- The definition of radiant is glowing, bright and sending out rays.
- An example of radiant is the beam on a woman's face when she finds out she is having a baby.
- An example of radiant is heat that comes from one source and spreads out to warm a wider area.
A radiant pregnant woman.
- sending out rays of light; shining brightly
- filled with light; bright: a radiant morning
- showing pleasure, love, well-being, vitality, etc.; beaming: a radiant smile
- issuing (from a source) in or as in rays; radiated: radiant energy
Origin of radiantClassical Latin radians, present participle of radiare: see radiate
- the point or object from which heat or light emanates
- Astron. the point on the celestial sphere from which a shower of meteors appears to come
- Emitting heat or light: a radiant star.
- Consisting of or emitted as radiation: radiant heat.
- Filled with light shining especially as rays; brightly shining: a radiant morning. See Synonyms at bright.
- a. Showing or expressing vitality or joy: radiant eyes; a radiant smile.b. Splendid; glorious: radiant beauty; a radiant future.
- An object or point from which light or heat rays are emitted.
- Astronomy The apparent celestial origin of a meteoric shower.
Origin of radiantMiddle English, from Latin radiāns, radiant-, present participle of radiāre, to radiate; see radiate.
(comparative more radiant, superlative most radiant)
- Radiating light and/or heat.
- the radiant sun
- Emitted as radiation.
- Beaming with vivacity and happiness.
- a radiant face
- Emitting or proceeding as if from a center.
- (heraldry) Giving off rays; said of a bearing.
- the sun radiant; a crown radiant
- (botany) Having a ray-like appearance, like the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers.