luminary

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From Late Latin luminaria, from luminare, from lumen.

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luminary (plural luminaries)

  1. One that is an inspiration to others; one who has achieved success in his chosen field; a leading light.
    played host to a huge gathering of international luminaries -- Edmund Stevens
  2. An artificial light; an illumination.
  3. A body that gives light; especially, one of the heavenly bodies.

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