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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Illustrious  \Il*lus"tri*ous\,  a.  [L.  illustris  prob.  for 
  illuxtris  fr  il-  in  +  the  root  of  lucidus  bright:  cf  F. 
  illustre  See  {Lucid}.] 
  1.  Possessing  luster  or  brightness;  brilliant;  luminous; 
  splendid. 
 
  Quench  the  light;  thine  eyes  are  guides  illustrious. 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  Characterized  by  greatness,  nobleness,  etc.;  eminent; 
  conspicuous;  distinguished. 
 
  Illustrious  earls,  renowened  everywhere.  --Drayton. 
 
  3.  Conferring  luster  or  honor;  renowned;  as  illustrious 
  deeds  or  titles. 
 
  Syn:  Distinguished;  famous;  remarkable;  brilliant; 
  conspicuous;  noted;  celebrated;  signal;  renowened; 
  eminent;  exalted;  noble;  glorious.  See  {Distinguished}, 
  {Famous}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  illustrious 
  adj  1:  widely  known  and  esteemed;  "a  famous  actor";  "a  celebrated 
  musician";  "a  famed  scientist";  "an  illustrious 
  judge";  "a  notable  historian";  "a  renowned  painter" 
  [syn:  {celebrated},  {famed},  {far-famed},  {famous},  {notable}, 
  {noted},  {renowned}] 
  2:  having  or  conferring  glory;  "an  illustrious  achievement" 
  3:  having  or  worthy  of  pride;  "redoubtable  scholar  of  the 
  Renaissance";  "born  of  a  redoubtable  family"  [syn:  {glorious}, 
  {redoubtable},  {respected}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ILLUSTRIOUS,  adj  Suitably  placed  for  the  shafts  of  malice,  envy  and 
  detraction. 
 
 




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