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Definition of Brilliant

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outstanding, splendid, shining; clever, very intelligent
Brilliant Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr.)
Sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright; as, a brilliant star.
(p. pr.)
Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration; splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents.
The smallest size of type used in England printing.
A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
A diamond or other gem of the finest cut, formed into faces and facets, so as to reflect and refract the light, by which it is rendered more brilliant. It has at the middle, or top, a principal face, called the table, which is surrounded by a number of sloping facets forming a bizet; below, it has a small face or collet, parallel to the table, connected with the girdle by a pavilion of elongated facets. It is thus distinguished from the rose diamond, which is entirely covered with facets on the surface, and is flat below.
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\bril"liant\ (br&ibreve;l"yant), a. [f. brillant, p. pr. of briller to shine or sparkle (cf. pr. & sp. brillar, it. brillare), fr. l. beryllus a precious stone of sea-green color, prov. it. brill. see beryl.]
1. sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright; as, a brilliant star.
2. distinguished by qualities which excite admiration; splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents. washington was more solicitous to avoid fatal mistakes than to perform brilliant exploits.

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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
English Phonetics
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
excellent, marvellous
WordNet 2.0

1. of surpassing excellence; "a brilliant performance"; "a superb actor"
(synonym) superb
(similar) superior
2. having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; "some men dislike brainy women"; "a brilliant mind"; "a brilliant solution to the problem"
(synonym) brainy, smart as a whip
(similar) intelligent
3. characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur; "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"
(synonym) glorious, magnificent, splendid
(similar) impressive
4. having striking color; "bright greens"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"
(synonym) bright, vivid
(similar) colorful, colourful
5. full of light; shining intensely; "a brilliant star"; "brilliant chandeliers"
(similar) bright
6. clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
(synonym) bright
(similar) reverberant, ringing
Brilliant Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Brilliant Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Exchange: AMEX
Produces and develops digital entertainment, such as three-dimensional digitally animated interactive movies with plot alternatives which are influenced by the user, to be distributed over the internet, on cd-rom, as television programming and for home video.
Brilliant Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: OHIO
Brilliant Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Quotations
Keep some souvenirs of your past, or how will you ever prove it wasn't all a dream?
Brilliant Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Brilliant may refer to:

  • Brilliant (album), a 2012 album by Ultravox
  • Brilliant (band), a British pop/rock group active in the 1980s
  • "Brilliant" (song), a song by D'espairsRay
  • Brilliant Classics, Dutch classical music record label

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Brilliant! was a group exhibition of contemporary art held at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA between 22 October 1995 and 7 January 1996. The exhibition then traveled to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas - where it was on view between 17 February and 14 April 1996.

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Brilliant Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
maut-ugelik (very bright); maut-klonik (very smart)