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lu·mi·nous

 (lo͞o′mə-nəs)
adj.
1.
a. Emitting light, especially in the dark; shining.
b. Reflecting light; illuminated: "He watched a luminous cloud drifting up from the Gulf" (Tim Gautreaux). See Synonyms at bright.
2. Having a high degree of saturation: a luminous green.
3.
a. Presented or perceived clearly or vividly: luminous memories.
b. Enlightened or intelligent: luminous ideas.

[Middle English, from Old French lumineux, from Latin lūminōsus, from lūmen, lūmin-, light; see leuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

lu′mi·nous·ly adv.
lu′mi·nous·ness n.

luminous

(ˈluːmɪnəs)
adj
1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; glowing: luminous colours.
2. (not in technical use) exhibiting luminescence: luminous paint.
3. full of light; well-lit
4. (General Physics) (of a physical quantity in photometry) evaluated according to the visual sensation produced in an observer rather than by absolute energy measurements: luminous flux; luminous intensity. Compare radiant
5. easily understood; lucid; clear
6. enlightening or wise
[C15: from Latin lūminōsus full of light, from lūmen light]
ˈluminously adv
ˈluminousness n

lu•mi•nous

(ˈlu mə nəs)

adj.
1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright.
2. lighted up or illuminated; well-lighted: the luminous ballroom.
3. brilliant intellectually; enlightened or enlightening.
4. clear; readily intelligible.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin lūminōsus]
lu′mi•nous•ly, adv.
lu′mi•nous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.luminous - softly bright or radiantluminous - softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

luminous

adjective
1. bright, lighted, lit, brilliant, shining, glowing, vivid, illuminated, radiant, resplendent, lustrous, luminescent The luminous dial on the clock showed five minutes to seven
2. clear, obvious, plain, evident, transparent, lucid, intelligible, perspicuous a remarkable woman with a luminous sense of responsibility.

luminous

adjective
Giving off or reflecting light readily or in large amounts:
Translations
مُضيء
světélkujícísvítící
lysendeselvlysende
Leucht-...luminös
világító
lÿsandi; sjálflÿsandi
šviečiantisšviesos ryškumas
gaismas-spīdošs
svetielkujúcisvietiaci
fosforluparlayan

luminous

[ˈluːmɪnəs] ADJluminoso

luminous

[ˈluːmɪnəs] adj [dial, star] → lumineux/euse

luminous

adj
leuchtend; glowfluoreszierend; luminous paint/colour (Brit) or color (US) → Leuchtfarbe f; luminous dialLeuchtzifferblatt nt; my watch is luminousmeine Uhr leuchtet im Dunkeln
(fig, liter) writingsbrillant, luzid (liter)

luminous

[ˈluːmɪnəs] adjluminoso/a

luminous

(ˈluːminəs) adjective
giving out light; faintly shining so as to be visible in the dark. a luminous clock-face.
ˌlumiˈnosity (-ˈno-) noun

lu·mi·nous

a. luminoso-a, rel. a la luminosidad.
References in classic literature ?
Half the sky was chequered with black thunderheads, but all the west was luminous and clear: in the lightning flashes it looked like deep blue water, with the sheen of moonlight on it; and the mottled part of the sky was like marble pavement, like the quay of some splendid seacoast city, doomed to destruction.
It is a fine sight to see the evening sunlight suddenly strike the leafy declivity at the Castle's base and dash up it and drench it as with a luminous spray, while the adjacent groves are in deep shadow.
The river above the dam was a glassy lake with all the loveliness of blue heaven and green shore reflected in its surface; the fall was a swirling wonder of water, ever pouring itself over and over inexhaustibly in luminous golden gushes that lost themselves in snowy depths of foam.
I was in my own room, and sitting by the window, which was open: it soothed me to feel the balmy night-air; though I could see no stars and only by a vague, luminous haze, knew the presence of a moon.
Presently, the chateau began to make itself strangely visible by some light of its own, as though it were growing luminous.
In pursuance of this luminous conception I mentioned to Biddy when I went to Mr.
Mean while upon the firm opacous Globe Of this round World, whose first convex divides The luminous inferior Orbs, enclos'd From CHAOS and th' inroad of Darkness old, SATAN alighted walks: a Globe farr off It seem'd, now seems a boundless Continent Dark, waste, and wild, under the frown of Night Starless expos'd, and ever-threatning storms Of CHAOS blustring round, inclement skie; Save on that side which from the wall of Heav'n Though distant farr som small reflection gaines Of glimmering air less vext with tempest loud: Here walk'd the Fiend at large in spacious field.
Then Raoul heard a faint click and saw a very pale luminous square in the floor of the passage.
I have thought it proper to quote at length these interesting passages, because they contain a luminous abridgment of the principal arguments in favor of the Union, and must effectually remove the false impressions which a misapplication of other parts of the work was calculated to make.
When the Almighty himself condescends to address mankind in their own language, his meaning, luminous as it must be, is rendered dim and doubtful by the cloudy medium through which it is communicated.
A cadaverousness of complexion; an eye large, liquid, and luminous beyond comparison; lips somewhat thin and very pallid, but of a surpassingly beautiful curve; a nose of a delicate Hebrew model, but with a breadth of nostril unusual in similar formations; a finely-moulded chin, speaking, in its want of prominence, of a want of moral energy; hair of a more than web-like softness and tenuity; these features, with an inordinate expansion above the regions of the temple, made up altogether a countenance not easily to be forgotten.
Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows -- only hard and with luminous edges -- and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen.