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I grew up with Scientology - my parents at one point were clerical. It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It's not a threat or some cult.
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Meaning of "luminaries" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LUMINARIES

luminaries  [ˈluːmɪnərɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LUMINARIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Luminaries is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LUMINARIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

The Luminaries

The Luminaries is the second novel by Eleanor Catton, published by Victoria University Press in August 2013 and Granta on 5 September 2013. On 15 October it was announced as the winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize. It is the longest book, and Catton the youngest author, ever to win the award.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LUMINARIES


catenaries
kəˈtiːnərɪz
centenaries
senˈtiːnərɪz
chicaneries
ʃɪˈkeɪnərɪz
coronaries
ˈkɒrənərɪz
dictionaries
ˈdɪkʃənərɪz
ferneries
ˈfɜːnərɪz
fineries
ˈfaɪnərɪz
granaries
ˈɡrænərɪz
legionaries
ˈliːdʒənərɪz
mercenaries
ˈmɜːsɪnərɪz
nunneries
ˈnʌnərɪz
ordinaries
ˈɔːdənərɪz
preliminaries
prɪˈlɪmɪnərɪz
sceneries
ˈsiːnərɪz
seminaries
ˈsemɪnərɪz
septenaries
ˈseptɪnərɪz
Stannaries
ˈstænərɪz
subordinaries
sʌbˈɔːdɪnərɪz
turneries
ˈtɜːnərɪz
vineries
ˈvaɪnərɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LUMINARIES

lumina
luminaire
luminal
luminance
luminant
luminaria
luminarism
luminarist
luminary
lumination
lumine
luminesce
luminescence
luminescent
luminiferous
luminism
luminosities
luminosity
luminous
luminous efficacy

WORDS THAT END LIKE LUMINARIES

accessories
anniversaries
beneficiaries
binaries
boundaries
canaries
commentaries
confectionaries
diaries
documentaries
glossaries
itineraries
libraries
missionaries
obituaries
ovaries
salaries
secretaries
subsidiaries
summaries
varies

Synonyms and antonyms of luminaries in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LUMINARIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «luminaries» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of luminaries

Translation of «luminaries» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LUMINARIES

Find out the translation of luminaries to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of luminaries from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «luminaries» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

灯具
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

luminarias
570 millions of speakers

English

luminaries
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दिग्गज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مشاهير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

светила
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

luminares
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উজ্জ্বল জ্যোতিষ্কের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

luminaires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pencahayaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leuchten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

著名
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유명
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Luminaries
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngôi sao sáng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அறிவுமேதைகளின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दिग्गज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

armatürler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

luminari
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oprawy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

світила
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

corpuri de iluminat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φωτιστικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ligte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

armaturer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

armaturer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of luminaries

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LUMINARIES»

The term «luminaries» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.215 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about luminaries

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QUOTES WITH «LUMINARIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word luminaries.
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Giovanni Ribisi
I grew up with Scientology - my parents at one point were clerical. It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It's not a threat or some cult.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LUMINARIES»

Discover the use of luminaries in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to luminaries and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Luminaries
Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction.
Eleanor Catton, Eleanor Catton, 2013
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The Luminaries
It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament.
Eleanor Catton, 2013
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The Luminaries
Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize and Governor General’s Award for Fiction, and set during the heady days of New Zealand’s Gold Rush, The Luminaries is a magnificent novel of love, lust, murder, and greed, in which three unsolved ...
Eleanor Catton, 2013
4
The Luminaries: The Psychology of the Sun and Moon in the ...
In this exciting new volume in the Seminars in Psychological Astrology series, Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas team up to discuss the mythology and psychology of the Moon, the importance of relationships, the role of the father in ...
Liz Greene, Howard Sasportas, 1992
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The Book of Secrets: Esoteric Societies and Holy Orders, ...
From the strange symbols on a one-dollar bill to the secret signs of the Knights Templar and Freemasons, invisible societies, and the world of magic and alchemy, The Book of Secrets is a comprehensive introduction to the world of secret and ...
Daniel Pineda, 2011
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Bright Ideas: Insights from Legal Luminaries Worldwide
In this book, E. Leigh Dance presents 26 essays written by current and past heads of legal at global companies including: Azko Nobel, EADS, Fiat, FMC Technologies, Hilton, Honeywell, Lenovo, Marsh & McLennan and Schering-Plough, as well as ...
E. Leigh Dance, 2009
7
The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema
About the Book : - The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema is a unique compendium if biographical profiles of the film world's most significant actors, filmmakers, music directors, playback singers and writers.
Dinesh Raheja, Jitendra Kothari, 1996
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Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to ...
"A collection of profiles of famous authors from Tennessee"--
Sue Freeman Culverhouse, 2013
9
Women of Power and Grace: Nine Astonishing, Inspiring ...
The stories of these "spiritual champions" of the highest order will excite the reader with the possibility of his or her own direct God-Realization, the fullness of Divine Love, Bliss, Peace, Freedom, and Power.
Timothy Conway, 1994
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Eastern Luminaries Disclosed to Western Eyes: A Critical ...
This book studies and evaluates the different translations of the Mu'allaqat, seven canonical pre-Islamic odes, from Arabic into English and French.
Raja Lahiani, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LUMINARIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term luminaries is used in the context of the following news items.
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Local boxing luminaries praise 'Southpaw' for realism - Detroit News
Local boxing luminaries praise 'Southpaw' for realism. Terry Foster, The Detroit News 8:23 p.m. EDT July 20, 2015. sp_boxing_07202115. Bronco McKart, left ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
2
Music Luminaries: 12 Must-See Performers & Bands in Northern …
August and September are high times for prime music-going experiences in Northern Michigan. Musicians flood the scene and fill the summer ... «MyNorth.com, Jul 15»
3
Living History campers learn the art of tinsmithing - Carroll County …
On Monday, campers learned how to make luminaries out of tin under the direction of tinsmith Jeff Leister, who has taught the craft for 10 years. «Carroll County Times, Jul 15»
4
Shaq says best five Lakers would beat best five Bulls 'by fifty,' then …
... and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — above five Bulls luminaries — Derrick Rose, Michael Jordan, Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Horace Grant. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Lighting expert says best is yet to come for Harbour Bridge | afr.com
The energy efficiency of the luminaries we're using is quite stunning. There is even stadium lighting coming out these days in LED, which would ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
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Ray Allen celebrated his 40th birthday with a giant career-spanning …
We've seen league luminaries like Brandon Jennings, DeMar DeRozan, Stephen Curry, Chris Bosh and Damian Lillard ring in a new year with ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
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No fairy-tale ending | The London Free Press
When it closed in 2004, former London Knights owner Howard Darwin recalled its long-standing popularity among NHL luminaries. «London Free Press, Jul 15»
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Can Stephen Hawking and Yuri Millner find ET? | Business Spectator
With several science luminaries backing the project, including physicist Stephen Hawking and astronomers Martin Rees and Frank Drake, the ... «Business Spectator, Jul 15»
9
Harper Lee: the 'great lie' she didn't write Mockingbird rears its head …
It was a strange sensation to have two literary luminaries brought down to earth in such a remote, unpretentious place; first-hand anecdotes ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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John Elway's 10 best player moves as personnel executive
If he stays healthy, more honors should come his way, and he could join luminaries like Louis Wright and Champ Bailey in Broncos annals. «DenverBroncos.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Luminaries [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/luminaries>. Nov 2020 ».
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