1. [ verb ] (physics) issue or emerge in rays or waves

"Heat radiated from the metal box"

Related terms: issue emit radiator
2. [ verb ] send out rays or waves

"The sun radiates heat"

Related terms: emit radiation
3. [ verb ] send out real or metaphoric rays
Synonyms: ray

"She radiates happiness"

Related terms: emit effuse
4. [ verb ] extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
Synonyms: ray

"spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel" "This plants radiates spines in all directions"

Related terms: run ray
5. [ verb ] esp. of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink
Synonyms: glow shine beam

"Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

Related terms: look gleam
6. [ verb ] spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate
Synonyms: diversify

"The plants on this island diversified"

Related terms: change radiation
7. [ verb ] cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays
Synonyms: emit_light

"The sun is radiating"

Related terms: cause_to_be_perceived flash glow gleam radiance
8. [ verb ] experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
Synonyms: beam shine glow

"She was beaming with joy" "Her face radiated with happiness"

Related terms: feel radiance
Similar spelling:   ratite