Definitions of brilliant

  1. Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration; splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents.
  2. A diamond or other precious stone; the smallest size of type.
  3. A diamond of the finest cut.
  4. A diamond cut to show the greatest brightness.
  5. Brilliantness.
  6. A diamond of the finest cut, formed into facets, so as to display great brilliancy.
  7. A diamond cut in such a way as to refract the light and make it more glittering.
  8. Brilliantly.
  9. having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; " some men dislike brainy women"; " a brilliant mind"; " a brilliant solution to the problem"
  10. full of light; shining intensely; " a brilliant star"; " brilliant chandeliers"
  11. 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.
  12. The smallest size of type used in England printing.
  13. A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
  14. Sparkling; glittering; having exceptional talent or culture; distinguished by splendid mental ability; as, a brilliant career.
  15. Sparkling: glittering: splendid.
  17. Glittering; splendid.
  18. Glowing with light; gleaming; splendid; accomplished; illustrious.
  19. Shining; sparkling; splendid.
  20. Sparkling with lustre; glittering; splendid.