(noun, adjective, verb)


1. arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center

- radial symmetry

- many cities show a radial pattern of main highways

Similar word(s): symmetric, symmetrical, radial, stellate

2. having rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies

Similar word(s): compound

Sentences with radiate as an adjective:

- a radiate crystal


1. (zoology) One of the Radiata.


1. send out rays or waves

- The sun radiates heat

Definition categories: weather, emit

2. send out real or metaphoric rays

- She radiates happiness

Definition categories: change, breathe, emit

3. extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center

- spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel

- This plants radiate spines in all directions

Similar word(s): ray

Definition categories: stative, extend, go, lead, pass, run

4. have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

Similar word(s): beam, glow, shine

Definition categories: perception, appear, look, seem

5. cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays

- The sun is radiating

Definition categories: perception

6. experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

- Her face radiated with happiness

Similar word(s): beam, glow, shine

Definition categories: emotion, experience, feel

7. issue or emerge in rays or waves

- Heat radiated from the metal box

Definition categories: change, egress, emerge, issue

8. spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate

Similar word(s): diversify

Definition categories: change, alter, vary

Sentences with radiate as a verb:

- The stove radiates heat.

- The heat radiates from a stove.