1. [syn: aglow(p), lambent, lucent, luminous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Luminous \Lu"mi*nous\, a. [L. luminosus, fr. lumen light: cf. F.
lumineux. See Luminary, Illuminate.]
1. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright;
as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.
Fire burneth wood, making it . . . luminous.
The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous
2. Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made
the room luminous.
Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the
3. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a
luminous mind. " Luminous eloquence." --Macaulay. " A
luminous statement." --Brougham.
Luminous paint, a paint made up with some phosphorescent
substance, as sulphide of calcium, which after exposure to
a strong light is luminous in the dark for a time.
Syn: Lucid; clear; shining; perspicuous.
[1913 Webster] -- Lu"mi*nous*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights";
"glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent
moon"; "a sky luminous with stars" [syn: aglow(p),
lambent, lucent, luminous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
176 Moby Thesaurus words for "luminous":
ablaze, acute, aglow, alight, all-knowing, all-powerful,
all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, apprehensible, bathed with light,
beaming, beamy, bespangled, blushing, boundless, bright,
bright and sunny, brightened, brilliant, burning, candescent,
candlelit, changeless, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal,
clear as day, clear-cut, clear-eyed, coherent, comprehensible,
connected, consistent, creating, creative, crisp, crystal,
crystal-clear, crystalline, dazzling, defined, definite, direct,
discerning, distinct, effulgent, enlightened, eternal,
eternally the same, everlasting, explicit, express, fathomable,
firelit, fluorescent, flushing, fulgent, gaslit, gleaming, gleamy,
glinting, glistening, glorious, glowing, good, graspable, hallowed,
highest, holy, illuminant, illuminated, immortal, immutable,
in a blaze, incandescent, incisive, infinite, intelligible,
irradiate, irradiated, irradiative, just, keen, knowable, lambent,
lamping, lamplit, lanternlit, light as day, lighted, lightened,
limitless, limpid, lit, lit up, loud and clear, loving, lucent,
lucid, luciferous, lucific, luciform, luminant, luminative,
luminescent, luminiferous, luminificent, lustrous, majestic,
making, merciful, moonlit, numinous, omnipotent, omnipresent,
omniscient, one, orient, pellucid, penetrating, perceptive,
percipient, permanent, perpetual, perspicacious, perspicuous,
phosphorescent, plain, radiant, refulgent, resplendent, rutilant,
rutilous, sacred, shaping, sharp, shimmering, shining, shiny,
simple, sovereign, spangled, sparkling, specific, star-spangled,
star-studded, starbright, starlike, starlit, starry,
straightforward, streaming, studded, suffused, sunlit, sunny,
sunshiny, supreme, timeless, tinseled, translucent, transparent,
transpicuous, ubiquitous, unambiguous, unbounded, unchanging,
unconfused, undefined, understandable, unequivocal, univocal,
unlimited, unmistakable, well-defined