Luminaries
Luminary Lu"mi*na*ry, n.; pl. {Luminaries}, [F. luminaire, L. luminare a light or lamp, which was lighted in the churches, a luminary, fr. lumen, luminis, light, fr. lucere to be light, to shine, lux, lucis, light. See {Light}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies. `` Radiant luminary.'' --Skelton. [1913 Webster]

Where the great luminary . . . Dispenses light from far. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. One who illustrates any subject, or enlightens mankind; as, Newton was a distinguished luminary. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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