Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
illustratus, p. p. of
illustrareto illustrate, fr.
To make clear, bright, or luminous.
Here, when the moon
illustratesall the sky.
To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.
To prove him, and
illustratehis high worth.
To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples.
To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance.
To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify.
Matter to me of glory, whom their hate
illustratus, p. p.]
Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious.
This most gallant,
illustrate, and learned gentleman.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To make clear, bright or luminous.
2.To brighten with honor; to make distinguished.
Matter to me of glory! whom their hate
3.To brighten; to make glorious, or to display the glory of; as, to illustrate the perfections of God.
4.To explain or elucidate; to make clear, intelligible or obvious, what is dark or obscure; as, to illustrate a passage of Scripture by comments, or of a profane author by a gloss.