(Il*lu`mi*na"tion) n. [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.]
1. The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
2. Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
3. Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See Illuminate, v. t., 3.
4. That which is illuminated, as a house; also, an ornamented book or manuscript.
5. That which illuminates or gives light; brightness; splendor; especially, intellectual light or knowledge.
The illumination which a bright genius giveth to his work.Felton.
6. (Theol.) The special communication of knowledge to the mind by God; inspiration.
Hymns and psalms . . . are framed by meditation beforehand, or by prophetical illumination are inspired.Hooker.
(Il*lu"mi*na*tism) n. Illuminism. [R.]
(Il*lu"mi*na*tive) a. [Cf. F. illuminatif.] Tending to illuminate or illustrate; throwing light; illustrative.
"Illuminative reading." Carlyle.
(Il*lu"mi*na`tor) n. [L., an enlightener, LL. also, an illuminator of books.]
1. One whose occupation is to adorn books, especially manuscripts, with miniatures, borders, etc. See
Illuminate, v. t., 3.
2. A condenser or reflector of light in optical apparatus; also, an illuminant.
(Il*lu"mine) v. t. [Cf. F. illuminer. See Illuminate.] To illuminate; to light up; to adorn.
(Il*lu`mi*nee") n. [F. illuminé. Cf. Illuminati.] One of the Illuminati.
(Il*lu"mi*ner) n. One who, or that which, illuminates.
(Il*lu"mi*nism) n. [Cf. F. illuminisme.] The principles of the Illuminati.
(Il*lu`mi*nis"tic) a. Of or pertaining to illuminism, or the Illuminati.
(Il*lu"mi*nize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Illuminized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Illuminizing ] To initiate the
doctrines or principles of the Illuminati.
(Il*lu"mi*nous) a. Bright; clear. [R.] H. Taylor.
(Il*lure") v. t. [Pref. il- in + lure.] To deceive; to entice; to lure. [Obs.]
The devil insnareth the souls of many men, by illuring them with the muck and dung of this world.Fuller.
(Ill`-used") a. Misapplied; treated badly.
(Il*lu"sion) n. [F. illusion, L. illusio, fr. illudere, illusum, to illude. See Illude.]