Dictionary: GLOW-ING – GLU'MOUS

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GLOW-ING, ppr.

  1. Shining with intense heat; white with heat.
  2. Burning with vehement heat.
  3. Exhibiting a bright color; red; as, a glowing color; glowing cheeks.
  4. Ardent; vehement; animated; as, glowing zeal.
  5. Inflame; as, a glowing breast.


With great brightness; with ardent heat or passion.


The female of the Lampyris noctiluca, an insect of the order of Coleopters. It is without wings, and resembles a caterpillar. It emits a shining green light from the extremity of the abdomen. The male is winged and flies about in the evening, when it is attracted by the light of the female. Encyc.


  1. Flattery; adulation. Shak.
  2. Specious show; gloss. [Not used. See Gloss.] Sidney.

GLOZE, v.i. [Sax. glesan. See Gloss.]

To flatter; to wheedle to fawn; that is, to smooth, or to talk smoothly. So glozed the tempter, and his proem tun'd. Milton. A false glozing parasite. South.


A flatterer. Gifford.


Specious representation.

GLOZ'ING, ppr.

Flattering; wheedling.

GLU'CY-NA, n. [Gr. γλυκυς. More properly GLYCYNA.]

The only oxyd of the metal glucynum. It is a white powder, without taste or odor, and insoluble in water. The salts of glucyna have a sweet taste, and hence its name.

GLU'CY-NUM, n. [Gr. γλυκυς. More properly GLYCYNUM.]

The name of a metal, which appears in the form of a grayish black powder, and acquires a dark metallic luster by burnishing. It may be exposed to air and moisture, or be boiled in water without oxydation.

GLUE, n. [glu; Fr. glu; W. glyd; Arm. glud; Ir. glydh, gliu, gleten; L. gluten; Gr. γλια; Russ. klei. See Class Ld, No. 8, 9, 10.]

Inspissated animal gluten; a tenacious, viscid matter, which serves as a cement to unite other substances. It is made of the skins, parings, &c. of animals, as of oxen, calves or sheep, by boiling them to a jelly. Encyc. Parr.

GLUE, v.t. [Fr. gluer.]

  1. To join with glue or a viscous substance. Cabinet-makers glue together some parts of furniture.
  2. To unite; to hold together. Newton. [This word is now seldom used in a figurative sense. The phrases, to glue friends together, vices glue us to low pursuits or pleasures, found in writers of the last century, are not now used, or are deemed inelegant.]

GLUE'BOIL-ER, n. [glue and boil.]

One whose occupation is to make glue.

GLU'ED, pp.

United or cemented with glue.

GLU'ER, n.

One who cements with glue.

GLU'EY, a.

Viscous; glutinous.


The quality of being gluey.

GLU'ING, ppr.

Cementing with glue.


Having the nature of glue. Sherwood.

GLUM, a. [Scot. gloum, a frown.]

Frowning; sullen. [Little used.]

GLUM, n.

Sullenness; and, as a verb, to look sullen. [Not in use.]


Having glumes; consisting of glumes. Barton.

GLUME, n. [L. gluma, from glubo, to bark or peel, or Gr. γλυφω.]

In botany, the calyx or corol of corn and grasses, formed of valves embracing the seed, often terminated by the arista or beard; the husk or chaff. Milne. Martyn.


Dark; gloomy; dismal.


A glumous flower is a kind of aggregate flower, having a filiform receptacle, with a common glume at the base. Martyn.