Definitions for luminaryˈlu məˌnɛr i
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luminary, leading light, guiding light, notable, notability(noun)
a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
"he was host to a large gathering of luminaries"
One that is an inspiration to others; one who has achieved success in his chosen field; a leading light.
An artificial light; an illumination.
A body that gives light; especially, one of the heavenly bodies.
Origin: From luminaria, from luminare, from lumen.
any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies
one who illustrates any subject, or enlightens mankind; as, Newton was a distinguished luminary
Origin: [F. luminaire, L. luminare a light or lamp, which was lighted in the churches, a luminary, fr. lumen, luminis, light, fr. lucere to be light, to shine, lux, lucis, light. See Light.]
The luminaries were what traditional astrologers called the two astrological "planets" which were the brightest and most important objects in the heavens, that is, the Sun and the Moon.
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