containing pictures, drawings, and other illustrations: an illustrated book.


British. a magazine or newspaper regularly containing many photographs or drawings.

Origin of illustrated

First recorded in 1825–35; illustrate + -ed2
Related formsun·il·lus·trat·ed, adjectivewell-il·lus·trat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective (well illustrated when postpositive)

having good illustrationsa well-illustrated book
clarified or explained with good examplesa well-illustrated review of current literature
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