luminous

[l_ˈuː_m_ɪ_n_ə_s], [lˈuːmɪnəs], [lˈuːmɪnəs]

Definitions of luminous:

  1.   Luminously. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Luminousness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   Giving forth or spreading light; as, the stars are luminous bodies; bright; clear; easily understood; very intelligent. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   LUMINOUSNESS, LUMINOSITY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Giving light; lucid. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Emitting light; bright; clear; lucid; perspicuous. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   Giving light: shining: illuminated: clear: lucid. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   Shining; emitting light; clear; lucid. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for luminous:

  1. My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature. – Hans Hofmann
  2. No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous soul and other intellectual faculties. It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the spirit to function normally. – Michael Servetus
  3. A beam of luminous hydrogen canal rays has, owing to its velocity, exactly the same direction as that of the electric field in which it may be made to move. – Johannes Stark
  4. To me, life, for all its privations, is a luminous thing. You have to risk it. – Jeanette Winterson
  5. Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi -transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end. – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for luminous:

  1. In these burning, luminous moods Byron's mind did its best work. ” – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  2. Jimmy did not think a deer went through the brush like that, but for a moment he saw a luminous spot in the dark. ” – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  3. As described by the skipper, Captain C. D. Sweet, one of the objects was dark, the other brightly luminous – The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald Keyhoe
  4. She paused, her low voice trailing into silence on that one word " dead," the luminous eyes burning with superstitious fear. ” – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  5. “ Margaret understood this better than her aunt, and knew that she had consulted her about going to see the Dryfooses out of deference, and with no expectation of luminous instruction. ” – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  6. It was standing open, and beyond was a pale, luminous yellow mist. ” – The Lost Door by Dorothy Quick
  7. But this luminous conclusion faded in his thought as he hurried on, and he found himself in her presence with something like a hope that she would be inspired to help him. ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  8. Then he turned to Gabrielle, whose large luminous eyes met his unhesitatingly. ” – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  9. Her face was luminous over the nest of white fur folding her neck. ” – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. The sea was smoking with darkness under half- luminous heavens. ” – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

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