dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


3 definitions found
 for Luminous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Luminous \Lu"mi*nous\, a. [L. luminosus, fr. lumen light: cf. F.
     lumineux. See Luminary, Illuminate.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright;
        as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Fire burneth wood, making it . . . luminous.
                                                    --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous
              heads.                                --Longfellow.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made
        the room luminous.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the
              darkness.                             --Longfellow.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a
        luminous mind. " Luminous eloquence." --Macaulay. " A
        luminous statement." --Brougham.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Lucid; clear; shining; perspicuous.
          [1913 Webster] -- Lu"mi*nous*ly, adv. --
          Lu"mi*nous*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  luminous
      adj 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  176 Moby Thesaurus words for "luminous":
     ablaze, acute, aglow, alight, all-knowing, all-powerful,
     all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, apprehensible, bathed with light,
     beaming, beamy, bespangled, blushing, boundless, bright,
     bright and sunny, brightened, brilliant, burning, candescent,
     candlelit, changeless, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal,
     clear as day, clear-cut, clear-eyed, coherent, comprehensible,
     connected, consistent, creating, creative, crisp, crystal,
     crystal-clear, crystalline, dazzling, defined, definite, direct,
     discerning, distinct, effulgent, enlightened, eternal,
     eternally the same, everlasting, explicit, express, fathomable,
     firelit, fluorescent, flushing, fulgent, gaslit, gleaming, gleamy,
     glinting, glistening, glorious, glowing, good, graspable, hallowed,
     highest, holy, illuminant, illuminated, immortal, immutable,
     in a blaze, incandescent, incisive, infinite, intelligible,
     irradiate, irradiated, irradiative, just, keen, knowable, lambent,
     lamping, lamplit, lanternlit, light as day, lighted, lightened,
     limitless, limpid, lit, lit up, loud and clear, loving, lucent,
     lucid, luciferous, lucific, luciform, luminant, luminative,
     luminescent, luminiferous, luminificent, lustrous, majestic,
     making, merciful, moonlit, numinous, omnipotent, omnipresent,
     omniscient, one, orient, pellucid, penetrating, perceptive,
     percipient, permanent, perpetual, perspicacious, perspicuous,
     phosphorescent, plain, radiant, refulgent, resplendent, rutilant,
     rutilous, sacred, shaping, sharp, shimmering, shining, shiny,
     simple, sovereign, spangled, sparkling, specific, star-spangled,
     star-studded, starbright, starlike, starlit, starry,
     straightforward, streaming, studded, suffused, sunlit, sunny,
     sunshiny, supreme, timeless, tinseled, translucent, transparent,
     transpicuous, ubiquitous, unambiguous, unbounded, unchanging,
     unconfused, undefined, understandable, unequivocal, univocal,
     unlimited, unmistakable, well-defined
  
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org