gleaming vs glow what difference

what is difference between gleaming and glow

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡliːmɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -iːmɪŋ

Adjective

gleaming (comparative more gleaming, superlative most gleaming)

  1. Having a bright sheen.

Translations

Noun

gleaming (plural gleamings)

  1. A flash of reflected light.

Synonyms

  • shining, glowing, glinting

Translations

Verb

gleaming

  1. present participle of gleam


English

Etymology

From Middle English glowen, from Old English glōwan, from Proto-Germanic *glōaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰel-. Cognate with Saterland Frisian gloie, glöie, gluuje, West Frisian gloeie, Dutch gloeien, German glühen, Danish and Norwegian glo, Icelandic glóa. See also glass.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡləʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡloʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Verb

glow (third-person singular simple present glows, present participle glowing, simple past glowed or (nonstandard) glew, past participle glowed or (nonstandard) glown)

  1. To give off light from heat or to emit light as if heated.
  2. To radiate some emotional quality like light.
  3. To gaze especially passionately at something.
  4. (copulative) To radiate thermal heat.
  5. To shine brightly and steadily.
  6. (transitive) To make hot; to flush.
  7. (intransitive) To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.
    • Did not his temples glow / In the same sultry winds and scorching heats?
    • 1727, John Gay, Sweet William’s Farewell to Black-eyed Susan
      The cord slides swiftly through his glowing hands.
  8. (Internet slang, politics, far-right) to expose someone to the authorities.
  9. (Internet slang, politics, far-right) to create a threatening online post that may involve violence, and look suspicious enough to attract a police investigation.

Derived terms

  • glew
  • outglow

Related terms

  • gleed
  • glowie (an informant, a spy)

Translations

Noun

glow (countable and uncountable, plural glows)

  1. The light given off by a glowing object.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      Thus all that Art and Con had to do, when the night was favourable, was to advance a little way along the avenue, until they reached the place whence the light, if it was burning, must be visible, as a glow, a feeble glow, in the air, and thence to go on, towards the back door, or to go back, towards the gate, as the case might be.
  2. The condition of being passionate or having warm feelings.
  3. 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.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • gowl, w.l.o.g., wlog

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English glīwian.

Verb

glow

  1. Alternative form of glewen (to play music, have fun).

Etymology 2

From Old French gluer.

Verb

glow

  1. Alternative form of glewen (to glue).

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial