(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.
1. Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies. " Radiant luminary." Skelton.
Where the great luminary . . .Milton.
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.Bacon.
The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous heads.Longfellow.
2. Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.
Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the darkness.Longfellow.
3. Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind. " Luminous eloquence." Macaulay.
" A luminous statement." Brougham.
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.]