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brilliant Explained

brilliant at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['brıljənt]

brilliant at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1681, from Fr. "sparkling, shining" prp. of briller "to shine," from It. brillare "sparkle, whirl," probably from V.L. *berillare, from berillus "beryl, precious stone," from L. beryllus. In reference to diamonds (1690) it means a flat-topped cut invented 17c. by Venetian cutter Vincenzo Peruzzi. Brilliance (1755) seems to be an Eng. formation. ///

brilliant at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S3 adj ----------//
1 bright:
2 clever:
3 excellent:
4 successful: ----------// [Date: 1600-1700; Language: French; Origin: , present participle of briller 'to shine', from Italian brillare, probably from Latin beryllus; BERYL]//
1 BRIGHT: brilliant light or colour is very bright and strong// --She closed her eyes against the brilliant light .// --We sat outside in the brilliant sunshine .// --She was dressed in brilliant white.//
2 CLEVER: extremely clever or skilful// --I think that's a brilliant idea .// --a brilliant performance// --a brilliant young musician//
3 EXCELLENT: BrE excellent// --The film was absolutely brilliant .//
4 SUCCESSFUL: very successful// --He had a long and brilliant career .// --The project was a brilliant success .// -- brilliantly adv // --The sun was shining brilliantly.// --The goalkeeper played brilliantly.//

brilliant at German => English Of Explained:

brillant

brilliant at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

187 Moby Thesaurus words for "brilliant":
Attic, Daedalian, able, accomplished, adept, adroit, apt, artistic,
authoritative, beaming, beautiful, bedazzling, biting, blinding,
blooming, brainy, bravura, bright, bright and shining, bright-hued,
brim, brink, burning, celebrated, charismatic, clean, clever,
colorful, colory, competent, coordinated, coruscating, crack,
crackerjack, creative, cunning, cute, daedal, dazzling,
deep-colored, deft, devastating, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic,
discerning, distinguished, divine, droll, edge, effulgent, eminent,
enlightened, erudite, excellent, exceptional, exotic, expert,
facetious, famous, fancy, flamboyant, flaming, fringe, fulgent,
fulgid, funny, garish, gay, gay-colored, gifted, glamorous,
glaring, glary, glittering, glorious, glowing, good, goodish,
gorgeous, graceful, handy, heavenly, hem, high-colored, humorous,
humorsome, illustrious, imaginative, incandescent, ingenious,
intelligent, intense, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky,
joshing, keen, keen-witted, killing, knowing, knowledgeable,
lambent, learned, lucent, luminous, lustrous, magic, magisterial,
magnificent, margin, masterful, masterly, mordant, neat, nimble,
nimble-witted, no dumbbell, no mean, not born yesterday, noted,
numinous, outstanding, perimeter, periphery, pointed, politic,
professional, proficient, prominent, pungent, quick,
quick-thinking, quick-witted, quite some, radiant, rapier-like,
raving, ravishing, ready, refulgent, remarkable, renowned,
resourceful, resplendent, rich, rich-colored, sage, salt, salty,
scintillating, sharp, sharp-witted, shining, skillful, skirt,
slick, smart, some, sparkling, splendent, splendid, splendorous,
splendrous, sprightly, statesmanlike, steel-trap, striking,
stunning, stylish, sublime, superb, tactful, talented,
the compleat, the complete, twinkling, verge, virtuoso, vivid,
well-done, whimsical, wise, witty, workmanlike

brilliant at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
1 extremely clever or impressive:
What a brilliant idea! * a brilliant performance / invention
2 very successful:
a brilliant career * The play was a brilliant success.
3 very intelligent or skilful:
a brilliant young scientist * She has one of the most brilliant minds in the country.
4 (of light or colours) very bright:
brilliant sunshine * brilliant blue eyes
5 (BrE, spoken) very good; excellent:
'How was it?' 'Brilliant!' * Thanks. You've been brilliant (= very kind).
brilliance noun [U]:
There were flashes of brilliance from the soloists, but generally the playing and singing lacked sparkle.
brilliantly adverb:
The plan worked brilliantly. * It was brilliantly sunny.

