n. pl. lu·mi·nar·ies
a. An object, such as a celestial body, that gives light.
b. In astrology, one of the brightest celestial objects, such as the sun, moon, or bright planets.
2. A person who inspires others or achieves eminence in a field. See Synonyms at celebrity.
[Middle English, from Old French luminarie, from Latin lūmināre, to shine, from lūmen, lūmin-, light; see leuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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