Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Giving off light; luminous.
  • adj. Translucent; clear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Emitting light; shining, luminous.
  • adj. Translucent; clear, lucid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shining; bright; resplendent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bright; shining; lustrous; resplendent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. softly bright or radiant

Etymologies

Latin lūcēns, lūcent-, present participle of lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the participle stem of Latin lucere ("to shine"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The word lucent means ‘glowing with light’ and ‘marked by clarity.’

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  • Each body bag has this kind of lucent quality, not quite see-through while at the same time not entirely filled in.

    You've Been Warned

  • Wonder if – given the lower and lower mkt caps out there now … HP might even want to look at someone like Juniper or alcatel-lucent … to get more head on

    How HP Can Fight Cisco And Win

  •          As the plane dipped beneath the layers of lucent haze, my heart sank with it.

    Unspoken Bonds

  • Why go outside when you can commune directly with the lucent dead?

    Why Go Outside?

  • The near eye is overflowing with tears -- you can see the brim, lucent on the lower lid.

    James Elkins: How Long Does it Take To Look at a Painting?

  • There were pressing details to attend to, such as settling with Trans - lucent, who would not be pleased, but who surely would rec - ognize the effectiveness of Purple's actions.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • It would have been another story, had Trans - lucent been conscious, but of course he wasn't.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • "I have traced the route, and queried the auspices," Trans - lucent said grimly.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • Case watched childhood symbols of evil and bad luck tumble out along trans - lucent planes: swastikas, skulls and crossbones dice flashing snake eyes.

    Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth

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    Milton, Paradise Lost III

    December 20, 2006