radiant

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French radiant, from Latin radians, radiantis, present participle of radiare (to emit rays or beams).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹeɪ.di.ənt/
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AdjectiveEdit

radiant (comparative more radiant, superlative most radiant)

  1. Radiating light and/or heat.
    the radiant sun
  2. Emitted as radiation.
  3. Beaming with vivacity and happiness.
    a radiant face
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ “Phil !  You !  Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow !” recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
  4. Strikingly beautiful.
    • 1893, E. Werner, Clear the Track! (page 94)
      And yet she was ensnaringly beautiful, despite her pride and self-consciousness; radiant and certain of conquest she stood before the man who alone seemed to have neither eye nor ear for charms that had never elsewhere played her false.
  5. Emitting or proceeding as if from a center.
  6. (heraldry) Giving off rays; said of a bearing.
    the sun radiant;  a crown radiant
  7. (botany) Having a ray-like appearance, like the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers.

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NounEdit

radiant (plural radiants)

  1. A point source from which radiation is emitted.
  2. (astronomy) The apparent origin, in the night sky, of a meteor shower.
  3. (geometry) A straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve.

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VerbEdit

radiant

  1. present participle of radier

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

radiant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of radiō

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French radiant.

AdjectiveEdit

radiant m or n (feminine singular radiantă, masculine plural radianți, feminine and neuter plural radiante)

  1. radiant

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