Simple Definition of lucid
: very clear and easy to understand
: able to think clearly
Examples of lucid
His lucid history of this grim subject is scrupulously accurate, so far as I am able to judge … —Richard A. Posner, New Republic, 8 Apr 2002
“You would like me to read to you?” “You would oblige me greatly by doing so, Dorothea,” said Mr. Casaubon, with a shade more meekness than usual in his polite manner. “I am wakeful: my mind is remarkably lucid.” —George Eliot, Middlemarch, 1872
The atmosphere, seen through a short space of half or three-quarters of a mile, was perfectly lucid, but at a greater distance all colours were blended into a most beautiful haze … —Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle, 1839
The stroke also set off a major crisis of presidential succession, as the debilitated and not entirely lucid president continued to cling to office and plan feebly for re-election. —Beverly Gage New York Times Book Review, 13 Dec 2009
He is able to recognize his wife in his lucid moments.
<those lucid bands that spread across the arctic sky and are known as the northern lights>
Origin of lucid
Latin lucidus, from lucēre (see lucent)
First Known Use: 1591
Synonym Discussion of lucid
clear, perspicuous, lucid mean quickly and easily understood. clear implies freedom from obscurity, ambiguity, or undue complexity <clear instructions>. perspicuous applies to a style that is simple and elegant as well as clear <a perspicuous style>. lucid suggests a clear logical coherence and evident order of arrangement <a lucid explanation>.
Rhymes with lucid
Medical Definition of lucid
: having, showing, or characterized by an ability to think clearly and rationally
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