Meaning of RADIANT in English

RADIANT

adj. & n.

--adj.

1. emitting rays of light.

2 (of eyes or looks) beaming with joy or hope or love.

3 (of beauty) splendid or dazzling.

4 (of light) issuing in rays.

5 operating radially.

6 extending radially; radiating.

--n.

1. the point or object from which light or heat radiates, esp. in an electric or gas heater.

2 Astron. a radiant point.

Phrases and idioms:

radiant heat heat transmitted by radiation, not by conduction or convection. radiant heater a heater that works by this method. radiant point

1. a point from which rays or radii proceed.

2 Astron. the apparent focal point of a meteor shower.

Derivatives:

radiance n. radiancy n. radiantly adv.

Etymology: ME f. L radiare (as RADIUS)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.