Associations to the word «Radiate»

Wiktionary

RADIATE, verb. To extend, send or spread out from a center like radii.
RADIATE, verb. (transitive) To emit rays or waves.
RADIATE, verb. (intransitive) To come out or proceed in rays or waves.
RADIATE, verb. (transitive) To illuminate.
RADIATE, verb. To expose to ionizing radiation, such as by radiography.
RADIATE, verb. (transitive) To manifest oneself in a glowing manner.
RADIATE, verb. (ecology, intransitive) to spread into new habitats, migrate.
RADIATE, adjective. Radiating from a center; having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated.
RADIATE, adjective. Surrounded by rays, such as the head of a saint in a religious picture.
RADIATE, adjective. (botany) Having parts radiating from the center, like the petals in many flowers.
RADIATE, adjective. (biology) Having radial symmetry, like a seastar.
RADIATE, adjective. (zoology) Belonging to the Radiata.
RADIATE, noun. (zoology) One of the Radiata.

Dictionary definition

RADIATE, verb. Send out rays or waves; "The sun radiates heat".
RADIATE, verb. Send out real or metaphoric rays; "She radiates happiness".
RADIATE, verb. Extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions".
RADIATE, verb. Have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna".
RADIATE, verb. Cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating".
RADIATE, verb. 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".
RADIATE, verb. Issue or emerge in rays or waves; "Heat radiated from the metal box".
RADIATE, verb. Spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate; "The plants on this island diversified".
RADIATE, adjective. Arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center; "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways".
RADIATE, adjective. Having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats