radiance, lamp, knowledge, celebrity, big name, leading light, personage, guiding light, light, intellectual, name, teacher, prophet, notability, personality, hero, lion, notable.
Looking over the damp sod in the direction of the sun, a glistening ripple of gossamer webs was visible to their eyes under the luminary,
like the track of moonlight on the sea.
No legal luminary
in the memory of man had risen so quickly and fallen so suddenly.
If you were a real luminary,
not just a blank white surface, all the mud that Mr. Maxfield Ware could splash wouldn't matter.