verb[no object] (emanate from)
- 1(Of a feeling, quality, or sensation) issue or spread out from (a source): warmth emanated from the fireplace she felt an undeniable charm emanating from himMore example sentences
- You use very distinct and textured musical scores that seem to emanate from the actual source.
- The advantage of this approach is that the entire wave field emanating from a seismic source can be considered.
- A portrait bust of George Gershwin is shown on a pedestal, and dance music emanates from an unseen source.
- 1.1Originate from; be produced by: the proposals emanated from a committeeMore example sentences
- The concept of world-woman or world spirit emanates from a humble origin - the roots of African American culture that value community and interpersonal relations as measures of success.
- What if I said they all happened to have originally emanated from the Land Down Under?
- We are aware that the earth and the moon emanated from their original star, the sun.
- 1.2 [with object] Give out or emit (a feeling, quality, or sensation): he emanated a powerful brooding airMore example sentences
- Gord Downie is one of the few songwriters whose lyrics still emanate the qualities of poetry and Downie's literary allusions are many.
- After a while, she stood up and walked toward the woman, her face emanating an intense feeling of sorrow yet of anger as well.
- From these and Harms's other works, there emanates a feeling of exuberance, self-deprecating humor and cheerful absurdity.
mid 18th century: from Latin emanat- 'flowed out', from the verb emanare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + manare 'to flow'.