luminary luminary  /ˈlu mə ˌnɛ ri/


  • (n) a celebrity who is an inspiration to others


  1. Part of the charm of the Harry Potter films is their ensemble cast of luminary British actors and actresses.
  2. Their focus was not on a local luminary but on Walter Cronkite, who had come to the provinces and set up his majestic broadcast booth.
  3. When former Congressmanand distinguished priest and liberal luminaryRobert Drinan died earlier this year, the Washington Post published a special appreciation.


  1. Order your luminary for nighttime ceremony

    Relay For Life of Titusville is taking luminary orders for the Luminaria Ceremony.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Titusville Herald

  2. Fifth annual Relay for Life Events at Homer High School

    Friday 5 p.m. Relay begins with survivor and caregiver reception 5-10:30 p.m. Luminary sales 5:45 p.m. Call Me Maybe performs 6:15 p.m. Opening ceremonies with Anchor Point VFW Color Guard, singing of National Anthem by Sophia Park, "God Bless America" by Methodist Church Chorus, survivor recognition lap and caregiver and survivor recognition lap
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Peninsula Clarion

  3. Oconee County Relay for Life attracts hundreds

    Hundreds of people turned out May 17-18 for the annual Oconee County Cancer Relay for Life held in downtown Walhalla. More than 200 cancer survivors were honored as were deceased victims with a special luminary service.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Anderson Independent-Mail


  1. "Supreme Court Justice Arturo Brion brings with him a wealth of experience as a public servant and legal luminary. He is a man of proven integrity and independence, having served in the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Court of Appeals, and the...
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Ignacio Bunye Source: Manila Bulletin

  2. "Not the ramblings of a British National Party thug," writes Eagleton, "but the reflections of Martin Amis, leading luminary of the English metropolitan literary world."
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Terry Eagleton Source: Independent

  3. "Of all of the prizes I could win, I would choose this one," Rudich said. "Gödel has been my luminary hero since I was 12."
    on May 21, 2007 By: Steven Rudich Source: EurekAlert (press release)

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