Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bright; shining; lustrous; resplendent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Shining; bright; resplendent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective softly bright or radiant

Etymologies

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

[Latin lūcēns, lūcent-, present participle of lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

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From the participle stem of Latin lucere ("to shine").

Examples

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  • ... the Sun's lucent Orbe ...

    Milton, Paradise Lost III

    December 20, 2006