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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 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 ?
Uncloudedly to smile down out of luminous eyes and out of miles of distance, when under us constraint and purpose and guilt steam like rain.
Rather will I sit in a tub under a closed heaven, rather will I sit in the abyss without heaven, than see thee, thou luminous heaven, tainted with passing clouds!
The water when placed in a tumbler and agitated, gave out sparks, but a small portion in a watch- glass scarcely ever was luminous.
With Mademoiselle Bourienne's help the princess had maintained the conversation very well, but at the very last moment, just when he rose, she was so tired of talking of what did not interest her, and her mind was so full of the question why she alone was granted so little happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her luminous eyes gazing fixedly before her, not noticing that he had risen.
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.
On the farther side I saw through a bluish haze a tangle of trees and creepers, and above these again the luminous blue of the sky.
She has seen that the tears are not dry on These cheeks, where the worm never dies, And has come past the stars of the Lion, To point us the path to the skies -- To the Lethean peace of the skies -- Come up, in despite of the Lion, To shine on us with her bright eyes -- Come up, through the lair of the Lion, With love in her luminous eyes.
Those sentiments have induced me to offer to the unimpressionable doctor who attends on her my vast knowledge of chemistry, and my luminous experience of the more subtle resources which medical and magnetic science have placed at the disposal of mankind.
The luminous part traced on the sea an immense oval, much elongated, the centre of which condensed a burning heat, whose overpowering brilliancy died out by successive gradations.
It was a sight without an equal, those long luminous trains, so dazzling in the full moon, and which, passing the boundary chain on the north, extends to the "Sea of Rains.
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.
Schlegel's 'Lectures on Dramatic Literature' came into my hands not long after I had finished my studies in the history of the Spanish theatre, and it made the whole subject at once luminous.