splendent definition by Webster's New World
- shining; lustrous
- brilliant, splendid, or illustrious
Origin: Late Middle English ; from Classical Latin splendens, present participle of splendere: see splendid
splendent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Shining or lustrous; brilliant.
- Admired by many; illustrious.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French esplendent, from Latin splendēns, splendent-, present participle of splendēre, to shine.