Definitions of radiant

  1. The luminous point or object from which light emanates; also, a body radiating light brightly.
  2. A straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve.
  3. The point in the heavens at which the apparent paths of shooting stars meet, when traced backward, or whence they appear to radiate.
  4. ( optics) The luminous point from which light emanates: ( geom.) a straight line from a point about which it is conceived to revolve.
  5. Radiance.
  6. The luminous point or object from which light emanates; a straight line proceeding from a given point, about which it revolves; the point from which a star- shower proceeds.
  7. In geom., a straight line proceeding from a given point or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve; in optics, the luminous point or object from which light emanates.
  8. Radiantly.
  9. Emitting or proceeding as from a center; resembling rays; radiating; radiate.
  10. Beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face.
  11. Giving off rays; - said of a bearing; as, the sun radiant; a crown radiant.
  12. Having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; - said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers.
  13. Sending out rays of light or heat; as, the radiant sun; shining; brilliant; as, radiant beauty; beaming with kindness, joy, etc., as, a radiant smile; pouring out or issuing as in rays; as, radiant heat or radiant energy.
  14. Emitting rays of light or heat: issuing in rays: beaming with light: shining.
  15. Emitting, or issuing in, rays; shining.
  16. Emitting or issuing in rays, as of light or heat; beaming, as with joy, kindness, or love.
  17. Emitting rays of light or heat; shining; sparkling; in bot., applied to flowers which form a ray- like appearance.
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