American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To clarify, as by use of examples or comparisons: The editor illustrated the definition with an example sentence.
- v. To clarify by serving as an example or comparison: The example sentence illustrated the meaning of the word.
- v. To provide (a publication) with explanatory or decorative features: illustrated the book with colorful drawings.
- v. Obsolete To illuminate.
- v. To present a clarification, example, or explanation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To illuminate; make clear, bright, or luminous.
- To give honor or distinction to; make distinguished or illustrious; glorify.
- To make plain and conspicuous to the mind; display vividly; also, to make clear or intelligible; elucidate.
- To elucidate or ornament by means of pictures, drawings, etc. To furnish with pictorial illustrations: as, to
- Famous; renowned; illustrious.
- v. obsolete To shed light upon; to illuminate.
- v. To clarify something by giving, or serving as, an example or a comparison.
- v. To provide a book or other publication with pictures, diagrams or other explanatory or decorative features.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make clear, bright, or luminous.
- v. To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.
- v. To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples.
- v. To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance.
- v. obsolete To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify.
- adj. obsolete Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious.
- v. depict with an illustration
- v. supply with illustrations
- v. clarify by giving an example of
- Latin illūstrāre, illūstrāt- : in-, in; + lūstrāre, to make bright. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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