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rɪˈsplɛn dəntre·splen·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glorious, resplendent, splendid, splendiferousadjective

    having great beauty and splendor

    "a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"


  1. resplendentadjective

    Shiny and colourful, and thus pleasing to the eye.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. RESPLENDENTadjective

    Bright; shining; having a beautiful lustre.

    Etymology: resplendens, Lat.

    Rich in commodities, beautiful in situation, resplendent in all glory. William Camden, Remains.

    There all within full rich array’d he found,
    With royal arras and resplendent gold. Fairy Queen.

    The ancient electrum had in it a fifth of silver to the gold, and made a compound metal, as fit for most uses as gold, and more resplendent. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Empress of this fair world, resplendent Eve! John Milton.

    Every body looks most splendid and luminous in the light of its own colour: cinnaber in the homogeneal light is most resplendent, in the green light it is manifestly less resplendent, in the blue light still less. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    Resplendent brass, and more resplendent dames. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resplendentadjective

    shining with brilliant luster; very bright

  2. Etymology: [L. resplendens, -entis, p. pr. of resplendere to shine brightly; pref. re- re- + splendere to shine. See Splendid.]


  1. Resplendent

    Resplendent is an English language science fiction collection published in 2006. It is the fourth and final book in Stephen Baxter's Destiny's Children series. This book is a collection of short stories relating to the previous three books, comprising new works and previously-published stories, including the novellas Reality Dust and Riding the Rock and Mayflower II, an 88-page novella taking place in the Xeelee Sequence that won the 2004 BSFA Award for the Best Short Fiction; it was published in 2004. It contains the following stories: ⁕“Cadre Siblings”, Interzone 153, 2000-03. ⁕Reality Dust, 2000. ⁕“Silver Ghost”, Asimov’s, 2000-09. ⁕“On the Orion Line”, Asimov’s, 2000-10. ⁕“In the Un-Black”, Redshift, 2001. ⁕“The Ghost Pit”, Asimov’s, 2001-07. ⁕“The Cold Sink”, Asimov’s, 2001-08. ⁕“Breeding Ground”, Asimov’s, 2003-02. ⁕“The Great Game”, Asimov’s, 2003-03. ⁕“The Chop Line”, Asimov’s, 2003-12. ⁕“The Dreaming Mould”, Interzone 179, 2002-05. ⁕“Conurbation 2473”, Live without a Net, 2003-08. ⁕“All in a Blaze”, Stars: Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian, 2003. ⁕Riding the Rock, 2002-11. ⁕“Lakes of Light”, Constellations, 2005. ⁕“Between Worlds”, Between Worlds, September 2004. ⁕Mayflower II, 2004-08.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Resplendent

    rē-splen′dent, adj. very splendid, shining brilliantly: very bright: (her.) issuing rays.—ns. Resplen′dence, Resplen′dency, state of being resplendent.—adv. Resplen′dently. [L. resplendērere-, inten., splendēre, to shine.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resplendent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resplendent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of resplendent in a Sentence

  1. Robert Morley:

    Robert Morley sat with Wilfred Hyde White, watching the coronation parade of Queen Elizabeth. In an open carriage approached the very large Queen Salote of Tonga. Resplendent in a floral dress and ignoring the rain. "Who do you think that is beside queen Salote?" asked Wilfred, looking down at his program. Robert glanced at the diminutive Tonga ambassador in his top hat and tails and suggested, "her lunch perhaps".

  2. Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller:

    Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason, Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise founders of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.

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    (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
    • A. tantamount
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