Definitions for illustrator

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

il•lus•trateˈɪl əˌstreɪt, ɪˈlʌs treɪt(v.)-trat•ed, -trat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to furnish with.

  2. to make intelligible with examples.

  3. (v.i.)to clarify one's words with examples.

Origin of illustrate:

1520–30; < L illustrātus, ptp. of illustrāre to illuminate, make clear, give glory to; see il-1, luster1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. illustrator(noun)

    an artist who makes illustrations (for books or magazines or advertisements etc.)


  1. illustrator(Noun)

    a person who draws pictures (especially illustrations in books or magazines)

    Terry is one of the best illustrators of children's books in the country.

  2. Origin: illustrate + -or

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illustrator(noun)

    one who illustrates


  1. Illustrator

    An illustrator is a narrative artist who specializes in enhancing writing by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. The illustration may be intended to clarify complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually, which is the reason illustrations are often found in children's books. Illustrations have been used in advertisements, greeting cards, posters, books, magazines, and newspapers. A cartoon illustration can add humor to humorous essays.

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a person who draws pictures etc for books etc.

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