Luminous paint, a paint made up with some phosphorescent substance, as sulphide of calcium, which after exposure to a strong light is luminous in the dark for a time.

Syn. — Lucid; clear; shining; perspicuous.

Lu"mi*nous*ly, adv.Lu"mi*nous*ness, n.

(Lum"mox) n. A fat, ungainly, stupid person; an awkward bungler. [Low.]

(Lump) n. [Cf. OD. lompe piece, mass. Cf. Lunch.]

(Lum*bric"i*form) a. [L. lumbricus worm + -form.] (Zoöl.) Resembling an earthworm; vermiform.

(Lum"bri*coid) a. [Lumbricus + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Like an earthworm; belonging to the genus Lumbricus, or family Lumbricidæ.

(||Lum"bri*cus) n. [L. See Lumbric.] (Zoöl.) A genus of annelids, belonging to the Oligochæta, and including the common earthworms. See Earthworm.

(Lu"mi*nant) a. Luminous. [R.]

(Lu"mi*na*ry) n.; pl. Luminaries [F. luminaire, L. luminare a light or lamp, which was lighted in the churches, a luminary, fr. lumen, luminis, light, fr. lucere to be light, to shine, lux, lucis, light. See Light.]

1. Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies. " Radiant luminary." Skelton.

Where the great luminary . . .
Dispenses light from far.

2. One who illustrates any subject, or enlightens mankind; as, Newton was a distinguished luminary.

(Lu"mi*nate) v. t. [L. luminatus, p. p. of luminare to illumine, fr. lumen light. See Limn.] To illuminate. [Obs.]

(Lu`mi*na"tion) n. Illumination. [Obs.]

(Lu"mine) v. i. To illumine. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Lu`mi*nif"er*ous) a. [L. lumen light + -ferous.] Producing light; yielding light; transmitting light; as, the luminiferous ether.

(Lu`mi*nos"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being luminous; luminousness.

(Lu"mi*nous) a. [L. luminosus, fr. lumen light: cf. F. lumineux. See Luminary, Illuminate.]

1. Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.

Fire burneth wood, making it . . . luminous.

The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous heads.

2. Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.

Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the darkness.

3. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind. " Luminous eloquence." Macaulay. " A luminous statement." Brougham.

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