from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shiny and colourful, and thus pleasing to the eye.
- adj. Exhibiting the property of resplendency in Peano arithmetic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shining with brilliant luster; very bright.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shining with brilliant luster; very bright; splendid.
- In heraldry, issuing rays: said especially of the sun, sometimes of clouds. See radiant, 3.
- Synonyms Glorious, beaming. See radiance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having great beauty and splendor
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin resplendēns, resplendent-, present participle of resplendēre, to shine brightly : re-, re- + splendēre, to shine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the obsolete sense of the English verb splendish ("to shine"), from Latin splendere ("to shine"), or from resplend + -ent, from Latin resplendere. (Wiktionary)