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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Glow \Glow\ (gl[=o]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glowed (gl[=o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Glowing.] [AS. gl[=o]wan; akin to D. gloeijen, OHG. gluoen, G. gl["u]hen, Icel. gl[=o]a, Dan. gloende glowing. [root]94. Cf. Gloom.] [1913 Webster] 1. To shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandescent. [1913 Webster] Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To exhibit a strong, bright color; to be brilliant, as if with heat; to be bright or red with heat or animation, with blushes, etc. [1913 Webster] Clad in a gown that glows with Tyrian rays. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] And glow with shame of your proceedings. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn. [1913 Webster] Did not his temples glow In the same sultry winds and acrching heats? --Addison. [1913 Webster] The cord slides swiftly through his glowing hands. --Gay. [1913 Webster] 4. To feel the heat of passion; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.; to rage, as passior; as, the heart glows with love, zeal, or patriotism. [1913 Webster] With pride it mounts, and with revenge it glows. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Burns with one love, with one resentment glows. --Pope. [1913 Webster]