lumière

Definitions of lumière

n any device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation

Synonyms:
source lumineuse
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lampe
an artificial source of visible illumination
lampe à ultraviolet
any source of illumination that emits ultraviolet radiation
bougie, cierge
stick of wax with a wick in the middle
lampe électrique
a lamp powered by electricity
flash
a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
phare
a powerful light with reflector; attached to the front of an automobile or locomotive
lanterne
light in a transparent protective case
lampe à vapeur de mercure
ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapor
tube au néon
a lamp consisting of a small gas-discharge tube containing neon at low pressure; luminescence is produced by the action of currents at high frequencies that are wrapped a few turns around the tube
lampe à huile, lampe à pétrole
a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
feux de cotés
light carried by a boat that indicates the boat's direction; vessels at night carry a red light on the port bow and a green light on the starboard bow
projecteur
a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
réverbère
a lamp supported on a lamppost; for illuminating a street
feu arrière
lamp (usually red) mounted at the rear of a motor vehicle
lumières, éclairage
any of various lights used in a theater
lampe de poche
a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
Type of:
appareil, outil
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

n an illuminated area

Synonyms:
lueur
Type of:
lieu de l'action
the place where some action occurs

n a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

Synonyms:
notable
Type of:
célébrité
a widely known person

n (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

Synonyms:
radiations visibles
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faisceau lumineux, rayon lumineux
a column of light (as from a beacon)
lumière d'une bougie
the light provided by a burning candle
météore
a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode
clair de lune
the light of the Moon
lumière du soleil
the rays of the sun
crépuscule, demi-jour
the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth
rayon de soleil
a ray of sunlight
rayon laser
a beam of light generated by a laser
Type of:
radiation actinique
electromagnetic radiation that can produce photochemical reactions

n having abundant light or illumination

Antonyms:
noir, obscurité
absence of light or illumination
Type of:
illumination
the degree of visibility of your environment

n a visual warning signal

Types:
feux de circulation
a visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersections
Type of:
signe visuel
a signal that involves visual communication

n a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination

Synonyms:
illumination
Type of:
condition, statut, état
a state at a particular time

n public awareness

Type of:
connaissances publiques
knowledge that is available to anyone

n the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

Synonyms:
clarté, rayonnance
Types:
lueur, reflet
an appearance of reflected light
faste, splendeur
the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
brillant, poli
the property of being smooth and shiny
Type of:
intensité, luminosité
the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white