Webster 1913 Edition
brillerto shine or sparkle (cf. Pr. & Sp.
brillare), fr. L.
beryllusa precious stone of sea-green color, Prov. It.
Sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright;
Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration; splendid; shining;
Washington was more solicitous to avoid fatal mistakes than to perform
Syn. – See
A diamond or other gem of the finest cut, formed into faces and facets, so as to reflect and refract the light, by which it is rendered more brilliant. It has at the middle, or top, a principal face, called the
table, which is surrounded by a number of sloping facets forming a
bizet; below, it has a small face or
collet, parallel to the table, connected with the
pavilionof elongated facets. It is thus distinguished from the rose diamond, which is entirely covered with facets on the surface, and is flat below.
This snuffbox – on the hinge see
The smallest size of type used in England printing.
☞ This line is printed in the type called Brilliant.
A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Sparkling with luster; glittering; as a brilliant gem; a brilliant dress.
2.Splendid; shining; as a brilliant achievement.
Washington was more solicitous to avoid fatal mistakes,than to perform brilliant exploits.
1.In the manege, a brisk,high-spirited horse,with a stately carriage.