Definitions for luminousˈlu mə nəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lu•mi•nousˈlu mə nəs(adj.)

  1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright.

  2. lighted up or illuminated; well-lighted:

    the luminous ballroom.

  3. brilliant intellectually; enlightened or enlightening.

  4. clear; readily intelligible.

Origin of luminous:

1400–50; late ME < L lūminōsus


Princeton's WordNet

  1. aglow(p), lambent, lucent, luminous(adj)

    softly bright or radiant

    "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars"


  1. luminous(Adjective)

    emitting light; glowing brightly

  2. luminous(Adjective)

    brightly illuminated

  3. Origin: From luminosus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Luminous(adj)

    shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color

  2. Luminous(adj)

    illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous

  3. Luminous(adj)

    enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind

Translations for luminous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


giving out light; faintly shining so as to be visible in the dark

a luminous clock-face.

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