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lu·cid

 (lo͞o′sĭd)
adj.
1. Clearly expressed; easily understood: a lucid analysis of the problem.
2. Thinking or expressing oneself clearly, especially between periods of confusion; clearheaded: The feverish patient was lucid now and then.
3. Brightly lit; luminous: "A lucid yellow moon was rising when Luke wheeled his truck to the curb and got out" (Willie Morris).
4. Clear; transparent: a lucid stream.

[Latin lūcidus, from lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

lu·cid′i·ty, lu′cid·ness n.
lu′cid·ly adv.

lucid

(ˈluːsɪd)
adj
1. readily understood; clear
2. shining or glowing
3. (Psychiatry) psychiatry of or relating to a period of normality between periods of insane or irresponsible behaviour
[C16: from Latin lūcidus full of light, from lūx light]
luˈcidity, ˈlucidness n
ˈlucidly adv

lu•cid

(ˈlu sɪd)

adj.
1. easily understood; intelligible: a lucid explanation.
2. rational; sane: a lucid moment in his madness.
3. glowing with light; luminous.
4. clear; pellucid; transparent.
[1575–85; < Latin lūcidus]
lu•cid′i•ty, lu′cid•ness, n.
lu′cid•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lucid - (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
clear - readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature"
2.lucid - having a clear mind; "a lucid moment in his madness"
sane - mentally healthy; free from mental disorder; "appears to be completely sane"
3.lucid - capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner; "a lucid thinker"; "she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident"
rational - consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
4.lucid - transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"
clear - allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean"

lucid

adjective
2. clear-headed, sound, reasonable, sensible, rational, sober, all there, sane, compos mentis (Latin), in your right mind He wasn't very lucid; he didn't quite know where he was.
clear-headed confused, vague, unclear, muddled, irrational, unperceptive

lucid

adjective
1. Mentally healthy:
Idioms: all there, in one's right mind, of sound mind .
2. Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen:
3. Free from what obscures or dims:
Translations
kirkasläpikuultavaläpinäkyväselkeäselkeä-älyinen

lucid

[ˈluːsɪd] ADJlúcido
lucid intervalintervalo m de lucidez

lucid

[ˈluːsɪd] adj
[explanation, account] → clair(e)
[person, mind] → lucide
to be lucid (= mentally unimpaired) → être lucide

lucid

adj (+er)
(= clear)klar; accountklar, präzise; explanationeinleuchtend, anschaulich
(= sane) lucid intervalslichte Augenblicke; he was lucid for a few minutesein paar Minuten lang war er bei klarem Verstand

lucid

[ˈluːsɪd] adj (person) → lucido/a; (instructions) → chiaro/a; (moments) → di lucidità

lu·cid

a. lúcido-a, claro-a, inteligible; cuerdo-a.
References in classic literature ?
He read a long debate with the most amiable readiness and then explained it in his most lucid manner, while Meg tried to look deeply interested, to ask intelligent questions, and keep her thoughts from wandering from the state of the nation to the state of her bonnet.
What I've seen would have made YOU so; but it has only made me more lucid, made me get hold of still other things.
It occurs to him by and by, however, in one of his lucid moments.
In a lucid interval, Huck feebly led up to the subject of taverns, and finally asked -- dimly dreading the worst -- if anything had been discovered at the Temperance Tavern since he had been ill.
I had some trouble in finding an attendant for her, as it was necessary to select one on whose fidelity dependence could be placed; for her ravings would inevitably betray my secret: besides, she had lucid intervals of days--sometimes weeks--which she filled up with abuse of me.
Behind one counter (visible to the public through the lucid medium of plate-glass) are four-and-twenty young men, in white aprons, making the Pill.
For was it not," said Joe, with his old air of lucid exposition, "that my only wish were to be useful to you, I should not have had the honour of breaking wittles in the company and abode of gentlemen.
Him follow'd RIMMON, whose delightful Seat Was fair DAMASCUS, on the fertil Banks Of ABBANA and PHARPHAR, lucid streams.
We directed him to draw out whatever was at the end of that chain; which appeared to be a globe, half silver, and half of some transparent metal; for, on the transparent side, we saw certain strange figures circularly drawn, and though we could touch them, till we found our fingers stopped by the lucid substance.
Among other things, he said the governor was against him, not to lose the presents his relations made him for reporting him still mad but with lucid intervals; and that the worst foe he had in his misfortune was his large property; for in order to enjoy it his enemies disparaged and threw doubts upon the mercy our Lord had shown him in turning him from a brute beast into a man.
Instead of moving, you merely exercise some magic art of vanishing and returning to sight; and instead of any lucid description of your new World, you simply tell me the numbers and sizes of some forty of my retinue, facts known to any child in my capital.
The fact is, the Time Traveller was one of those men who are too clever to be believed: you never felt that you saw all round him; you always suspected some subtle reserve, some ingenuity in ambush, behind his lucid frankness.