Luminous

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Luminous \Lu"mi*nous\, adjective [L. luminosus, fr. lumen light: cf. F. lumineux. See {Luminary}, {Illuminate}.]

1. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.

Fire burneth wood, making it . . . luminous. --Bacon.

The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous heads. --Longfellow.

2. Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.

Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the darkness. --Longfellow.

3. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind. " Luminous eloquence." --Macaulay. " A luminous statement." --Brougham.

{Luminous paint}, a paint made up with some phosphorescent substance, as sulphide of calcium, which after exposure to a strong light is luminous in the dark for a time.

Syn: Lucid; clear; shining; perspicuous. -- {Lu"mi*nous*ly}, adverb -- {Lu"mi*nous*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

luminous

adjective

1: softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars" [syn: {aglow(p)}, {lambent}, {lucent}, {luminous}]


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