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Definition of Radiant

Radiant

  1. Emitted or transmitted by radiation; as, a radiant energy; radiant heat.
  2. Emitting or proceeding as from a center; resembling rays; radiating; radiate.
  3. Especially, emitting or darting rays of light or heat; issuing in beams or rays; beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor; as, the radiant sun.
  4. Beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face.
  5. Giving off rays; -- said of a bearing; as, the sun radiant; a crown radiant.
  6. Having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; -- said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers.
  7. The luminous point or object from which light emanates; also, a body radiating light brightly.
  8. A straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve.
  9. The point in the heavens at which the apparent paths of shooting stars meet, when traced backward, or whence they appear to radiate.

Radiant Quotations

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund Freud

The coming and going of the seasons give us more than the springtimes, summers, autumns, and winters of our lives. It reflects the coming and going of the circumstances of our lives like the glassy surface of a pond that shows our faces radiant with joy or contorted with pain.
Gary Zukav

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
John Milton

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.
Ruth Bernhard

Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.
Nikolai Gogol
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Radiant Translations

radiant in Spanish is radiante
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