Definitions

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

  • adjective Shining radiantly; resplendent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Emitting or reflecting a bright light; shining; splendid.

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

  • adjective Casting a bright light; radiant; brilliant; resplendent; shining; splendid.

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

  • adjective Resplendent, or shining brightly and radiantly.
  • adjective figuratively As if giving off light or warmth.

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

  • adjective radiating or as if radiating light

Etymologies

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

[Latin refulgēns, refulgent-, present participle of refulgēre, to flash back : re-, re- + fulgēre, to flash; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin refulgentem, accusative singular of refulgēns, present active participle of refulgeō, from re- ("back") + fulgeō ("shine").

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