Luminous

Lu"mi*nous

(?), a. [L. luminosus, fr. lumen light: cf. F. lumineux. See Luminary, Illuminate.]
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1. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.
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Fire burneth wood, making it . . . luminous.
Bacon.
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The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous heads.
Longfellow.
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2. Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.
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Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the darkness.
Longfellow.
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3. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind. " Luminous eloquence." Macaulay. " A luminous statement." Brougham.
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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.
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Syn. -- Lucid; clear; shining; perspicuous.
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-- Lu"mi*nous*ly, adv. -- Lu"mi*nous*ness, n.
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