Brilliant at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Brilliant \Bril"liant\, n. [F. brillant. See {Brilliant}, a.]
1. A diamond or other gem of the finest cut, formed into
faces and facets, so as to reflect and refract the light,
by which it is rendered more brilliant. It has at the
middle, or top, a principal face, called the table, which
is surrounded by a number of sloping facets forming a
bizet; below, it has a small face or collet, parallel to
the table, connected with the girdle by a pavilion of
elongated facets. It is thus distinguished from the rose
diamond, which is entirely covered with facets on the
surface, and is flat below.

This snuffbox -- on the hinge see brilliants shine.
--Pope.

2. (Print.) The smallest size of type used in England
printing.

Note: This line is printed in the type called Brilliant.

3. A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.

Brilliant \Bril"liant\ (br[i^]l"yant), a. [F. brillant, p. pr.
of briller to shine or sparkle (cf. Pr. & Sp. brillar, It.
brillare), fr. L. beryllus a precious stone of sea-green
color, Prov. It. brill. See {Beryl}.]
1. Sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright; as, a
brilliant star.

2. Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration;
splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents.

Washington was more solicitous to avoid fatal
mistakes than to perform brilliant exploits.
--Fisher Ames.

Syn: See {Shining}.

brilliant at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

brilliant
adj 1: of surpassing excellence; "a brilliant performance"; "a
superb actor" [syn: {superb}]
2: having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence;
"some men dislike brainy women"; "a brilliant mind"; "a
brilliant solution to the problem" [syn: {brainy}, {smart
as a whip}]
3: characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur;
"the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work
of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid
coronation ceremony" [syn: {glorious}, {magnificent}, {splendid}]
4: having striking color; "bright greens"; "brilliant
tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage" [syn: {bright}, {vivid}]
5: full of light; shining intensely; "a brilliant star";
"brilliant chandeliers"
6: clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the
trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
[syn: {bright}]

brilliant at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » brillant|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » ML. as if *Inter: term » |berilare|to sparkle like a beryl or other precious stone|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » berillus|lang=la, Inter: term » beryllus||a beryl, gem, eyeglass|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » βήρυλλος|tr=bērullos||beryl|lang=grc.

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-brilliant.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: IPA » /'bɹɪljənt/

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Shining brightly.
    1. : the brilliant lights along the promenade
    2. Inter: context » of a colour Both bright and saturated.
    3. : butterflies with brilliant blue wings
    4. Inter: context » of a voice or sound having a sharp, clear tone
    5. Of surpassing excellence.
    6. : The actors performance in the play was simply brilliant.''
    7. Magnificent or wonderful.
    8. Highly intelligent.
    9. : She is a brilliant scientist.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » shining brightly glittering, shining

  • Inter: sense » of a colour: both light and saturated
  • Inter: sense » of a voice or sound: having a sharp, clear tone
  • Inter: sense » surpassing excellence excellent, distinctive, striking, superb (obsolete except in UK usage)
  • Inter: sense » magnificent or wonderful exceptional, glorious, magnificent, marvellous/marvelous, splendid, wonderful (obsolete except in UK usage)
  • Inter: sense » highly intelligent brainy, ingenious
  • See also Category: Wikisaurus:intelligent -

    Related terms

    * brilliance
  • brilliantine
  • brilliantness

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » shining brightly
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|ярък, Inter: t+ » bg|блестящ
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|brillant
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zářivý
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stralend
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|loistava, Inter: t- » fi|säteilevä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|brillant
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|strahlend
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מבריק|tr=mavryq

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|brillante
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|lysende, Inter: t- » no|strålende
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|błyszczący
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|brilhante
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|блестящий|tr=bl'est'áščij, Inter: t+ » ru|сверкающий|tr=sv'erkájuščij
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|lysande, Inter: t+ » sv|glänsande, Inter: t+ » sv|gnistrande, Inter: t+ » sv|strålande
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|nidik


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of a colour: both light and saturated
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|искрящ
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|brillant
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|brillant
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|strahlend, Inter: t+ » de|brillant
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|brillante


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lojban: Inter: t- » jbo|carmi
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|strålende
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|brilhante
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|блестящий|tr=bl'est'áščij, Inter: t+ » ru|сочный|tr=sóčnyj

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of a voice or sound: having a sharp, clear tone
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|clar
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kirkas
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|brillant
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|brillant


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|klar
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|claro
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|хрустальный|tr=khrustál'nyj

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » surpassing excellence (primarily UK usage)
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|փայլուն|tr=p’aylun
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|блестящ
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|brillant
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|briljant, Inter: t- » nl|meesterlijk, Inter: t+ » nl|virtuoos
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|loistava
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|brillant
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|brillant
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|briliáns


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|brillante
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|enestående, Inter: t- » no|genial
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|znakomity, Inter: t+ » pl|świetny
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|brilhante
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|блестящий|tr=bl'est'áščij, Inter: t+ » ru|блистательный|tr=blistátel'nyj
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|brillante
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|mästerlig, Inter: t- » sv|virtuosmässig

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » magnificent or wonderful (primarily UK usage)
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|փայլուն|tr=p’aylun
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|великолепен
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|brillant
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|briljant, Inter: t+ » nl|schitterend
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|loistava
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|brillant
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|brillant


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|brillante
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|enestående, Inter: t- » no|storslagen
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|brilhante
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|блестящий|tr=bl'est'áščij, Inter: t+ » ru|великолепный|tr=velikol'épnyj
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|brillante
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|briljant, Inter: t+ » sv|lysande, Inter: t+ » sv|strålande, Inter: t+ » sv|storslagen

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » highly intelligent
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|փայլուն|tr=p’aylun
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|brillant
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|briljant, Inter: t+ » nl|geniaal
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nerokas
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|brillant
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|genial, Inter: t+ » de|brillant
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מבריק|tr=mavryq


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|ard-inchynagh|alt=ard-inçhynagh
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|enestående, Inter: t- » no|genial
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|genialny
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|brilhante
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|блестящий|tr=bl'est'áščij
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|briljant, Inter: t+ » sv|genialisk, Inter: t+ » sv|högt Inter: t+ » sv|begåvad

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 光明, 燦爛, 灿烂 (chán làn)
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 明亮的, 明亮的 (míng liàng de)
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 輝煌的, 辉煌的 (huī huáng de)
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 明亮的, 明亮的 (míng liàng de)
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 出色的, 出色的 (chū sè de)
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 英明的, 英明的 (yīng míng de)
    • Inter: ttbc » es: brillante


    Inter: checktrans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.
    1. Alexander Pope
    2. : This snuffbox — on the hinge see brilliants shine.
    3. 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity
    4. : “And the ring?” I asked, glancing at a remarkable brilliant which sparkled upon his finger.
    5. Inter: printin » g A small size of type.
    6. A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » finely cut gemstone

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|брилянт|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|briljant|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|briljantti
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Brillant|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|briliáns

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|brillante|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|brilhante|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бриллиант|m|tr=brilliánt
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|briljant|c


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
  • Inter: R:OneLoo » k

  • Crimean Tatar

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » fr|crh brillant.

    Noun

    brilliant
  • brilliant.

    Declension

    Inter: crh-latin-noun » nıñ|qa|nı|ta|tan

    References

    * Inter: R:Useinov-Mireev 200 » 2

  • Category: Category:Crimean Tatar nouns -
    Translation: de » brilliant
    Translation: et » brilliant
    Translation: el » brilliant
    Translation: es » brilliant
    Translation: fa » brilliant
    Translation: fr » brilliant
    Translation: ko » brilliant
    Translation: io » brilliant
    Translation: it » brilliant
    Translation: kn » brilliant
    Translation: li » brilliant
    Translation: hu » brilliant
    Translation: mg » brilliant
    Translation: ml » brilliant
    Translation: my » brilliant
    Translation: pl » brilliant
    Translation: ru » brilliant
    Category: simple:brilliant -
    Translation: fi » brilliant
    Translation: sv » brilliant
    Translation: tl » brilliant
    Translation: ta » brilliant
    Translation: te » brilliant
    Translation: tk » brilliant
    Translation: vi » brilliant
    Translation: zh » brilliant