(||Lu`cer*nar"i*da) n. pl. [NL. See Lucernaria.] (Zoöl.) (a) A division of acalephs, including
Lucernaria and allied genera; called also Calycozoa. (b) A more extensive group of acalephs, including
both the true Lucernarida and the Discophora.
(Lu"cerne) n. (Bot.) See Lucern, the plant.
(Lu"cid) a. [L. lucidus, fr. lux, lucis, light. See Light, n.]
1. Shining; bright; resplendent; as, the lucid orbs of heaven.
Lucid, like a glowworm.Sir I. Newton.
A court compact of lucid marbles.Tennyson.
2. Clear; transparent. " Lucid streams." Milton.
3. Presenting a clear view; easily understood; clear.
A lucid and interesting abstract of the debate.Macaulay.
4. Bright with the radiance of intellect; not darkened or confused by delirium or madness; marked by the
regular operations of reason; as, a lucid interval.
Syn. Luminous; bright; clear; transparent; sane; reasonable. See Luminous.
(Lu*cid"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. lucidité. See Lucid.] The quality or state of being lucid.
(Lu"cid*ly) adv. In a lucid manner.
(Lu"cid*ness), n. The quality of being lucid; lucidity.
(Lu"ci*fer) n. [L., bringing light, n., the morning star, fr. lux, lucis, light + ferre to bring.]
1. The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning ! how art thou cut down to the ground
which didst weaken the nations !Is. xiv. 12.
Tertullian and Gregory the Great understood this passage of Isaiah in reference to the fall of Satan; in
consequence of which the name Lucifer has since been applied to Satan.Kitto.
2. Hence, Satan.
Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! . . .
When he falls, he falls like Lucifer,
to hope again.
3. A match made of a sliver of wood tipped with a combustible substance, and ignited by friction;
called also lucifer match, and locofoco. See Locofoco.
4. (Zoöl.) A genus of free- swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender body and long appendages.