from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or state of giving out intense heat and light.
  • noun Ardor.

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

  • adjective softly bright or radiant.
  • adjective highly enthusiastic.
  • adjective brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light.
  • adjective prenominal afire.

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

  • verb Present participle of glow.
  • noun The action of the verb glow.
  • adjective That glows or glow.
  • adjective figuratively Full of praise.

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

  • adjective highly enthusiastic
  • noun the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface


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