Webster 1913 Edition
Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright;
as, the is a
Fire burneth wood, making it . . .
The mountains lift . . . their lofty and
Illuminated; full of light; bright;
as, many candles made the room.
Up the staircase moved a
luminousspace in the darkness.
Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible;“ Luminous eloquence.”
Macaulay.“ A luminous statement.”
a paint made up with some phosphorescent substance, as sulphide of calcium, which after exposure to a strong light is luminous in the dark for a time.
Syn. – Lucid; clear; shining; perspicuous.–
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Shining; emitting light. The sun is a most luminous body.
2.Light; illuminated. The moon is rendered luminous by the rays of the sun.
3.Bright; shining; as a luminous color.
4.Clear; as a luminous essay or argument.