Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To look or stare angrily or sullenly: synonym: frown.
  • noun An angry or sullen look or stare.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An angry or threatening stare.
  • noun In electricity, the light-giving body of a Nernst lamp. See Nernst lamp.
  • To look intently or watchfully; stare angrily or threateningly; frown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb to look intently; to stare angrily or with a scowl.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To look or stare with anger.
  • noun An angry stare or glare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
  • verb look at with a fixed gaze
  • noun an angry stare

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English gloren, probably of Scandinavian origin; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • The expression could best be described as a glower.

    SERPENT

  • The expression could best be described as a glower.

    SERPENT

  • Setting his hand to the hilt of his sword, he cast the boy the kind of glower intended to help him make the right decision in short order.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • She regarded the overdressed girl with aversion, answered her mincingly-spoken "How do you do, Marjory?" very curtly, and continued to "glower," as Mrs. Smylie described it, without saying another word.

    Hunter's Marjory A Story for Girls

  • Quotables: She is by no means a literary genius …. .her excessive use of the word 'glower' ...

    Evil Beet Gossip

  • Quotables: She is by no means a literary genius …. .her excessive use of the word 'glower' ...

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  • Quotables: She is by no means a literary genius …. .her excessive use of the word 'glower' ...

    Evil Beet Gossip

  • Quotables: She is by no means a literary genius …. .her excessive use of the word 'glower' ...

    Evil Beet Gossip

  • Quotables: She is by no means a literary genius …. .her excessive use of the word 'glower' ...

    Evil Beet Gossip

  • Quotables: She is by no means a literary genius …. .her excessive use of the word 'glower' ...

    Evil Beet Gossip

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  • One who glows; dark look.

    November 22, 2007