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- Radiating light and/or heat.
- the radiant sun
- Emitted as radiation.
- Beaming with vivacity and happiness.
- a radiant face
1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter I”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
- His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ “Phil ! You ! Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow !” recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
- Emitting or proceeding as if from a center.
- (heraldry) Giving off rays; said of a bearing.
- the sun radiant; a crown radiant
- (botany) Having a ray-like appearance, like the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers.
radiating light and/or heat
beaming with vivacity and happiness
radiant (plural radiants)
- A point source from which radiation is emitted.
- (astronomy) The apparent origin, in the night sky, of a meteor shower.
- A straight line proceeding from a given point, or fixed pole, about which it is conceived to revolve.
the apparent origin of a meteor shower