[verb ih-loo-muh-neyt; adjective, noun ih-loo-muh-nit, -neyt] /verb ɪˈlu məˌneɪt; adjective, noun ɪˈlu mə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), illuminated, illuminating.
to supply or brighten with light; light up.
to make lucid or clear; throw light on (a subject).
to decorate with lights, as in celebration.
to enlighten, as with knowledge.
to make resplendent or illustrious:
A smile illuminated her face.
to decorate (a manuscript, book, etc.) with colors and gold or silver, as was often done in the Middle Ages.
verb (used without object), illuminated, illuminating.
to display lights, as in celebration.
to become illuminated.
Archaic. a person who is or affects to be specially enlightened.
(transitive) to throw light in or into; light up: to illuminate a room
(transitive) to make easily understood; clarify
to adorn, decorate, or be decorated with lights
(transitive) to decorate (a letter, page, etc) by the application of colours, gold, or silver
(intransitive) to become lighted up
adjective (ɪˈluːmɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
(archaic) made clear or bright with light; illuminated
noun (ɪˈluːmɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
a person who has or claims to have special enlightenment
c.1500, “to light up, shine on,” a back-formation from illumination, or else from Latin illuminatus, past participle of illuminare (see illumination). Earlier was enlumyen (late 14c.) “decorate written material with gold, silver, bright colors,” from Old French enluminer, from Late Latin inluminare; also illumine (late 14c.). Related: Illuminated; illuminating.
[ih-loo-muh-ney-ting] /ɪˈlu məˌneɪ tɪŋ/ adjective 1. giving or casting light. 2. informative; enlightening. [verb ih-loo-muh-neyt; adjective, noun ih-loo-muh-nit, -neyt] /verb ɪˈlu məˌneɪt; adjective, noun ɪˈlu mə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/ verb (used with object), illuminated, illuminating. 1. to supply or brighten with light; light up. 2. to make lucid or clear; throw light on (a subject). 3. […]
[ih-loo-muh-nah-tee, -ney-tahy] /ɪˌlu məˈnɑ ti, -ˈneɪ taɪ/ plural noun, singular illuminato [ih-loo-muh-nah-toh, -ney-] /ɪˌlu məˈnɑ toʊ, -ˈneɪ-/ (Show IPA) 1. persons possessing, or claiming to possess, superior enlightenment. 2. (initial capital letter) a name given to different religious societies or sects because of their claim to superior enlightenment. /ɪˌluːmɪˈnɑːtiː/ plural noun (sing) -to (-təʊ) 1. […]
[ih-loo-muh-ney-shuh n] /ɪˌlu məˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of . 2. the fact or condition of being . 3. a decoration of lights, usually colored lights. 4. Sometimes, illuminations. an entertainment, display, or celebration using lights as a major feature or decoration. 5. intellectual or spiritual enlightenment. 6. Also called illuminance, intensity […]
[ih-loo-muh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv] /ɪˈlu məˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv/ adjective 1. giving light; .