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RA'DIANT, a. Shooting or darting rays of light; beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor; as the radiant sun.

Mark what radiant state she spreads.

Radiant in glittering arms and beamy pride.

RA'DIANT, n. In optics, the luminous point or object from which light emanates, that falls on a mirror or lens.




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RA'DIANT, a. Shooting or darting rays of light; beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor; as the radiant sun.

Mark what radiant state she spreads.

Radiant in glittering arms and beamy pride.

RA'DIANT, n. In optics, the luminous point or object from which light emanates, that falls on a mirror or lens.


RA'DI-ANT, a.

Shooting or darting rays of light; beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor; as, the radiant sun. Mark what radiant state she spreads. – Milton. Radiant in glittering arms and beamy pride. – Milton.


RA'DI-ANT, n.

In optics the luminous point or object from which light emanates, that falls on a mirror or lens.


Ra"di*ant
  1. Emitting or proceeding as from a center; resembling rays; radiating; radiate.
  2. The luminous point or object from which light emanates; also, a body radiating light brightly.
  3. Emitted or transmitted by radiation; as, a radiant energy; radiant heat.
  4. 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.

    Mark what radiant state she spreads. Milton.

  5. A straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve.
  6. Beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face.
  7. The point in the heavens at which the apparent paths of shooting stars meet, when traced backward, or whence they appear to radiate.
  8. Giving off rays; -- said of a bearing; as, the sun radiant; a crown radiant.
  9. Having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; -- said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers.

    Radiant energy (Physics), energy given out or transmitted by radiation, as in the case of light and radiant heat. -- Radiant heat, heat proceeding in right lines, or directly from the heated body, after the manner of light, in distinction from heat conducted or carried by intervening media. -- Radiant point. (Astron.) See Radiant, n., 3.

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Radiant

RA'DIANT, adjective Shooting or darting rays of light; beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor; as the radiant sun.

Mark what radiant state she spreads.

Radiant in glittering arms and beamy pride.

RA'DIANT, noun In optics, the luminous point or object from which light emanates, that falls on a mirror or lens.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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CLAUSURE, n. s as z. [See Clause.]

1. The act of shutting up or confining; confinement.

2. In anatomy, an imperforated canal.

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