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Another word for luminary

  1. A famous person

      1. Widely recognized or acclaimed; famous:
      2. Of or involving one that is widely recognized or acclaimed:
      1. The totality of qualities and traits, as of character or behavior, that are peculiar to a specific person.
      2. The totality of behavioral traits that are peculiar to a specific nonhuman animal:
      3. The totality of qualities that distinguish a group, organization, or place:
      1. A character in a literary work.
      2. A person.
      3. A person of distinction.
      1. Worthy of note or notice; remarkable:
      2. Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
      3. Perceptible; noticeable:
      1. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
      2. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly:
      3. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality:
      1. A large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera leo) of Africa and northwest India, having a short tawny coat, a tufted tail, and, in the male, a heavy mane around the neck and shoulders.
      2. A mountain lion.
      3. A very brave person.
      1. In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods.
      2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life:
      3. A person noted for special achievement in a particular field:
      1. One who is widely known and of great popular interest.
      2. Fame or popular renown.
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Another word for luminary

  1. A light

      1. The quality or state of being radiant.
      2. The radiant energy emitted per unit time in a specified direction by a unit area of an emitting surface.
      1. An electric device having a socket for a light bulb, especially a free-standing piece of furniture.
      2. A device that gives off ultraviolet, infrared, or other radiation, used for therapeutic purposes.
      3. A light bulb:
      1. A celestial body that generates light and other radiant energy and consists of a mass of gas held together by its own gravity in which the energy generated by nuclear reactions in the interior is balanced by the outflow of energy to the surface, and the inward-directed gravitational forces are balanced by the outward-directed gas and radiation pressures.
      2. Any of the celestial bodies visible at night from Earth as relatively stationary, usually twinkling points of light.
      3. Something regarded as resembling such a celestial body.
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  2. A philosopher

      1. Worthy of note or notice; remarkable:
      2. Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
      3. Perceptible; noticeable:
      1. A person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of a god is expressed.
      2. One of the highest-ranking leaders of the Mormon church, considered by the faithful to be divinely inspired, and responsible for establishing and revising doctrine.
      3. A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.
      1. One who teaches, especially one hired to teach.