glow / glō/ • v. [intr.] give out steady light without flame: the tips of their cigarettes glowed in the dark. ∎ have an intense color and a slight shine: faces that glowed red with the cold. ∎ have a heightened color or a bloom on the skin as a result of warmth or health: he was glowing with health. ∎ feel deep pleasure or satisfaction and convey it through one's expression and bearing: Katy always glowed when he praised her.• n. [in sing.] a steady radiance of light or heat: the setting sun cast a deep red glow over the city. ∎ a feeling of warmth in the face or body; the visible effects of this as a redness of the cheeks: he could feel the brandy filling him with a warm glow. ∎ a strong feeling of pleasure or well-being: with a glow of pride, Mildred walked away.