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Definitions of radiant

  1. radiating or as if radiating light; " the beaming sun"; " the effulgent daffodils"; " a radiant sunrise"; " a refulgent sunset"
  2. Emitted or transmitted by radiation; as, a radiant energy; radiant heat.
  3. Emitting or proceeding as from a center; resembling rays; radiating; radiate.
  4. Especially, emitting or darting rays of light or heat; issuing in beams or rays; beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor; as, the radiant sun.
  5. Beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face.
  6. The luminous point or object from which light emanates; also, a body radiating light brightly.
  7. A straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve.
  8. The point in the heavens at which the apparent paths of shooting stars meet, when traced backward, or whence they appear to radiate.
  9. Giving off rays; - said of a bearing; as, the sun radiant; a crown radiant.
  10. Having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; - said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers.
  11. 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.
  12. Radiantly.
  13. 1. Radiating, giving out rays. 2. A point from which light radiates to the eye.
  14. Emitting rays of light or heat: issuing in rays: beaming with light: shining.
  15. ( optics) The luminous point from which light emanates: ( geom.) a straight line from a point about which it is conceived to revolve.
  16. Emitting, or issuing in, rays; shining.
  17. Radiance.
  18. Emitting or issuing in rays, as of light or heat; beaming, as with joy, kindness, or love.
  19. Radiating; emitting or shooting rays of light; beaming with brightness.
  20. 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.
  21. Emitting rays of light or heat; shining; sparkling; in bot., applied to flowers which form a ray- like appearance.
  22. 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.
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Usage examples for radiant

  1. She was answering one of his questions when Margaret Lampton, flushed and radiant with the excitement of dancing, came upon the scene; her partner was a little behind her. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  2. She looked radiant she sat on the edge of the table and swung a light- hearted heel. – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
  3. I never saw her look so radiant – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. " All; and this does not hinder," concluded the monk, whose face was radiant this does not hinder us from being very happy here. – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  5. " I beg your pardon," she stammered presently, lifting her radiant brown eyes, " but I've run so fast that I'm quite out of breath." – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  6. My radiant father snarled. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  7. The worthy young fellow looked quite radiant – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  8. Do you realise- with a radiant smile- that this is the first- the very first- day we have really belonged to each other? – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  9. Mrs. Mavick was radiant – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  10. She could not get the radiant face out of her head, nor the words, a little sad in their meaning, out of her ears. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  11. She now looked radiant like one for whom life held nothing but good things. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  12. The bright blue made her so radiant that her aunt shook her head. – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  13. And when he came to the pond, he saw Queen Moonlight, radiant with beauty and charm. – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  14. How radiant how full of hope he was! – Among the Millet and Other Poems by Archibald Lampman
  15. Is she not radiant as an angel? – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  16. It appeared that he was to be Miss Saunders' guest at luncheon, too, and he took charge of the radiant Susan with evident satisfaction, and much laughter. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  17. It started to do something; fulfilled its purpose, or at least some purpose; and then came back, radiant with success- from that time forward to be a great fact in history. – The Life of Columbus by Arthur Helps
  18. Radiant is the light of that brow. – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  19. But Irene looked more radiant still. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
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