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ˈreɪ di əntra·di·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beaming, beamy, effulgent, radiant, refulgent(adj)

    radiating or as if radiating light

    "the beaming sun"; "the effulgent daffodils"; "a radiant sunrise"; "a refulgent sunset"

Wiktionary

  1. radiant(Noun)

    A point source from which radiation is emitted.

  2. radiant(Noun)

    The apparent origin, in the night sky, of a meteor shower.

  3. radiant(Adjective)

    Radiating light and/or heat.

  4. radiant(Adjective)

    Emitted as radiation.

  5. radiant(Adjective)

    Bright, glowing or filled with light.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radiant(adj)

    emitting or proceeding as from a center; resembling rays; radiating; radiate

    Etymology: [L. radians, -antis, p. pr. of radiare to emit rays or beams, fr. radius ray: cf. F. radiant. See Radius, Ray a divergent line.]

  2. Radiant(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. radians, -antis, p. pr. of radiare to emit rays or beams, fr. radius ray: cf. F. radiant. See Radius, Ray a divergent line.]

  3. Radiant(adj)

    beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face

    Etymology: [L. radians, -antis, p. pr. of radiare to emit rays or beams, fr. radius ray: cf. F. radiant. See Radius, Ray a divergent line.]

  4. Radiant(adj)

    giving off rays; -- said of a bearing; as, the sun radiant; a crown radiant

    Etymology: [L. radians, -antis, p. pr. of radiare to emit rays or beams, fr. radius ray: cf. F. radiant. See Radius, Ray a divergent line.]

  5. Radiant(adj)

    having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; -- said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers

    Etymology: [L. radians, -antis, p. pr. of radiare to emit rays or beams, fr. radius ray: cf. F. radiant. See Radius, Ray a divergent line.]

  6. Radiant(noun)

    the luminous point or object from which light emanates; also, a body radiating light brightly

    Etymology: [L. radians, -antis, p. pr. of radiare to emit rays or beams, fr. radius ray: cf. F. radiant. See Radius, Ray a divergent line.]

  7. Radiant(noun)

    a straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve

    Etymology: [L. radians, -antis, p. pr. of radiare to emit rays or beams, fr. radius ray: cf. F. radiant. See Radius, Ray a divergent line.]

  8. Radiant(noun)

    the point in the heavens at which the apparent paths of shooting stars meet, when traced backward, or whence they appear to radiate

    Etymology: [L. radians, -antis, p. pr. of radiare to emit rays or beams, fr. radius ray: cf. F. radiant. See Radius, Ray a divergent line.]

Freebase

  1. Radiant

    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

  1. Radiant

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. radiant

    Emitting light.

    Her husbands face was so radiant and her eyes sparkled wide with delight.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 4, 2020  

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Anagrams for radiant »

  1. anti-rad, antirad, intrada

  2. Antirad

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of radiant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of radiant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of radiant in a Sentence

  1. Athena Athena:

    Grace is when your kindness and your character are radiant through your action

  2. Rosa de Winter-Levy:

    ‘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.’

  3. Jean Baudrillard:

    The local is a shabby thing. There's nothing worse than bringing us back down to our own little corner, our own territory, the radiant promiscuity of the face to face. A culture which has taken the risk of the universal, must perish by the universal.

  4. Alina Amador:

    Her beauty was so radiant, and modeling for her was so effortless, she was very calm and gentle.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    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.

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