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luminary

lu·mi·nar·y

luminary

 
pronunciation:
lu mih neI ri
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: luminaries
definition 1: a body that radiates or reflects light, such as the sun or moon.
synonyms:
illuminant, light, radiant
similar words:
beacon, beam, illuminator, lamp, lantern, ray, reflector, torch
definition 2: a famous, important, or inspirational person.
The conference brought together luminaries from every field of knowledge to address the environmental crises we face today.
synonyms:
celebrity, idol, name, notable, personage
antonyms:
nobody
similar words:
big shot, bigwig, brain, dignitary, figure, intellect, light, personality, savant, somebody, star
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, concerning, or radiating light.
synonyms:
bright, light, luminous, radiant
similar words:
aglow, bright, brilliant, glowing, incandescent, lustrous, torchlike
Word Parts
The word luminary contains the following parts:
luc, lum Latin root that means light; shine
synonyms:
phot, photo
 
-ary2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person, thing, or place associated with