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  1. containing pictures, drawings, and other illustrations: an illustrated book.
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  1. British. a magazine or newspaper regularly containing many photographs or drawings.
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Origin of illustrated

First recorded in 1825–35; illustrate + -ed2
Related formsun·il·lus·trat·ed, adjectivewell-il·lus·trat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for well-illustrated

Historical Examples of well-illustrated

  • It is a well-illustrated handbook for amateurs, collectors and general readers.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 1


  • This Chinese viewpoint, with its ignorance of basic considerations, is well-illustrated by the Second Memorandum, which follows.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale

  • Attractive and well-illustrated accounts, historical and architectural, by competent hands, of seven English Minsters.

    Birds of the wave and woodland

    Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson

  • This is an eminently practical and well-illustrated volume on the management of external lead work.

  • Any well-illustrated edition of "Pilgrim's Progress" will give an excellent idea of these costumes.

British Dictionary definitions for well-illustrated


adjective (well illustrated when postpositive)
  1. having good illustrationsa well-illustrated book
  2. clarified or explained with good examplesa well-illustrated review of current literature
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