Glow vs. Shine

Glow vs. Shine — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Glow and Shine

Glowverb

To shine brightly and steadily, especially without a flame

Embers glowed in the furnace.

Shineverb

To emit light.

Glowverb

To have a bright, warm, usually reddish color

The children's cheeks glowed from the cold.

Shineverb

To reflect light; glint or glisten.

Glowverb

To flush; blush.

Shineverb

To distinguish oneself in an activity or a field; excel.

Glowverb

To be exuberant or radiant

parents glowing with pride.

Shineverb

To be immediately apparent

Delight shone in her eyes.

Glownoun

A light produced by a body heated to luminosity; incandescence.

Shineverb

To aim or cast the beam or glow of (a light).

Glownoun

Brilliance or warmth of color, especially redness

"the evening glow of the city streets when the sun has gone behind the tallest houses" (Seán O'Faoláin).

Shineverb

past tense and past participle shined To make glossy or bright by polishing.

Glownoun

A sensation of physical warmth.

Shinenoun

Brightness from a source of light; radiance.

Glownoun

A warm feeling, as of pleasure or well-being.

Shinenoun

Brightness from reflected light; luster.

Glowverb

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

The fire was still glowing after ten hours.

Shinenoun

A shoeshine.

Glowverb

To radiate some emotional quality like light.

The zealots glowed with religious fervor.You are glowing from happiness!

Shinenoun

Excellence in quality or appearance; splendor.

Glowverb

To gaze especially passionately at something.

Shinenoun

Fair weather

rain or shine.

Glowverb

To radiate thermal heat.

Iron glows red hot when heated to near its melting point.After their workout, the gymnasts' faces were glowing red.

Shinenoun

shines(Informal) Pranks or tricks.

Glowverb

To shine brightly and steadily.

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

Shinenoun

(Slang) Whiskey; moonshine.

Glowverb

(transitive) To make hot; to flush.

Shinenoun

Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a black person.

Glowverb

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

Shineverb

(intransitive) To emit light.

Glownoun

The state of a glowing object.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To reflect light.

Glownoun

The condition of being passionate or having warm feelings.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To distinguish oneself; to excel.

My nephew tried other sports before deciding on football, which he shone at right away, quickly becoming the star of his school team.

Glownoun

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.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To be effulgent in splendour or beauty.

Glownoun

an alert and refreshed state

Shineverb

(intransitive) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers.

Glownoun

light from nonthermal sources

Shineverb

(intransitive) To be immediately apparent.

Glownoun

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

Shineverb

(transitive) To create light with (a flashlight, lamp, torch, or similar).

I shone my light into the darkness to see what was making the noise.

Glownoun

a feeling of considerable warmth;

the glow of new lovea glow of regret

Shineverb

(transitive) To cause to shine, as a light.

Glownoun

a steady even light without flames

Shineverb

To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light.

in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them

Glownoun

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

Shineverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to shine; put a shine on (something); polish (something).

He shined my shoes until they were polished smooth and gleaming.

Glownoun

an appearance of reflected light

Shineverb

To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one’s clothing.

Glowverb

emit a steady even light without flames;

The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden

Shinenoun

Brightness from a source of light.

Glowverb

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

Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna

Shinenoun

Brightness from reflected light.

Glowverb

shine intensely, as if with heat;

The coals were glowing in the darkThe candles were burning

Shinenoun

Excellence in quality or appearance.

Glowverb

be exuberant or high-spirited;

Make the people's hearts glow

Shinenoun

Shoeshine.

Glowverb

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

She was beaming with joyHer face radiated with happiness

Shinenoun

Sunshine.

Shinenoun

(slang) Moonshine.

Shinenoun

(cricket) The amount of shininess on a cricket ball, or on each side of the ball.

Shinenoun

(slang) A liking for a person; a fancy.

She's certainly taken a shine to you.

Shinenoun

A caper; an antic; a row.

Shinenoun

the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

Shineverb

be bright by reflecting or casting light;

Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

Shineverb

emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light;

The sun shone bright that dayThe fire beamed on their faces

Shineverb

be shiny, as if wet;

His eyes were glistening

Shineverb

be distinguished or eminent;

His talent shines

Shineverb

be clear and obvious;

A shining example

Shineverb

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

Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna

Shineverb

throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.);

Shine the light on that window, please

Shineverb

touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly;

Light fell on her faceThe sun shone on the fieldsThe light struck the golden necklaceA strange sound struck my ears

Shineverb

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

She was beaming with joyHer face radiated with happiness

Shineverb

(of surfaces) make shine;

shine the silver, pleasepolish my shoes