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lucid Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    luculent; crystal clear; limpid; perspicuous; pellucid.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument
  2. adjective satellite having a clear mind
    • a lucid moment in his madness
  3. adjective satellite capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
    coherent; logical.
    • a lucid thinker
    • she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident
  4. adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    crystal clear; limpid; pellucid; crystalline; transparent.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
WordNet

Lu"cid adjective
Etymology
L. lucidus, fr. lux, lucis, light. See Light, n.
Definitions
  1. Shining; bright; resplendent; as, the lucid orbs of heaven.
    Lucid, like a glowworm. Sir I. Newton.
    A court compact of lucid marbles. Tennyson.
  2. Clear; transparent. " Lucid streams." Milton.
  3. Presenting a clear view; easily understood; clear.
    A lucid and interesting abstract of the debate. Macaulay.
  4. Bright with the radiance of intellect; not darkened or confused by delirium or madness; marked by the regular operations of reason; as, a lucid interval. Syn. -- Luminous; bright; clear; transparent; sane; reasonable. See Luminous.

Webster 1913