1. a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted

Similar word(s): blaze, glare

Definition categories: attribute, brightness

2. the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand

- his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects

Similar word(s): grandeur, grandness, magnificence, splendor, splendour

Definition categories: attribute, elegance

3. unusual mental ability

Similar word(s): genius

Definition categories: thought, intelligence