What does radiator mean?

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ˈreɪ diˌeɪ tərra·di·a·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. radiatornoun

    any object that radiates energy

  2. radiatornoun

    heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings

  3. radiatornoun

    a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate; heat is transferred from the fluid through the honeycomb to the airstream that is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan


  1. radiatornoun

    Anything which radiates or emits rays.

  2. radiatornoun

    (Automotive) A device that lowers engine coolant temperature by conducting heat to the air, through metal fins.

  3. radiatornoun

    (Buildings) A finned metal fixture that carries hot water or steam in order to heat a room.

  4. radiatornoun

    A type of antenna.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radiatornoun

    that which radiates or emits rays, whether of light or heat; especially, that part of a heating apparatus from which the heat is radiated or diffused; as, a steam radiator


  1. Radiator

    Radiators are heat exchangers used to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of cooling and heating. The majority of radiators are constructed to function in automobiles, buildings, and electronics. The radiator is always a source of heat to its environment, although this may be for either the purpose of heating this environment, or for cooling the fluid or coolant supplied to it, as for engine cooling. Despite the name, radiators generally transfer the bulk of their heat via convection, not by thermal radiation, though the term "convector" is used more narrowly; see radiation and convection, below. The Roman hypocaust, a type of radiator for building space heating, was described in 15 AD. The heating radiator was invented by Franz San Galli, a Polish-born Russian businessman living in St. Petersburg, between 1855 and 1857.

Editors Contribution

  1. radiator

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    There are at least ten radiators in our house, one in each room.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of radiator in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of radiator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of radiator in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Pryor:

    It was the ’70s ! , drugs were still good, especially Quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you ’d f --- a radiator and send it flowers in the morning.

  2. 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.

  3. Rosie Seelaus:

    If you go swimming, if you're in the ocean, wear your old ear, don't put it on top of a radiator or toaster oven.

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