What does incandescent mean?

Definitions for incandescentˌɪn kənˈdɛs ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word incandescent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incandescent, candent(adj)

    emitting light as a result of being heated

    "an incandescent bulb"

  2. incandescent(adj)

    characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance

    "an incandescent performance"


  1. incandescent(Noun)

    An incandescent lamp or bulb

  2. incandescent(Adjective)

    emitting light as a result of being heated

  3. incandescent(Adjective)

    shining very brightly

  4. incandescent(Adjective)

    showing intense emotion, as of a performance etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incandescent(adj)

    white, glowing, or luminous, with intense heat; as, incandescent carbon or platinum; hence, clear; shining; brilliant

  2. Origin: [L. incandecens, -entis, p. pr. of incandescere to become warm or hot; pref. in- in + candescere to become of a glittering whiteness, to become red hot, incho. fr. candere to be of a glittering whiteness: cf. F. incandescent. See Candle.]


  1. Incandescent

    Incandescent is the 1985 debut album by Crumbächer. All songs on the album are by Stephen Crumbächer except track 7, "Sweet By and By", which is a Christian hymn with lyrics by S. Fillmore Bennett and music by Joseph P. Webster, arranged by Stephen Crumbächer. According to Stephen Crumbächer, the masters have been lost, making a re-issue or re-release highly unlikely.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incandescent

    in-kan-des′ent, adj. white or glowing with heat: rendered luminous by heat.—v.i. and v.t. to glow with heat, to cause to glow.—n. Incandesc′ence, a white heat.—Incandescent light, a brilliant white light produced by a resisting conductor under an electric current, or by coal-gas burnt under a mantle or hood of the oxide of didymium and others of the alkaline earths. [L.,—in, in, candescĕrecandēre, to glow.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incandescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incandescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brenda Ueland:

    Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.

  2. Andrew Schneider:

    Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, More light. Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light.

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Translations for incandescent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • incandescentCatalan, Valencian
  • glühend, Glüh-German
  • πυρακτωμένοςGreek
  • irradiante, rebosante, reluciente, resplandesciente, candente, deslumbrante, incandescenteSpanish
  • hehkuva, hehku, loistavaFinnish
  • irradiant, rayonnant, éblouissant, éclatant, incandescent, resplendissantFrench
  • abbagliante, incandescente, risplendenteItalian
  • 白熱Japanese
  • горячий, накалённый добела, пылкий, сияющий, светящийсяRussian
  • bländandeSwedish
  • 白熾燈Chinese

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