Search Result for "illuminating":
1. tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance;
- Example: "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"
- Example: "an illuminating lecture"
[syn: enlightening, informative, illuminating]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Illuminate \Il*lu"mi*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Illuminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Illuminating.] [L. illuminatus, p. p. of illuminare; pref. il- in + luminare to enlighten, fr. lumen light. See Luminous, and cf. Illume, Illumine, Enlimn, Limn.] 1. To make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten. [1913 Webster] 2. To light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Illuminating \Il*lu"mi*na`ting\, a. Giving or producing light; used for illumination. [1913 Webster] Illuminating gas. See Gas, n., 2 (a) . [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
illuminating adj 1: tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture" [syn: enlightening, informative, illuminating] [ant: unenlightening, unilluminating]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "illuminating": allegorizing, annotative, autodidactic, brightening, clarifying, coeducational, critical, cultural, demonstrative, demythologizing, didactic, disciplinary, edifying, editorial, educating, educational, educative, elucidative, enlightening, euhemeristic, exegetic, exemplificative, exhortatory, explaining, explanatory, explicative, explicatory, expositive, expository, glossarial, homiletic, hortatory, illuminant, illuminative, illumining, illustrative, informative, initiatory, instructive, introductory, lecturing, lightening, lighting, preaching, preceptive, propaedeutic, rationalistic, rationalizing, scholiastic, self-teaching, teaching, tuitionary