Part of speech: noun

Any body that gives light.

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Usage examples "luminary":

  1. Further on it will be necessary to refer to this luminary of the art. - "Antonio Stradivari", Horace William Petherick.
  2. As the earth cut in slowly and gradually toward the solar luminary, so was the moon revolving ever nearer the earth, appearing like a great gem glowing in the twilight sky. - "The Jameson Satellite", Neil Ronald Jones.
  3. This unique luminary, but feebly lighting the galleries, in which were also some drinkers, they remained completely obscured. - "The Silver Cross or The Carpenter of Nazareth", Eugène Sue.