Radiant meaning

rādē-ənt
Showing pleasure, love, well-being, vitality, etc.; beaming.

A radiant smile.

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Issuing (from a source) in or as in rays; radiated.

Radiant energy.

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Transmitting light, heat, or other radiation. Stars, for example, are radiant bodies.
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An object or point from which light or heat rays are emitted.
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Consisting of or emitted as radiation.

Radiant heat.

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Emitting heat or light.

A radiant star.

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Sending out rays of light; shining brightly.
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Filled with light; bright.

A radiant morning.

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The point or object from which heat or light emanates.
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(astron.) The point on the celestial sphere from which a shower of meteors appears to come.
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Consisting of or transmitted as radiation.
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The apparent celestial origin of a meteor shower. For example, a point in the constellation Gemini is the radiant of the Geminid meteor shower.
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Beaming with vivacity and happiness.

A radiant face.

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(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.
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A point source from which radiation is emitted.
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(astronomy) The apparent origin, in the night sky, of a meteor shower.
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A straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve.
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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.

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The radiant sun.

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Filled with light shining especially as rays; brightly shining.

A radiant morning.

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(astronomy) The apparent celestial origin of a meteoric shower.
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Emitting or proceeding as if from a center.
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(heraldry) Giving off rays; said of a bearing.

The sun radiant; a crown radiant.

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Origin of radiant

  • Middle English from Latin radiāns radiant- present participle of radiāre to radiate radiate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin radians, radiantis, present participle of radiare (“to emit rays or beams").

    From Wiktionary