- 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 Words for radiatedshine, gleam, emanate, emit, beam, transmit, diverge, diffuse, ramify, proliferate, shed, illumine, irradiate, ramble, disseminate, afford, issue, distribute, sprinkle, yield
Examples from the Web for radiated
Contemporary Examples of radiated
From the summit, carrying the two-month-old fetus, Lakpa decided to keep the child, who “radiated and sparkled inside me.”Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling
Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman
March 30, 2014
It radiated determination and purpose, while leaving the critical options open.Lincoln the Primitive Communicator? What He Can Teach Modern Politicians
Douglas L. Wilson
December 15, 2012
But they radiated joy as the first women to represent their nation at the games.
But just by competing, she radiated joy as the first woman to represent Saudi Arabia in the Olympics.
They have been going into radiated areas without any protection or potassium iodide.Yakuza to the Rescue
March 18, 2011
Historical Examples of radiated
And he was very great and she was very fair, and there radiated from both a starry radiance.Doctor Pascal
The radiated light was so intense that it stung even his hardened skin.The Martian Cabal
Roman Frederick Starzl
To Wilson it was as though she radiated drowsy waves of warmth.The Web of the Golden Spider
Frederick Orin Bartlett
Lithe, full-bosomed, and ruddy, she radiated a powerful and subtle charm.They of the High Trails
This conclusion brought a joy with it that radiated the honest face.Janet of the Dunes
Harriet T. Comstock
- 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 for radiate
Word Origin and History for radiated
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.