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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  The  mountains  lift  .  .  .  their  lofty  and  luminous 
  heads.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  Illuminated;  full  of  light;  bright;  as  many  candles  made 
  the  room  luminous. 
 
  Up  the  staircase  moved  a  luminous  space  in  the 
  darkness.  --Longfellow. 
 
  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.  --  {Lu"mi*nous*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Lu"mi*nous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  luminous 
  adj  :  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)}, 
  {glowing},  {lambent},  {lucent}] 




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