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luminous at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


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

1432, "full of light," from L. luminosus "shining, full of light," from lumen (gen. luminis) "light," related to lucere "to shine." ///

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

adj [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: luminosus, from lumen 'light']//
1 shining in the dark: --luminous paint// --Her large dark eyes were almost luminous.//
2 very brightly coloured, especially in green, pink, or yellow: Day Glo// --luminous green socks// -- luminously adv // -- luminosity/lu[hA359]m[hA369]n[hA361]s[hA369]ti $ -n[hA35A][hA359]-/ n [U] technical // --the Sun's luminosity//

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

176 Moby Thesaurus words for "luminous":
ablaze, acute, aglow, alight, all-knowing, all-powerful,
all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, apprehensible, bathed with light,
beaming, beamy, bespangled, blushing, boundless, bright,
bright and sunny, brightened, brilliant, burning, candescent,
candlelit, changeless, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal,
clear as day, clear-cut, clear-eyed, coherent, comprehensible,
connected, consistent, creating, creative, crisp, crystal,
crystal-clear, crystalline, dazzling, defined, definite, direct,
discerning, distinct, effulgent, enlightened, eternal,
eternally the same, everlasting, explicit, express, fathomable,
firelit, fluorescent, flushing, fulgent, gaslit, gleaming, gleamy,
glinting, glistening, glorious, glowing, good, graspable, hallowed,
highest, holy, illuminant, illuminated, immortal, immutable,
in a blaze, incandescent, incisive, infinite, intelligible,
irradiate, irradiated, irradiative, just, keen, knowable, lambent,
lamping, lamplit, lanternlit, light as day, lighted, lightened,
limitless, limpid, lit, lit up, loud and clear, loving, lucent,
lucid, luciferous, lucific, luciform, luminant, luminative,
luminescent, luminiferous, luminificent, lustrous, majestic,
making, merciful, moonlit, numinous, omnipotent, omnipresent,
omniscient, one, orient, pellucid, penetrating, perceptive,
percipient, permanent, perpetual, perspicacious, perspicuous,
phosphorescent, plain, radiant, refulgent, resplendent, rutilant,
rutilous, sacred, shaping, sharp, shimmering, shining, shiny,
simple, sovereign, spangled, sparkling, specific, star-spangled,
star-studded, starbright, starlike, starlit, starry,
straightforward, streaming, studded, suffused, sunlit, sunny,
sunshiny, supreme, timeless, tinseled, translucent, transparent,
transpicuous, ubiquitous, unambiguous, unbounded, unchanging,
unconfused, undefined, understandable, unequivocal, univocal,
unlimited, unmistakable, well-defined

luminous at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Light): shining, luminous, lucid, lucent, light, bright, vivid, lustrous, shiny, radiant, lambent, glossy, burnished, glassy, glossy, sunny, resplendent, refulgent, splendid.

[ADJ] (Light): luminous, glowing, phosphorescent, fluorescent, incandescent, luminescent, radiant, light, bright, illuminated.

[ADJ] (Intelligibility): intelligible, clear, lucid, perspicuous, luminous, transparent, popularized, comprehensible, plain, distinct, explicit, precise, graphic, expressive, meaningful, illustrative, explanatory, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable, manifest, unconfused, legible, recognizable.

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

1 shining in the dark; giving out light:
luminous paint * luminous hands on a clock * staring with huge luminous eyes * (figurative) the luminous quality of the music
2 very bright in colour:
They painted the door a luminous green.
luminously adverb:
Her eyes were large and luminously black.
luminosity noun [sing., U]:
The moon was shining enough to give a ghostly luminosity to the buildings that crowded both sides of the narrow street.

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

Luminous \Lu"mi*nous\, a. [L. luminosus, fr. lumen light: cf. F.
lumineux. See {Luminary}, {Illuminate}.]
1. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright;
as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.

Fire burneth wood, making it . . . luminous.

The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous
heads. --Longfellow.

2. Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made
the room luminous.

Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the
darkness. --Longfellow.

3. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a
luminous mind. `` Luminous eloquence.'' --Macaulay. `` A
luminous statement.'' --Brougham.

{Luminous paint}, a paint made up with some phosphorescent
substance, as sulphide of calcium, which after exposure to
a strong light is luminous in the dark for a time.

Syn: Lucid; clear; shining; perspicuous. -- {Lu"mi*nous*ly},
adv. -- {Lu"mi*nous*ness}, n.

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

adj : softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights";
"glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the
lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars" [syn: {aglow(p)},
{glowing}, {lambent}, {lucent}]

luminous at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a



* Inter: IPA » /ˈluːmɪnəs/


From Inter: etyl » la luminosus.


Inter: en-ad » j
  • emitting light; glowing brightly
    1. brightly illuminated


      * beamful


      Inter: trans-top » emitting light; glowing brightly

  • Finnish: loistava, hohtava
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|lumineux
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φωτεινός|tr=fotinós
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|luminoso
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|luminoso

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|luminos
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|luminoso
    • Tamil: Inter: t- » ta|ஒளிரும்|tr=ōnirum
    • Tocharian B: Inter: tø » txb|perne
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|блискучий|tr=blyskučyj

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » brightly illuminated
    • Finnish: kirkkaasti valaistu

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: lumineux

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » it: luminoso

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * luminous paint
    • luminosity

    Translation: et » luminous
    Translation: el » luminous
    Translation: es » luminous
    Translation: fa » luminous
    Translation: fr » luminous
    Translation: ko » luminous
    Translation: io » luminous
    Translation: it » luminous
    Translation: kn » luminous
    Translation: hu » luminous
    Translation: mg » luminous
    Translation: my » luminous
    Translation: nl » luminous
    Translation: pl » luminous
    Category: simple:luminous -
    Translation: fi » luminous
    Translation: ta » luminous
    Translation: te » luminous
    Translation: uk » luminous
    Translation: vi » luminous
    Translation: zh » luminous