Definitions for radiateˈreɪ diˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ra•di•ateˈreɪ diˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪt(v.; adj.)-at•ed, -at•ing

  1. (v.i.)to extend, spread, or move like rays or radii from a center.

    Category: Physics

  2. to emit rays, as of light or heat; irradiate.

    Category: Physics

  3. to issue or proceed in rays.

    Category: Physics

  4. (of persons) to project or glow with cheerfulness, joy, etc.

  5. (v.t.)to emit in rays; disseminate, as from a center.

    Category: Physics

  6. (of persons) to project (joy, goodwill, etc.).

  7. (adj.)radiating from a center.

  8. having rays extending from a central point or part.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. radiating symmetrically.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of radiate:

1610–20; < L radiātus, ptp. of radiāre to radiate light, shine

Princeton's WordNet

  1. radial, stellate, radiate(adj)

    arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center

    "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"

  2. radiate(verb)

    having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies

  3. radiate(verb)

    send out rays or waves

    "The sun radiates heat"

  4. radiate(verb)

    send out real or metaphoric rays

    "She radiates happiness"

  5. radiate, ray(verb)

    extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center

    "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions"

  6. glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)

    have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

    "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

  7. radiate(verb)

    cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays

    "The sun is radiating"

  8. glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)

    experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

    "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"

  9. radiate(verb)

    issue or emerge in rays or waves

    "Heat radiated from the metal box"

  10. diversify, radiate(verb)

    spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate

    "The plants on this island diversified"

Wiktionary

  1. radiate(Verb)

    To extend, send or spread out from a center like radii.

  2. radiate(Verb)

    To emit rays or waves.

    The stove radiates heat.

  3. radiate(Verb)

    To come out or proceed in rays or waves.

    The heat radiates from a stove.

  4. radiate(Verb)

    To illuminate.

  5. radiate(Verb)

    To expose to ionizing radiation, such as by radiography.

  6. radiate(Verb)

    To manifest oneself in a glowing manner.

  7. radiate(Verb)

    to spread into new habitats, migrate.

  8. radiate(Adjective)

    radiating from a center.

  9. radiate(Adjective)

    surrounded by rays, such as the head of a saint in a religious picture.

  10. radiate(Adjective)

    having parts radiating from the center, such as the petals in many flowers.

  11. radiate(Adjective)

    having radial symmetry, such as a seastar.

  12. Origin: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radiate(verb)

    to emit rays; to be radiant; to shine

  2. Radiate(verb)

    to proceed in direct lines from a point or surface; to issue in rays, as light or heat

  3. Radiate(verb)

    to emit or send out in direct lines from a point or points; as, to radiate heat

  4. Radiate(verb)

    to enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness on; to irradiate

  5. Radiate(adj)

    having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal

  6. Radiate(adj)

    having in a capitulum large ray florets which are unlike the disk florets, as in the aster, daisy, etc

  7. Radiate(adj)

    belonging to the Radiata

  8. Radiate(noun)

    one of the Radiata


Translations for radiate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

radiate(verb)

to send out rays of (light, heat etc)

A fire radiates heat.

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