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Definition of Brilliant

Brilliant
Brilliant Bril"liant, n. [F. brillant. See Brilliant, a.] 1. A diamond or other gem of the finest cut, formed into faces and facets, so as to reflect and refract the light, by which it is rendered more brilliant. It has at the middle, or top, a principal face, called the table, which is surrounded by a number of sloping facets forming a bizet; below, it has a small face or collet, parallel to the table, connected with the girdle by a pavilion of elongated facets. It is thus distinguished from the rose diamond, which is entirely covered with facets on the surface, and is flat below. This snuffbox -- on the hinge see brilliants shine. --Pope. 2. (Print.) The smallest size of type used in England printing. Note: This line is printed in the type called Brilliant. 3. A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
Brilliant
Brilliant Bril"liant (br[i^]l"yant), a. [F. brillant, p. pr. of briller to shine or sparkle (cf. Pr. & Sp. brillar, It. brillare), fr. L. beryllus a precious stone of sea-green color, Prov. It. brill. See Beryl.] 1. Sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright; as, a brilliant star. 2. Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration; splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents. Washington was more solicitous to avoid fatal mistakes than to perform brilliant exploits. --Fisher Ames. Syn: See Shining.

Meaning of Brilliant from wikipedia

- Brilliant may refer to: Brilliant (album), a 2012 album by Ultravox Brilliant (band), a British pop/rock group active in the 1980s "Brilliant" (song)...
- My Brilliant Life (Korean: 두근두근 내 인생; RR: Dugeun Dugeun Nae Insaeng; lit. My Palpitating Life) is a 2014 South Korean drama film starring Song Hye-kyo...
- Brilliant.org is a for-profit company and ****ociated community that features problems and courses in mathematics, physics, quantitative finance, and computer...
- My Brilliant Friend (Italian: L'amica geniale) is an Italian- and Neapolitan-language coming-of-age drama television series created by Saverio Costanzo...
- Lawrence "Larry" Brilliant (born May 5, 1944) is an American epidemiologist, technologist, philanthropist, and author, notable for his 1973 - 1976 work...
- The Brilliant Idiots is a w****ly podcast based in New York City offered by the Loud Speakers Network on iTunes and SoundCloud featuring media personality...
- Brilliant Blue FCF (Blue 1) is a synthetic organic compound used primarily as a blue colorant for processed foods, medications, dietary supplements, and...
- A brilliant is a diamond or other gemstone cut in a particular form with numerous facets so as to have exceptional brilliance. The shape resembles that...
- Brilliant (stylised as Brill!ant) is the eleventh and final studio album by British synth-pop band Ultravox. It was released on 25 May 2012 by Chrysalis...
- Coom****ie Brilliant Blue is the name of two similar triphenylmethane dyes that were developed for use in the textile industry but are now commonly used...
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