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The dict-ified word of the day is luminary

| source : web1913 | Luminary \Lu"mi*na*ry\, n.; pl. {Luminaries}, [F. luminaire, L. luminare a light or lamp, which was lighted in the churches, a luminary, fr. lumen, luminis, light, fr. lucere to be light, to shine, lux, lucis, light. See {Light}.] 1. Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies. `` Radiant luminary.'' --Skelton. Where the great luminary . . . Dispenses light from far. --Milton. 2. One who illustrates any subject, or enlightens mankind; as, Newton was a distinguished luminary. | source : wn | luminary n : a celebrity who is an inspiration to others; "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries" [syn: {leading light}, {guiding light}, {notable}, {notability}] | source : devils | LUMINARY, n. One who throws light upon a subject; as an editor by not writing about it.

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