What does illustrious mean?

Definitions for illustriousɪˈlʌs tri əs

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned(adj)

    widely known and esteemed

    "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"

  2. illustrious(adj)

    having or conferring glory

    "an illustrious achievement"


  1. illustrious(Adjective)


  2. Origin: From illustris

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illustrious(adj)

    possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid

  2. Illustrious(adj)

    characterized by greatness, nobleness, etc.; eminent; conspicuous; distinguished

  3. Illustrious(adj)

    conferring luster or honor; renowned; as, illustrious deeds or titles


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illustrious in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illustrious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Overbury:

    The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground.

  2. Sir Thos Overbury:

    The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors is like a potato?the only good belonging to him is underground.

  3. Edward Young:

    Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the

  4. Joseph Addison:

    It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.

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