from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shining radiantly; resplendent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resplendent, or shining brightly and radiantly.
  • adj. As if giving off light or warmth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Casting a bright light; radiant; brilliant; resplendent; shining; splendid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Emitting or reflecting a bright light; shining; splendid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. radiating or as if radiating light


Latin refulgēns, refulgent-, present participle of refulgēre, to flash back : re-, re- + fulgēre, to flash; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin refulgentem, accusative singular of refulgēns, present active participle of refulgeō, from re- ("back") + fulgeō ("shine"). (Wiktionary)



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