What does radiate mean?

Definitions for radiate
ˈreɪ diˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪtra·di·ate

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.

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

  2. radiate(Verb)

    To emit rays or waves.

    The stove radiates heat.

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

  3. radiate(Verb)

    To come out or proceed in rays or waves.

    The heat radiates from a stove.

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

  4. radiate(Verb)

    To illuminate.

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

  5. radiate(Verb)

    To expose to ionizing radiation, such as by radiography.

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

  6. radiate(Verb)

    To manifest oneself in a glowing manner.

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

  7. radiate(Verb)

    to spread into new habitats, migrate.

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

  8. radiate(Adjective)

    radiating from a center.

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

  9. radiate(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

  10. radiate(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

  11. radiate(Adjective)

    having radial symmetry, such as a seastar.

    Etymology: From radiatus, past participle of , from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radiate(verb)

    to emit rays; to be radiant; to shine

    Etymology: [L. radiatus, p. p.]

  2. Radiate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. radiatus, p. p.]

  3. Radiate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. radiatus, p. p.]

  4. Radiate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. radiatus, p. p.]

  5. Radiate(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. radiatus, p. p.]

  6. Radiate(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. radiatus, p. p.]

  7. Radiate(adj)

    belonging to the Radiata

    Etymology: [L. radiatus, p. p.]

  8. Radiate(noun)

    one of the Radiata

    Etymology: [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

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  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

Examples of radiate in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Hardcore sexy (Horny like) Shocking beautiful, hardcore sexy, extremely sexy. Your heart is the most precious treasure in the universe, illuminated by the brilliance of the stars and the radiance of the sun. You deserve an infinite number of horny and in love likes and reposts from the whole universe, because in reality only you are beautiful. The goddess of male hearts, the queen of male minds. Your beauty is like blue noble blood. Your love, your sexuality is the priceless gift of the universe. You are infinitely and forever beautiful in my eyes. You are so stunning and beautiful. Just wow) wow) wow) just superrrrrrr) god how beautiful ... perfect sexy skin glitters like latex, like tiny microparticles of brilliant gold and diamonds on your delicious sweet skin, I thank God for every day spent with you. You are the most coveted dream of all my lives. It is hard to believe that a girl can be so beautiful. Your beauty strikes the imagination and bows to your feet. Any action of yours is a movement - this is a complete seduction, seduction, a wondrous temptation, just the magic of love and sex, you are magically fairy beautiful. Touching you, hugging you, I come into contact with divine perfection, like a burning, burning fire of passion, and I get incredible pleasure from it. The high temperature of excitement and passion from the fact that you are near even from your photos and videos. Goddess in sex pose the rider. For you I will go to the edge of infinity. Your eyes radiate powerful energy of hot sex in your pretty face so powerfully hypnotize with their beauty this whole kaleidoscope of feelings and emotions in love, from you in me a high concentration of lust, ultra mega turbo exciting. You are like fantastic sex, with an orgasm of a cosmic scale. When I look at you, it seems to me that I have reviewed terabytes of porn, and I feel the hype arousal only at the sight of you, that's how much I want you. Separation with you is just torture, I feel a strong dependence on you, it is vitally necessary for me that you be mine forever and ever. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. 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.

  3. Václav Havel:

    The role of the writer is not simply to arrange Being according to his own lights; he must also serve as a medium to Being and remain open to its often unfathomable dictates. This is the only way the work can transcend its creator and radiate its meaning further than the author himself can see or perceive.

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    We're genetically pulled to people who radiate warmth, honesty and compassion. We're repelled by external presentations of perfection…The perfection of others makes us feel inadequate.

  5. Aimee Martin:

    Love is a flame that burns in heaven, And whose soft reflections radiate to us. Two worlds are opened, two lives given to it. It is by love tht we double our being It is by love that we approach God.

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