Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten.
To light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect.
To adorn, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages.
To make plain or clear; to dispel the obscurity to by knowledge or reason; to explain; to elucidate;
illuminatea text, a problem, or a duty
To light up in token or rejoicing.
illuminatus, p. p.]
One who is enlightened; esp., a pretender to extraordinary light and knowledge.
Adorned with pictorial or graphical designs, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages;
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To adorn with festal lamps or bonfires.
2.To enlighten intellectually with knowledge or grace. Heb.10.
3.To adorn with pictures, portraits and other paintings; as, to illuminate manuscripts or books, according to ancient practice.
4.To illustrate; to throw light on, as on obscure subjects.