What does illuminate mean?

Definitions for illuminate
ɪˈlu məˌneɪtil·lu·mi·nate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word illuminate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate(verb)

    make lighter or brighter

    "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

  2. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate(verb)

    make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

    "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

  3. illuminate(verb)

    add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

Wiktionary

  1. illuminate(Noun)

    Someone thought to have an unusual degree of enlightenment.

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  2. illuminate(Verb)

    to shine light on something

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  3. illuminate(Verb)

    to decorate something with lights

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  4. illuminate(Verb)

    to clarify or make something understandable

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  5. illuminate(Verb)

    to decorate the page of a manuscript book with ornamental designs

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  6. illuminate(Verb)

    To make spectacular

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  7. illuminate(Verb)

    to glow

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  8. illuminate(Verb)

    to be exposed to light

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illuminate(verb)

    to make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  2. Illuminate(verb)

    to light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  3. Illuminate(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  4. Illuminate(verb)

    to make plain or clear; to dispel the obscurity to by knowledge or reason; to explain; to elucidate; as, to illuminate a text, a problem, or a duty

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  5. Illuminate(verb)

    to light up in token or rejoicing

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  6. Illuminate(adj)

    enlightened

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  7. Illuminate(noun)

    one who enlightened; esp., a pretender to extraordinary light and knowledge

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

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  1. Illuminate

    Illuminate is a successful German Gothic music band from Karlsruhe formed in 1993 by Johannes Berthold.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Illuminate

    il-lū′min-āt, v.t. to light up: to enlighten: to illustrate: to adorn with ornamental lettering or illustrations.—adj. enlightened.—adj. Illū′minable, that may be illuminated.—adj. and n. Illū′minant.—n.pl. Illuminā′tī, the enlightened, a name given to various sects, and especially to a society of German Freethinkers at the end of the 18th century.—n. Illuminā′tion, act of giving light: that which gives light: splendour: brightness: a display of lights: adorning of books with coloured lettering or illustrations: (B.) enlightening influence, inspiration.—adj. Illū′minative, tending to give light: illustrative or explanatory.—n. Illū′minator, one who illuminates, esp. one who is employed in adorning books with coloured letters and illustrations.—vs.t. Illū′mine, Illū′me, to make luminous or bright: to enlighten: to adorn.—ns. Illū′miner, an illuminator; Illū′minism.—adj. Illum′inous, bright. [L. illumināre, -ātumin, in, upon, lumināre, to cast light—lumen (=lucimen)—lucēre, to shine, light.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illuminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illuminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of illuminate in a Sentence

  1. James Arthur Baldwin:

    The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.

  2. Unknown:

    The difficulties we experience Always illuminate the lessons we need most.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    Ephemeral emotions can be saved in the backyard of our memory. Beauty and poetry are stored in the mind and illuminate our thoughts. ( "Living life as a poem" )

  4. Renae A. Sauter:

    No one knows while experiencing their darkest hour that some day they may use that very experience to illuminate the ways for others. Nothing is ever wasted

  5. James Garvin:

    You would have to engineer this problem carefully, how would you illuminate the moon as a billboard without landing there?

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