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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All these obelisks are dark and sinister, their hulking forms glowering over a carpet of white bones under leaden skies.
▪ He glowered at a taxi as it came to a noisy stop at the light.
▪ He came in and glowered at them.
▪ His cousin sat at the kitchen table, glowering.
▪ Standing tall and glowering down on the referee when things go wrong is not the answer.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glower \Glow"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glowered; p. pr. & vb. n. Glowering.] [Cf. Gloar.] to look intently; to stare angrily or with a scowl.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "to shine;" c.1500, "to stare with wide eyes," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (compare Norwegian dialectal glora "to glow"), from Proto-Germanic base *glo- (see glow (v.)), root of Old English glowan "to glow," which influenced the spelling. Or perhaps related to Middle Dutch gluren "to leer." Meaning "to look angrily, scowl" is first recorded 1775. Related: Glowered; glowering. As a noun, 1715, from the verb.


alt. (context intransitive English) To look or stare with anger. n. An angry stare or glare. vb. (context intransitive English) To look or stare with anger.

  1. n. an angry stare [syn: glare]

  2. v. look at with a fixed gaze; "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her" [syn: glare]

  3. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval [syn: frown, lour, lower]

Usage examples of "glower".

Courtney Broadhead had gone to the far end of the room and stayed there, glowering, till old Vernon strolled across and tried to talk him into a better humour.

Willoughby told his own party chief, who referred the command to the bulky Bagshaw man by means of a silent glower.

That left Caineron with the elegant Randir and Korey of the Coman, glowering from a corner.

He launched into a well known song about a beautiful lass and her ardent lover as Dogface glowered at him.

It was only then, as the boat spun sideways, that Pender saw the glowering, purple face of Dunlop astride the rearmost thwarts.

He leapt nimbly across the boats and jumped up on to the quay side Dunlop followed at a more sedate pace, glowering at the barge crew.

Hati had been talking to them, and one of them, Maol the farmwife, glowered and fingered something beneath her belt when she looked at those men.

The gray sky still glowered its threat of snow, but for the time being, no flakes fell.

After the two armies had murdered each other for four or five days in the Wilderness, by fighting so close together that much of the time you could almost shake hands with the Graybacks, both hauled off a little, and lay and glowered at each other.

And when I was not doing any of these things, I met with the Rebbe Nahum ben Isaac and bent my mind to the difficult tasks he set me, droning Habiru verses for hour upon hour, while he chewed his beard and glowered at me.

Don Guillermo sat as host, trying to be politely jovial to these men he hated while at the same time riding tight, glowering herd on his own hotblooded officers lest one of them say or do that which their instincts and his own all called insistently to be done, in all of its violence and bloodshed.

Marak glowered, resting, nursing the recurrence of pain the Ila had given him.

Her mother arrived then with Hank in tow, the dark-haired man glowering at Sarah as if this was all her fault.

He stood glowering at Rosie, fists clenched, but the big jaygee just shrugged his shoulders and ignored him, methodically issuing beer to a continuous line of other sailors.

His face impassive, he bent his lionlike glowering gaze upon Thoth-Amon.