beaming, beamy, effulgent, radiant, refulgent(adj)
radiating or as if radiating light
"the beaming sun"; "the effulgent daffodils"; "a radiant sunrise"; "a refulgent sunset"
A point source from which radiation is emitted.
The apparent origin, in the night sky, of a meteor shower.
Radiating light and/or heat.
Emitted as radiation.
Bright, glowing or filled with light.
emitting or proceeding as from a center; resembling rays; radiating; radiate
especially, emitting or darting rays of light or heat; issuing in beams or rays; beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor; as, the radiant sun
beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face
giving off rays; -- said of a bearing; as, the sun radiant; a crown radiant
having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; -- said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers
the luminous point or object from which light emanates; also, a body radiating light brightly
a straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve
the point in the heavens at which the apparent paths of shooting stars meet, when traced backward, or whence they appear to radiate
Origin: [L. radians, -antis, p. pr. of radiare to emit rays or beams, fr. radius ray: cf. F. radiant. See Radius, Ray a divergent line.]
The radiant or apparent radiant of a meteor shower is the point in the sky, from which meteors appear to originate. The Perseids, for example, are meteors which appear to come from a point within the constellation of Perseus. An observer might see such a meteor anywhere in the sky but the direction of motion, when traced back, will point to the radiant. A meteor that does not point back to the known radiant for a given shower is known as a sporadic and is not considered part of that shower. Many showers have a radiant point that changes position during the interval when it appears. For example, the radiant point for the Delta Aurigids drifts by more than a degree per night.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rā′di-ant, adj. emitting rays of light or heat: issuing in rays: beaming with light: shining: (her.) edged with rays.—n. (opt.) the luminous point from which light emanates: (astron.) the centre point from which meteoric showers proceed: (geom.) a straight line from a point about which it is conceived to revolve.—ns. Rā′diance, Rā′diancy, quality of being radiant: brilliancy: splendour.—adv. Rā′diantly.—adj. Rā′dious (obs.), radiant.—Radiant energy, energy in the form of light or radiant heat; Radiant heat, heat proceeding in rays or direct lines from a centre. [L. radians, -antis, pr.p. of radiāre, -ātum, to radiate—radius.]
anti-rad, antirad, intrada
The numerical value of radiant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of radiant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull facilities can comprehend only in the most primitive forms--this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the ranks of the devoutly religious men.
‘I saw Anne Frank and Peter van Pels in Westerbork. They were always together. (…) In Westerbork Anne was lovely, so radiant that her beauty flowed over into Peter. (…) Perhaps it’s not the right expression to say that her eyes were radiant. But they had a glow, if you know what I mean. And her movements, her looks, had such a lilt to them that I often asked myself: Can she possibly be happy? She was happy in Westerbork, though that seems almost incredible.’
The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. So to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that which is impenetretrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms-this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. Unfortunately most of us are completely unaware of this fact and we do not monitor our thoughts with the care needed so that we can create in our lives the results we say we want. Since the great majority of people do not feel worthy and deserving of abundant good fortune, radiant good health and total success in all areas of their lives that overriding thought pattern controls the results people get. The first order of business of anyone who wants to enjoy success in all areas of his
her life is to take charge of the internal dialogue they have and only think, say and behavior in a manner consistent with the results they truly desire.
Images & Illustrations of radiant
Translations for radiant
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for radiant »
Find a translation for the radiant definition in other languages:
Select another language: