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Glow vs. Glare

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  • Glow (verb)

    To give off light from heat or to emit light as if heated.

    "The fire was still glowing after ten hours."

  • Glow (verb)

    To radiate some emotional quality like light.

    "The zealots glowed with religious fervor."

    "You are glowing from happiness!"

  • Glow (verb)

    To gaze especially passionately at something.

  • Glow (verb)

    To radiate thermal heat.

    "Iron glows red hot when heated to near its melting point."

    "After their workout, the gymnasts' faces were glowing red."

  • Glow (verb)

    To shine brightly and steadily.

    "The new baby's room glows with bright, loving colors."

  • Glow (verb)

    To make hot; to flush.

  • Glow (verb)

    To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.

  • Glow (noun)

    The state of a glowing object.

  • Glow (noun)

    The condition of being passionate or having warm feelings.

  • Glow (noun)

    The brilliance or warmth of color in an environment or on a person (especially one's face).

    "He had a bright red glow on his face."

  • Glare (noun)

    An intense, blinding light.

  • Glare (noun)

    Showy brilliance; gaudiness.

  • Glare (noun)

    An angry or fierce stare.

  • Glare (noun)

    A call collision; the situation where an incoming call occurs at the same time as an outgoing call.

  • Glare (noun)

    A smooth, bright, glassy surface.

    "a glare of ice"

  • Glare (noun)

    A viscous, transparent substance; glair.

  • Glare (verb)

    To stare angrily.

    "He walked in late, with the teacher glaring at him the whole time."

  • Glare (verb)

    To shine brightly.

    "The sun glared down on the desert sand."

  • Glare (verb)

    To be bright and intense, or ostentatiously splendid.

  • Glare (verb)

    To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.

  • Glare (adjective)

    smooth and bright or translucent; glary

    "skating on glare ice"

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Glow (verb)

    To shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandescent.

  • Glow (verb)

    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.

  • Glow (verb)

    To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.

  • Glow (verb)

    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.

  • Glow

    To make hot; to flush.

  • Glow (noun)

    White or red heat; incandscence.

  • Glow (noun)

    Brightness or warmth of color; redness; a rosy flush; as, the glow of health in the cheeks.

  • Glow (noun)

    Intense excitement or earnestness; vehemence or heat of passion; ardor.

  • Glow (noun)

    Heat of body; a sensation of warmth, as that produced by exercise, etc.

  • Glare (verb)

    To shine with a bright, dazzling light.

  • Glare (verb)

    To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely.

  • Glare (verb)

    To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay.

  • Glare

    To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.

  • Glare (noun)

    A bright, dazzling light; splendor that dazzles the eyes; a confusing and bewildering light.

  • Glare (noun)

    A fierce, piercing look or stare.

  • Glare (noun)

    A viscous, transparent substance. See Glair.

  • Glare (noun)

    A smooth, bright, glassy surface; as, a glare of ice.

  • Glare (adjective)

    Smooth and bright or translucent; - used almost exclusively of ice; as, skating on glare ice.

Webster Dictionary
  • Glow (noun)

    an alert and refreshed state

  • Glow (noun)

    light from nonthermal sources

  • Glow (noun)

    the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised

  • Glow (noun)

    a feeling of considerable warmth;

    "the glow of new love"

    "a glow of regret"

  • Glow (noun)

    a steady even light without flames

  • Glow (noun)

    the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface

  • Glow (noun)

    an appearance of reflected light

  • Glow (verb)

    emit a steady even light without flames;

    "The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden"

  • Glow (verb)

    especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink;

    "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

  • Glow (verb)

    shine intensely, as if with heat;

    "The coals were glowing in the dark"

    "The candles were burning"

  • Glow (verb)

    be exuberant or high-spirited;

    "Make the people's hearts glow"

  • Glow (verb)

    experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion;

    "She was beaming with joy"

    "Her face radiated with happiness"

  • Glare (noun)

    great brightness;

    "a glare of sunlight"

    "the flowers were a blaze of color"

  • Glare (noun)

    an angry stare

  • Glare (noun)

    a focus of public attention;

    "he enjoyed being in the limelight"

    "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"

  • Glare (verb)

    look at with a fixed gaze;

    "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her"

  • Glare (verb)

    be sharply reflected;

    "The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"

  • Glare (verb)

    shine intensely;

    "The sun glared down on us"

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