luminary

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 Luminary — ist der Name eines Trance Projekts. Im Jahr 2002 begannen der britische Produzent Laurence Rapaccioli und die US amerikanische Sängerin Ashley Tomberlin ihre Zusammenarbeit. Laurence Rapaccioli war damals schon unter dem Psydoneum Arksun bekannt …

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  • 3 luminary — index mastermind Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 luminary — (n.) mid 15c., lamp, source of (artificial) light, from O.Fr. luminarie (12c.), lamp, lights, lighting; candles; brightness, illumination, from L.L. luminare light, torch, lamp, heavenly body, lit. that which gives light, from L. lumen (gen.… …

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  • 5 luminary — [n] very important person big name*, celeb*, celebrity, dignitary, eminence, leader, lion*, name, notability, notable, personage, personality, somebody*, star, superstar, VIP*, worthy; concepts 352,423 …

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  • 6 luminary — ► NOUN (pl. luminaries) 1) a person who inspires or influences others. 2) literary a natural light giving body, especially the sun or moon …

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  • 7 luminary — [lo͞o′mə ner΄ē] n. pl. luminaries [OFr luminarie < LL(Ec) luminarium < L luminare: see ILLUMINATE] 1. a body that gives off light, such as the sun or moon 2. a) a person who sheds light on some subject or enlightens mankind; famous… …

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  • 8 Luminary — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Source of light, self luminous body. < N PARAG:Luminary >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 luminary luminary Sgm: N 1 light light &c. 420 Sgm: N 1 flame flame &c.(fire) 382 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 spark spark …

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  • 9 Luminary — Origins = The luminaries were what traditional astrologers called the two astrological planets which were the brightest and most important objects in the heavens, that is,* the Sun and * the Moon The Sun and Moon were well established rulers of… …

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  • 10 luminary — noun (plural naries) Etymology: Middle English luminarye, from Anglo French & Late Latin; Anglo French luminaire light, luminary, from Late Latin luminaria, plural of luminare lamp, heavenly body, from Latin, window, from lumin , lumen light;… …

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  • 11 luminary — UK [ˈluːmɪnərɪ] / US [ˈlumɪˌnerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms luminary : singular luminary plural luminaries formal one of the people most admired in a particular profession …

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  • 12 luminary — [[t]lu͟ːmɪnəri, AM neri[/t]] luminaries N COUNT If you refer to someone as a luminary, you mean that they are an expert in a particular subject or activity. [LITERARY] ...the political opinions of such luminaries as Sartre or de Beauvoir. Syn:… …

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  • 13 luminary — /looh meuh ner ee/, n., pl. luminaries, adj. n. 1. a celestial body, as the sun or moon. 2. a body, object, etc., that gives light. 3. a person who has attained eminence in his or her field or is an inspiration to others: one of the luminaries in …

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  • 14 luminary — noun a) 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 b) An artificial light; an illumination. See Also:… …

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  • 15 luminary — Synonyms and related words: VIP, actinic, big, big name, big timer, candle, catoptric, celebrity, chief, constellation, cynosure, electric light bulb, electronics king, eminence, figure, fire, first rater, flame, folk hero, galaxy, genius, glim,… …

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  • 16 luminary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. heavenly body, sun, star, etc.; wise man, shining light; celebrity, notable. See universe, knowledge, repute. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A light] Syn. star, lamp, radiance; see light 3 . 2. [A… …

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  • 17 luminary — lu|mi|na|ry [ˈlu:mınəri US neri] n plural luminaries [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: luminaire lamp , from Latin luminaria window , from lumen; LUMINOUS] someone who is very famous or highly respected for their skill at doing something or… …

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  • 18 luminary — lu|mi|nar|y [ lumı,neri ] noun count FORMAL one of the people most admired in a particular profession …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 luminary — lu·mi·nar·y || luːmɪnÉ™rɪ / nrɪ n. light source, something which gives off light; celestial body; famous person …

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  • 20 luminary — [ lu:mɪn(ə)ri] noun (plural luminaries) 1》 a person who inspires or influences others. 2》 archaic a natural light giving body, especially the sun or moon. Origin ME: from OFr. luminarie or late L. luminarium, from L. lumen, lumin light …

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