Definition for illuminating (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), il·lu·mi·nat·ed, il·lu·mi·nat·ing.
verb (used without object), il·lu·mi·nat·ed, il·lu·mi·nat·ing.
Origin of illuminate
Examples from the Web for illuminating
The deep truths resonated within my heart and soul, illuminating questions I had pondered over the years.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The illuminating think tank was just another example of how PepsiCo continues to make sure its global reach counts.
On the easel sits a depiction of sun shining through trees, illuminating the grass below.
To see the adaptive benefits of depression, it helps to consider certain cruel but illuminating studies.
Reading Double Down and The Gamble side by side is both fascinating and illuminating.The Anti-‘Game Change’: ‘The Gamble’ Shows How Obama Really Won|Stuart Stevens|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There are two distinct states of carbonization in illuminating gas.Great Facts|Frederick C. Bakewell
These were most affectionate and also illuminating on national matters.Priestley in America|Edgar F. Smith
They are facts so illuminating that presently, in our discussion of sin, they will be referred to again.God The Invisible King|Herbert George Wells
It does not seem likely that luminous bacteria will ever come into vogue for illuminating purposes.The Nature of Animal Light|E. Newton Harvey
It is not easy for generous and sustained reflection to become a guiding and illuminating method in action.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
British Dictionary definitions for illuminating (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for illuminating (2 of 2)
adjective (ɪˈluːmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
noun (ɪˈluːmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
Word Origin for illuminate
Word Origin and History for illuminating
c.1500, "to light up, shine on," a back-formation from illumination, or else from Latin illuminatus, past participle of illuminare (see illumination). Earlier was enlumyen (late 14c.) "decorate written material with gold, silver, bright colors," from Old French enluminer, from Late Latin inluminare; also illumine (late 14c.). Related: Illuminated; illuminating.