from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light.
- adj. Full of light; illuminated. See Synonyms at bright.
- adj. Easily comprehended; clear: luminous prose.
- adj. Enlightened and intelligent; inspiring: luminous ideas.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. emitting light; glowing brightly
- adj. brightly illuminated
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright
- adj. Illuminated; full of light; bright.
- adj. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Radiating or reflecting light; giving out light, whether as an original or as a secondary source; illuminating; shining; radiant; bright.
- Producing or adapted to produce light; having the power of yielding light.
- Lighted up; illuminated; bright; clear; resplendent; rendering an effect of lightness or brightness, as a work of art or a color.
- Figuratively, brilliant; bright or resplendent to the mind.
- Clear or evident to the mind, as if emitting light or as if illuminated; of such a nature as to be readily apprehended by the understanding.
- Characterized by perspicuity of thought: as, a luminous intellect
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. softly bright or radiant
Middle English, from Old French lumineux, from Latin lūminōsus, from lūmen, lūmin-, light; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin luminosus. (Wiktionary)