• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Lumine To illumine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lumine To illumine; enlighten. See illumine.
    • n lumine The principle or the medium of light; the luminiferous ether.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Lumine (Spens.) to illumine
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  • Minnie Fiske
    Minnie Fiske
    “The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage.”
  • Luis Bunuel
    “If someone were to prove to me -- right this minute -- that God, in all his luminousness, exists, it wouldn't change a single aspect of my behavior.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “A book should be luminous not voluminous.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lumen, luminis, light—lucēre, to shine.


In literature:

She could see clearly only his eyes, luminous and gray.
"The Port of Adventure" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
The pale green of the Tuileries showed luminously under a gentle warm shower.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
The light of the lamp shone through her hair, turning it to luminous gold.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
He saw the quick glance from her luminous eyes.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
The night was moonless, yet distinctly luminous, for the stars crowded the sky.
"The Empty House And Other Ghost Stories" by Algernon Blackwood
Her eyes, luminous, yet darkly unfathomable, were held full upon his face.
"Sheila of Big Wreck Cove" by James A. Cooper
Dorothy seemed luminous, so radiant was she with the fire of life.
"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" by Charles Major
It is called the Luminous Religion.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
His smiling luminous eyes were shining.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
I have nowhere said, nor does it follow, that the air is charged only where the luminous brush appears.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday

In poetry:

'That still the sage may say
In pensive progress here where they decay,
"This stone records a luminous line whose talents
Told in their day."'
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy
And the May came on in her charms,
With a twinkle of rustling feet;
Blooms stormed from her luminous arms,
And honey of smiles that were sweet.
"Anticipation" by Madison Julius Cawein
I said the hearth-flame that once burned for us
I will renew with all the cheer of old,
Yet here within the circle luminous
Our very hearts are cold.
"The Returning" by Theodosia Garrison
So blazing gaily red
Against the luminous deeps
Of starless London night,
They burn for my delight:
While somewhere, snug in bed,
A worn old woman sleeps.
"Geraniums" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
“She bound him, the woman resplendent;
She withered his strength with her stare;
And Faith hath been twisted and strangled
With folds of her luminous hair!
"For Ever" by Henry Kendall
Luminous mind, bright devil
of absolute clusterings, of upright noon---:
here we are at last, alone, without loneliness,
far from the savage city's delirium.
"Luminous mind, bright devil" by Pablo Neruda

In news:

Top beauty experts reveal their secrets for luminous skin, hair, and teeth.
She also works in the luminous tones of the digital palette.
'Luminous Field' will show Millennium Park in a new light.
With autumn in full swing, however, it's no wonder that maintaining a bright, luminous look may be proving difficult.
Jouer Mini Luminizing Moisture Tint and Laura Mercier Undercover Pot.
The wide, open spaces filled with shiny glass and luminous plastic objects act as a beacon for my kids to misbehave and run.
Classes began Monday at the new Luminant Academy on the Tyler Junior College West Campus.
Do you want to see best new artist nominees the Lumineers at one of their SOLD OUT New Years shows this year.
Miguel, along with Gotye, Alabama Shakes and the Lumineers, is part of the pack of nominees who have showcased individuality and have marched to the beat of their own drum in today's music industry.
High-resolution simulation of a galaxy hosting a super-luminous supernova and its chaotic environment in the early universe.
So that you can employ a laser light lumination diode, its fairly expected to apply safeguards eyewear in order to protect against view.
The Lumineers fill the Fonda on first of two nights.
LD Donald Holder 's luminous journey through Broadway's The Lion King.
When you reach the 41st floor, a burst of light propels you into the luminous lobby.
Available as a single stem or in bunches, the simple design lets you create your own luminous bouquet.

In science:

At smaller ρ the less luminous, shorter period Cepheids would increase in magnitude more then their more luminous, longer period counterparts at the same ρ.
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
On the side of town that I come from, on the concern has been understanding the physics that turns less-luminous systems that have no cores into luminous galaxies that do.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies
Puzzling observational disk-jet features, such as why radio emission is quenched beyond a certain ˙m and why the radio luminosity decreases (or increases) with increasing X-ray luminosity when the system is luminous (or less luminous), are explained.
Launching and Quenching of Black Hole Relativistic Jets at Low Accretion Rate
The phenomenology of the most luminous of the Seyfert galaxies may differ from the phenomonlogy of the less luminous.
An Investigation into the Geometry of Seyfert Galaxies
For the most luminous ob jects the first peak falls at frequencies lower than the optical band, while for the least luminous ones the reverse is true.
Multifrequency and IUE Campaigns on Blazars