(||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.

2. Clear; transparent. " Lucid streams." Milton.

3. Presenting a clear view; easily understood; clear.

A lucid and interesting abstract of the debate.

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 of Babylon.

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.

2. Hence, Satan.

How wretched
Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! . . .
When he falls, he falls like Lucifer,
Never 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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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