- to extend, spread, or move like rays or radii from a center.
- to emit rays, as of light or heat; irradiate.
- to issue or proceed in rays.
- (of persons) to project or glow with cheerfulness, joy, etc.: She simply radiates with good humor.
- to emit in rays; disseminate, as from a center.
- (of persons) to project (joy, goodwill, etc.).
- radiating from a center.
- having rays extending from a central point or part: a coin showing a radiate head.
- radiating symmetrically.
Origin of radiate
Related Wordsshine, gleam, emanate, emit, beam, transmit, diverge, diffuse, ramify, proliferate, shed, illumine, irradiate, ramble, disseminate, afford, issue, distribute, sprinkle, yield
Examples from the Web for radiate
The Germans radiate a kind of discipline; passes are firm and accurate and every movement seems to have a purpose.Home of the (Footballing) Brave: The U.S. Bested Britain in World Cup Spirit
July 7, 2014
These were the days before Twitter, of course, when rumors metastasized and took slightly longer to radiate.Boston Marathon Bombing Media Errors Pile Up, as Does the Outrage
April 18, 2013
When you bring people together they are able to radiate their truth.Why Voters Attend Final-Days Campaign Rallies
November 6, 2012
There was nothing the matter, only he had not yet learned to radiate.Weighed and Wanting
He just seems to radiate good will, and friendliness, and optimism wherever he goes.Mixed Faces
The capacity of bodies to radiate and to absorb differ considerably.Aether and Gravitation
William George Hooper
There are three streets that radiate from it directly through the heart of the town.Rollo in Rome
Yet everything about him seemed to be made up of kindness—to radiate comfort.Children of the Desert
- Also: eradiate to emit (heat, light, or some other form of radiation) or (of heat, light, etc) to be emitted as radiation
- (intr) (of lines, beams, etc) to spread out from a centre or be arranged in a radial pattern
- (tr) (of a person) to show (happiness, health, etc) to a great degree
- having rays; radiating
- (of a capitulum) consisting of ray florets
- (of animals or their parts) showing radial symmetry
- adorned or decorated with raysa radiate head on a coin
Word Origin and History for radiate
1610s, "spread in all directions from a point," from Latin radiatus, past participle of radiare "to beam, shine, gleam; make beaming" (see radiation). Meaning "be radiant, give off rays (of light or heat)" is from 1704. Related: Radiated; radiates; radiating.
"having rays, furnished with rays, shining," 1660s, from Latin radiatus (see radiate (v.)).
- To spread out in all directions from a center.
- To emit or be emitted as radiation.