Essence vs Glow - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between essence and glow
is that essence
)the inherent nature of a thing or idea while glow
is the state of a glowing object.
As a verb glow is
to give off light from heat or to emit light as if heated.
(senseid)The inherent nature of a thing or idea.
- The laws are at present, both in form and essence , the greatest curse that society labours under.
- Gifts and alms are the expressions, not the essence of this virtue [charity].
(philosophy) The true nature of anything, not accidental or illusory.
- The essence of Addison's humour is irony.
A being; especially, a purely spiritual being.
- Uncompounded is their essence pure.
* Washington Irving
- As far as gods and heavenly essences / Can perish.
A significant feature of something.
The concentrated form of a plant or drug obtained through a distillation process.
* essence of Jojoba
Fragrance, a perfume.
* Alexander Pope
- He had been indulging in fanciful speculations on spiritual essences , until he had an ideal world of his own around him.
- Nor let the essences exhale.
* in essence
* of the essence; time is of the essence
To give off light from heat or to emit light as if heated.
To radiate some emotional quality like light.
* Alexander Pope
- With pride it mounts, and with revenge it glows .
To gaze especially passionately at something.
To radiate thermal heat.
- Burns with one love, with one resentment glows .
To shine brightly and steadily.
* , chapter=5
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing
vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.}}
To make hot; to flush.
To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.
- Fans, whose wind did seem / To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool.
* John Gay
- Did not his temples glow / In the same sultry winds and scorching heats?
- The cord slides swiftly through his glowing hands.
The state of a glowing object.
* 1994 , (Stephen Fry), (The Hippopotamus) Chapter 2
The condition of being passionate or having warm feelings.
The brilliance or warmth of color in an environment or on a person (especially one's face).
- The door of the twins' room opposite was open; a twenty-watt night-light threw a weak yellow glow into the passageway. David could hear the twins breathing in time with each other.
- He had a bright red glow on his face.