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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 ?
Ascribe it all to that fatal, heart-thrilling, hope-inspiring 'yes,' loveliest of human females," continued Tom, kneeling with some caution, lest the straps of his pantaloons should give way--"Impute all to your own lucid ambiguity, and to the torments of hope that I experience.
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.
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 despair of Athos had given place to a concentrated grief which only rendered more lucid the brilliant mental faculties of that extraordinary man.
He delighted in the robust common sense of Thomas Hobbes; Spinoza filled him with awe, he had never before come in contact with a mind so noble, so unapproachable and austere; it reminded him of that statue by Rodin, L'Age d'Airain, which he passionately admired; and then there was Hume: the scepticism of that charming philosopher touched a kindred note in Philip; and, revelling in the lucid style which seemed able to put complicated thought into simple words, musical and measured, he read as he might have read a novel, a smile of pleasure on his lips.
But though Napoleon knew that de Beausset had to say something of this kind, and though in his lucid moments he knew it was untrue, he was pleased to hear it from him.
I sought out and put into his hands two of Milicent's letters: one dated from London, and written during one of his wildest seasons of reckless dissipation; the other in the country, during a lucid interval.
I am trying to be as lucid as I can in presenting this obscure matter to you without details.
It occurs to him by and by, however, in one of his lucid moments.
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.
It is beyond the range of our sensibilities; but to a creature of the lower orders, especially to the hunters and the hunted, as interesting and ofttimes more lucid than is the printed page to us.
Wherefore, although the good lady had been subjected to a full hour's preparation by little Miss La Creevy, and was now addressed in most lucid terms both by Nicholas and his sister, she was in a state of singular bewilderment and confusion, and could by no means be made to comprehend the necessity of such hurried proceedings.