What does radiate mean?

Definitions for radiateˈreɪ diˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪt

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

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"


  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

  9. Origin: [L. radiatus, p. p.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Radiate

    rā′di-āt, v.i. to emit rays of light: to shine: to proceed in direct lines from any point or surface.—v.t. to send out in rays: to furnish with rays.—adjs. Rā′diāte, -d, formed of rays diverging from a centre: (bot.) consisting of a disc in which the florets are tubular: (min.) having crystals diverging from a centre: belonging to the Radiata: in coins, represented with rays proceeding from a centre, as a head or bust.—adv. Rā′diately, in a radiate manner: with radiation from a centre.—adj. Rādiā′tiform, having the appearance of being radiate.—adv. Rā′diatingly.—n. Rādiā′tion, act of radiating: the emission and diffusion of rays of light or heat.—adj. Rā′diative.—n. Rā′diator, a body which radiates or emits rays of light or heat: a part of a heating apparatus for a room.—adj. Rā′diatory.—ns. Rādioflagell′ata, marine animalcules; Rā′diograph, an instrument by which solar radiation is measured.—adj. Rādiolā′rian, pertaining to the ooze at the bottom of the sea, composed of the shells of Radiolā′rians, a class of marine rhizopod Protozoa, so called from their having thread-like processes of living matter radiating outwards on all sides.—ns. Rādī′olus, one of the barbules of the main shaft of a feather; Rādiom′eter, an instrument consisting of four horizontal arms of very fine glass, carefully poised so as to revolve easily on a point, the whole contained in a glass vessel almost exhausted of air—the arms move round under light or heat, more or less swiftly according to the strength of the rays.—adj. Rādiomet′ric.—ns. Rādiomicrom′eter, an instrument for measuring very small amounts of heat; Rā′diophone, an instrument for producing or transmitting sound by heat-rays.—adj. Rādiophon′ic.—ns. Rādiophon′ics, Rā′diophony, the production of sound by radiant heat; Rā′dium, a rare element whose radiations act upon photographic plates and have properties like the X-rays.

Anagrams for radiate »

  1. airdate, ardaite


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of radiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of radiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Some people radiate happiness and make everyone happy around them.

  2. Renae A. Sauter:

    Self love is number one. As you radiate it to others, it will radiate back to you.

  3. Brian Walsh:

    First, you try to ignore it; see if it gets better. Then you try to treat it with meds, now you just have to radiate it.

  4. Teresa Woodruff:

    We discovered the zinc spark just five years ago in the mouse, and to see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking.

  5. Amit Ray:

    Be the radiator of peace. Go to the center of your inner being and radiate peace in every direction. Our wings may be small but the ripples of the heart are infinite.

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