- An example of lucid is the explanation of 2 + 2 equals 4.
- An example of lucid is a thought by a person who understands the real reason for how he feels about a confusing event.
- Old Poet. bright; shining
- designating an interval of sanity in a mental disorder
- clear to the mind; readily understood: lucid instructions
- clearheaded; rational: a lucid thinker
Origin of lucidClassical Latin lucidus ; from lucere, to shine: see light
- Clearly expressed; easily understood: a lucid analysis of the problem.
- Thinking or expressing oneself clearly, especially between periods of confusion; clearheaded: The feverish patient was lucid now and then.
- Brightly lit; luminous: “A lucid yellow moon was rising when Luke wheeled his truck to the curb and got out” (Willie Morris).
- Clear; transparent: a lucid stream.
Origin of lucidLatin l&umacron;cidus, from l&umacron;c&emacron;re, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
- lu·cid′i·ty, lu′cid·ness
(comparative more lucid, superlative most lucid)
- A lucid dream.