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 for Brilliant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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; very bright; as, a
        brilliant star.
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     2. Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration;
        splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents.
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              Washington was more solicitous to avoid fatal
              mistakes than to perform brilliant exploits.
                                                    --Fisher Ames.
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     3. Exceedingly intelligent, or of distinguished
        accomplishment in a field; -- as, a brilliant chemist.
     Syn: See Shining.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 face, called the table, which
        is surrounded by a number of sloping facets forming a
        bizet; below, it has a small face or collet, parallel to
        the table, connected with the girdle by a pavilion of
        elongated facets. It is thus distinguished from the rose
        diamond, which is entirely covered with facets on the
        surface, and is flat below.
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              This snuffbox -- on the hinge see brilliants shine.
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     2. (Print.) The smallest size of type used in England
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     3. A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of surpassing excellence; "a brilliant performance"; "a
             superb actor" [syn: brilliant, superb]
      2: having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence;
         "some men dislike brainy women"; "a brilliant mind"; "a
         brilliant solution to the problem" [syn: brainy,
         brilliant, smart as a whip]
      3: characterized by grandeur; "the brilliant court life at
         Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent
         cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony" [syn:
         brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendid]
      4: having striking color; "bright dress"; "brilliant
         tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage" [syn: bright,
         brilliant, vivid]
      5: full of light; shining intensely; "a brilliant star";
         "brilliant chandeliers"
      6: clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet
         section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets" [syn:
         bright, brilliant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  187 Moby Thesaurus words for "brilliant":
     Attic, Daedalian, able, accomplished, adept, adroit, apt, artistic,
     authoritative, beaming, beautiful, bedazzling, biting, blinding,
     blooming, brainy, bravura, bright, bright and shining, bright-hued,
     brim, brink, burning, celebrated, charismatic, clean, clever,
     colorful, colory, competent, coordinated, coruscating, crack,
     crackerjack, creative, cunning, cute, daedal, dazzling,
     deep-colored, deft, devastating, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic,
     discerning, distinguished, divine, droll, edge, effulgent, eminent,
     enlightened, erudite, excellent, exceptional, exotic, expert,
     facetious, famous, fancy, flamboyant, flaming, fringe, fulgent,
     fulgid, funny, garish, gay, gay-colored, gifted, glamorous,
     glaring, glary, glittering, glorious, glowing, good, goodish,
     gorgeous, graceful, handy, heavenly, hem, high-colored, humorous,
     humorsome, illustrious, imaginative, incandescent, ingenious,
     intelligent, intense, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky,
     joshing, keen, keen-witted, killing, knowing, knowledgeable,
     lambent, learned, lucent, luminous, lustrous, magic, magisterial,
     magnificent, margin, masterful, masterly, mordant, neat, nimble,
     nimble-witted, no dumbbell, no mean, not born yesterday, noted,
     numinous, outstanding, perimeter, periphery, pointed, politic,
     professional, proficient, prominent, pungent, quick,
     quick-thinking, quick-witted, quite some, radiant, rapier-like,
     raving, ravishing, ready, refulgent, remarkable, renowned,
     resourceful, resplendent, rich, rich-colored, sage, salt, salty,
     scintillating, sharp, sharp-witted, shining, skillful, skirt,
     slick, smart, some, sparkling, splendent, splendid, splendorous,
     splendrous, sprightly, statesmanlike, steel-trap, striking,
     stunning, stylish, sublime, superb, tactful, talented,
     the compleat, the complete, twinkling, verge, virtuoso, vivid,
     well-done, whimsical, wise, witty, workmanlike

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     One of five pedagogical languages based on Markov
     algorithms, used in ["Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine
     Independent Language for the Study of Semantics", B. Higman,
     ULICS Intl Report No ICSI 170, U London (1968)].
     See also Diamond, Nonpareil, Pearl, Ruby.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  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:            09424
     Located within:       Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
     Location:             34.022764 N, 87.767372 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     35548
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Brilliant, AL

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