What does the word luminary mean?

Usage examples for luminary

  1. Further on it will be necessary to refer to this luminary of the art. – Antonio Stradivari by 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 by 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 by Eugène Sue