To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.
To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples.
To make clear, bright, or luminous.
To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify.
To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance.
Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
illustration \il`lus*tra"tion\ (?), n. [l. illustratio: cf. f. illustration.]
1. the act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
2. that which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
3. a picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.