Brilliant

Brilliant

Brilliant may refer to:

*Brilliant (diamond cut), a form of cutting a diamond
*HMS "Brilliant", eight ships of the British Royal Navy
*Brilliant, Alabama, a town in the United States of America
*Brilliant, Ohio, a town in the United States of America
*Brilliant, British Columbia, a community near Castlegar, British Columbia

People

*"Brilliant", a pseudonym used by Grigory Sokolnikov
*Dr. Larry Brilliant
*Brilliant Dadashova, an Azerbaijani pop singer

Entertainment

*"Brilliant!", the name "The Fast Show" was given when it was shown on BBC America
*Brilliant (band), a British pop/rock group active in the 1980s
*Brilliant, a 1950s cartoon character in the "Dick Tracy" comic strip

Other

* Brilliant, several species of hummingbirds in the genus "Heliodoxa".

;See also
*Brillant (disambiguation)


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  • Brilliant AG — Rechtsform Aktiengesellschaft ISIN DE0005272702 Gründung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brilliant — Bril liant (br[i^]l yant), a. [F. brillant, p. pr. of briller to shine or sparkle (cf. Pr. & Sp. brillar, It. brillare), fr. L. beryllus a precious stone of sea green color, Prov. It. brill. See {Beryl}.] 1. Sparkling with luster; glittering;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brilliant — Bril liant, n. [F. brillant. See {Brilliant}, a.] 1. A diamond or other gem of the finest cut, formed into faces and facets, so as to reflect and refract the light, by which it is rendered more brilliant. It has at the middle, or top, a principal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brilliant — Brilliant, AL U.S. town in Alabama Population (2000): 762 Housing Units (2000): 402 Land area (2000): 3.437389 sq. miles (8.902796 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.437389 sq. miles (8.902796 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Brilliant, AL — U.S. town in Alabama Population (2000): 762 Housing Units (2000): 402 Land area (2000): 3.437389 sq. miles (8.902796 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.437389 sq. miles (8.902796 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • brilliant — [adj1] shining, glowing in appearance ablaze, bright, coruscating, dazzling, effulgent, flashy, fulgent, gleaming, glittering, glossy, incandescent, intense, lambent, lucent, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, resplendent, scintillating,… …   New thesaurus

  • brilliant — 1680s, from Fr. brilliant sparkling, shining prp. of briller to shine (16c.), from It. brillare sparkle, whirl, perhaps from V.L. *berillare to shine like a beryl, from berillus beryl, precious stone, from L. beryllus (see BERYL (Cf. beryl)). In… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Brilliant — était un groupe de musique britannique des années 1980. Sommaire 1 Membres 2 Discographie 2.1 Albums 2.2 Singles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • brilliant — index illustrious, politic, prominent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • brilliant — 1 radiant, luminous, *bright, effulgent, lustrous, refulgent, beaming, lambent, lucent, incandescent Analogous words: flashing, scintillating, sparkling, gleaming, glittering, coruscating (see FLASH vb): blazing flaming, flaring, glowing (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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