What does radiant mean?

Definitions for radiant
ˈreɪ di əntra·di·ant

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beaming, beamy, effulgent, radiant, refulgentadjective

    radiating or as if radiating light

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

Wiktionary

  1. radiantnoun

    A point source from which radiation is emitted.

  2. radiantnoun

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

  3. radiantadjective

    Radiating light and/or heat.

  4. radiantadjective

    Emitted as radiation.

  5. radiantadjective

    Bright, glowing or filled with light.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Radiantadjective

    Shining; brightly sparkling; emitting rays.

    Etymology: radians, Lat.

    There was a sun of gold radiant upon the top, and before, a small cherub of gold with wings displayed. Francis Bacon.

    Mark what radiant state she spreads,
    In circle round her shining throne,
    Shooting her beams like silver threads,
    This, this is she alone. John Milton, Arcades.

    Virtue could see to do what virtue would
    By her own radiant light, though sun and moon
    Were in the flat sea sunk. John Milton.

    I see the warlike host of heaven,
    Radiant in glitt’ring arms and beamy pride,
    Go forth to succour truth below. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radiantadjective

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

  2. Radiantadjective

    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

  3. Radiantadjective

    beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face

  4. Radiantadjective

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

  5. Radiantadjective

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

  6. Radiantnoun

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

  7. Radiantnoun

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

  8. Radiantnoun

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

  9. 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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  1. anti-rad

  2. antirad

  3. intrada

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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. Kate Beckinsale:

    My mum’s voice is in my head, very loud, at all times. My mum wouldn’t even get a facial, she is suspicious of anything like that, and looks f-----g radiant and amazing. I know if I did do Botox, I’d be the one that would get the droopy eye, and my mum would go, ‘I f-----g told you! See? You should never do that.’.

  2. Alina Amador:

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

  3. Waight Keller:

    I saw her after the service. She was absolutely radiant, there was just a glow to her, you could tell they were so in love ... and she had just looked absolutely exquisite.

  4. 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.’

  5. 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.

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