding, applied the tube to his lips and drew in a few short, convulsive whiffs, which soon, however, became regular and equable.
There were the rolling meadows, the stately elms, all yellow and brown now; the glowing maples, the garden-beds bright with asters, and the hollyhocks, rising tall against the parlor windows; only in place of the cheerful pinks and reds of the nodding stalks, with their gay rosettes of bloom, was a crape scarf holding the blinds together, and another on the sitting-room side, and another on the brass knocker of the brown-painted door.