afterglow


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af·ter·glow

 (ăf′tər-glō′)
n.
1. The atmospheric glow that remains for a short time after sunset.
2. The light emitted after removal of a source of energy, especially:
a. The glow of an incandescent metal as it cools.
b. The emission of light from a phosphor after removal of excitation.
3. The comfortable feeling following a pleasant experience.
4. A lingering impression of past glory or success.

afterglow

(ˈɑːftəˌɡləʊ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the glow left after a light has disappeared, such as that sometimes seen after sunset
2. (Metallurgy) the glow of an incandescent metal after the source of heat has been removed
3. (General Physics) physics luminescence persisting on the screen of a cathode-ray tube or in a gas-discharge tube after the power supply has been disconnected
4. a trace, impression, etc, of past emotion, brilliance, etc

af•ter•glow

(ˈæf tərˌgloʊ, ˈɑf-)

n.
1. the glow frequently seen in the sky after sunset.
2. the pleasant remembrance of a past experience, glory, etc.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afterglow - a glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunsetafterglow - a glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunset
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
2.afterglow - the pleasure of remembering some pleasant eventafterglow - the pleasure of remembering some pleasant event; "he basked in the afterglow of his victory"
pleasantness - the feeling caused by agreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
Translations

afterglow

[ˈɑːftəgləʊ] N
1. (in sky) → arrebol m, resplandor m crepuscular
2. (bodily) → sensación f de bienestar

afterglow

[ˈɑːftərgləʊ] n
(= light) → dernières lueurs fpl
(feelings)sentiment m de bien-êtreafter-hours [ˌɑːftərˈaʊərz] adj
The school offers after-hours childcare → L'école peut s'occuper des enfants après la classe.
after-hours drinking → les consommations fpl après la fermeture
after-hours trading → transactions fpl hors Bourse
References in classic literature ?
Positively, I think that in the embarrassment of that instant I had made some inspired remark to Rosalind about the lovely country which lay dreamy in the afterglow outside our window.
The tops of the pine trees and the roofs of Horsell came out sharp and black against the western afterglow.
That afterglow has long faded away; and the picture we are apt to make of Methodism in our imagination is not an amphitheatre of green hills, or the deep shade of broad-leaved sycamores, where a crowd of rough men and weary-hearted women drank in a faith which was a rudimentary culture, which linked their thoughts with the past, lifted their imagination above the sordid details of their own narrow lives, and suffused their souls with the sense of a pitying, loving, infinite Presence, sweet as summer to the houseless needy.
First-rate," said Pierre, looking at Dolokhov, who with a bottle of rum in his hand was approaching the window, from which the light of the sky, the dawn merging with the afterglow of sunset, was visible.
Agatha stood at the window, looking at the late summer afterglow.
He looked at the fire from which the blaze departed, from which the afterglow subsided, in which the ashes turned grey, from which they dropped to dust, and thought,
As he threw down his book, stretched his legs towards the embers in the grate, and clasped his hands at the back of his head, in that agreeable afterglow of excitement when thought lapses from examination of a specific object into a suffusive sense of its connections with all the rest of our existence--seems, as it were, to throw itself on its back after vigorous swimming and float with the repose of unexhausted strength--Lydgate felt a triumphant delight in his studies, and something like pity for those less lucky men who were not of his profession.
In a paper published Thursday, researchers led by a team from Canada's McGill University considered the various theoretical models that would allow for the afterglow of the merger to keep getting brighter (it has become about four times brighter since the merger).
Afterglow of the luminescent pigments increased with the number of coating layers for each wood species (Fig.
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An energetic explosion in the cosmos has been discovered via its not-so-energetic afterglow.