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Meaning of RADIATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'reydeeit, [v]'reydee`eyt, 'reydee`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  send out real or metaphoric rays; "She radiates happiness"
  2. [v]  spread into new habitates and produce variety or variegate; "The plants on this island diversified"
  3. [v]  issue or emerge in rays or waves; "Heat radiated from the metal box"
  4. [v]  experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"
  5. [v]  cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating"
  6. [v]  esp. of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
  7. [v]  extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiates spines in all directions"
  8. [v]  send out rays or waves; "The sun radiates heat"

RADIATE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: beam, beam, diversify, emit light, glow, ray, shine, shine
 See Also: alter, appear, blink, breathe, cause to be perceived, change, come forth, come out, egress, emerge, emit, emit, experience, extend, feel, flash, give off, give out, gleam, glimmer, glow, go, go forth, issue, lead, look, pass, pass off, run, seem, twinkle, vary, wink, winkle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ra"di*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Radiated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Radiating}.] [L. radiatus, p. p. of radiare to
    furnish with spokes or rays, to radiate, fr. radius. See
    {Radius}, {Ray} a divergent line.]
    1. To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine.
             Virtues shine more clear In them [kings], and
             radiant like the sun at noon.         --Howell.
    2. To proceed in direct lines from a point or surface; to
       issue in rays, as light or heat.
             Light radiates from luminous bodies directly to our
             eyes.                                 --Locke.
  2. \Ra"di*ate\, v. t.
    1. To emit or send out in direct lines from a point or
       points; as, to radiate heat.
    2. To enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness
       on; to irradiate. [R.]
  3. \Ra"di*ate\, a. [L. radiatus, p. p.]
    1. Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated;
       as, a radiate crystal.
    2. (Bot.) Having in a capitulum large ray florets which are
       unlike the disk florets, as in the aster, daisy, etc.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) Belonging to the Radiata.
  4. \Ra"di*ate\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    One of the Radiata.