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Definitions of radiant

  1. The luminous point or object from which light emanates; also, a body radiating light brightly. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The point in the heavens at which the apparent paths of shooting stars meet, when traced backward, or whence they appear to radiate. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. (optics) The luminous point from which light emanates: (geom.) a straight line from a point about which it is conceived to revolve. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Radiance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The luminous point or object from which light emanates; a straight line proceeding from a given point, about which it revolves; the point from which a star-shower proceeds. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. In geom., a straight line proceeding from a given point or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve; in optics, the luminous point or object from which light emanates. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Radiantly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Emitted or transmitted by radiation; as, a radiant energy; radiant heat. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Emitting or proceeding as from a center; resembling rays; radiating; radiate. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Giving off rays; - said of a bearing; as, the sun radiant; a crown radiant. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; - said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Sending out rays of light or heat; as, the radiant sun; shining; brilliant; as, radiant beauty; beaming with kindness, joy, etc., as, a radiant smile; pouring out or issuing as in rays; as, radiant heat or radiant energy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Emitting rays of light or heat: issuing in rays: beaming with light: shining. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Emitting, or issuing in, rays; shining. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Emitting or issuing in rays, as of light or heat; beaming, as with joy, kindness, or love. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Emitting rays of light or heat; shining; sparkling; in bot., applied to flowers which form a ray-like appearance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for radiant

  1. Radiant is the light of that brow. – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  2. She was answering one of his questions when Margaret Lampton, flushed and radiant with the excitement of dancing, came upon the scene; her partner was a little behind her. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
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