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luminary

Roget category 423

3. Words relating to matter
3.3. Organic matter
›› 3.3.2. Sensation

#423. [Source of light, self-luminous body.] Luminary

noun

luminarylight etc. 420flame etc. (fire) 382.
spark, scintillaphosphorescence, fluorescence.
sun, orb of day, Phoebus, Apollo, Aurorastar, orbmeteor, falling star, shooting starblazing star, dog star, Siriuscanicula, Aldebaranconstellation, galaxyzodiacal lightanthelionday star, morning starLucifermock sun, parhelionphosphor, phosphorussun dogVenus.
aurora, polar lightsnorthern lights, aurora borealissouthern lights, aurora australis.
lightningchain lightning, fork lightning, sheet lightning, summer lightningball lightning, kugelblitz [G.][chemical substances giving off light without burning] phosphorus, yellow phosphorusscintillator, phosphorfirefly luminescence.
ignis fatuus [Lat.]Jack o'lantern, Friar's lanternwill-o'-the-wisp, firedrake, Fata Morgana [Lat.]Saint Elmo's fire.
[luminous insects] glowworm, firefly, June bug, lightning bug.
[luminous fish] anglerfish.
[Artificial light] gasgas light, lime light, lantern, lanthorndark lantern, bull's-eyecandle, bougie [Fr.], taper, rushlightoil etc. (grease) 356wick, burnerArgand, moderator, duplextorch, flambeau, link, brandgaselier, chandelier, electrolier, candelabrum, candelabra, girandole, sconce, luster, candlestick.
[non-combustion based light sources] lamp, lightincandescent lamp, tungsten bulb, light bulbflashlight, torch [Brit.]arc lightlaser[microwave radiation]; maser neon bulb, neon signfluorescent lamp.
[parts of a light bulb] filamentsocketcontactsfiller gas.
firework, fizgigpyrotechnicsrocket, lighthouse etc. (signal) 550.

verb

illuminate etc. (light) 420.

adjective

self-luminous, glowingphosphoric, phosphorescent, fluorescentincandescentluminescent, chemiluminescentradiant etc. (light) 420.

phrase

blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels" [Longfellow]; the sentinel stars set their watch in the sky" [Campbell]; the planets in their station list'ning stood" [Paradise Lost]; the Scriptures of the skies" [Bailey]; that orbed continent, the fire that severs day from that orbed continent, the fire that severs day from night" [Twelfth Night].



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