- 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 radiatingshine, gleam, emanate, emit, beam, transmit, diverge, diffuse, ramify, proliferate, shed, illumine, irradiate, ramble, disseminate, afford, issue, distribute, sprinkle, yield
Examples from the Web for radiating
Contemporary Examples of radiating
But whether good or bad, all are light as a soufflé, radiating asexual whiteness in every note.Before the Earthquake Hit: When The Beatles Landed in America
January 29, 2014
From my neck to my temples, there is a throbbing soreness on both sides of my face, all radiating from the hinge of my jawbone.After War: Anger, Panic, and Sometimes Peace
June 26, 2013
For Anderson, this is a role that she was born to play: uncompromising and flinty, radiating a ferocity and tough conviction.The Haunting New Serial-Killer Thriller Heading to Netflix
May 22, 2013
Still shackled, with his trousers in shreds and radiating off-kilter aggression, Phoenix immediately begins wilding out.The Return of Joaquin Phoenix: Oscar Buzz for ‘The Master’
September 17, 2012
He could be unbearably glib, but his patrician persona and acid tongue, his radiating sense of superiority, made for good showbiz.Becoming Gore Vidal: The Henry Adams of Our Age
August 4, 2012
Historical Examples of radiating
And have you radiating the fact like a broadcasting station?Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
Then he turned again to Elsmere, his face softening, radiating.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
"I'm Bob Herschell," he said smiling and radiating friendliness at the youngsters.The Premiere
Its light, radiating to some distance, does not avail him—he sees them not!The White Chief
Some were a complete representative of the opal, with all its radiating fire.Due West
Maturin Murray Ballou
- 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
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.