KJV Dictionary Definition: illuminant


ILLU'MINANT, n. That which illuminates or affords light.


ILLU'MINATE, v.t. See Illume. To enlighten; to throw light on; to supply with light. This word is used in poetry or prose.

1. To adorn with festal lamps or bonfires.

2. To enlighten intellectually with knowledge or grace. Heb.10.

3. To adorn with pictures, portraits and other paintings; as, to illuminate manuscripts or books, according to ancient practice.

4. To illustrate; to throw light on, as on obscure subjects.

ILLU'MINATE, a. Enlightened.

ILLU'MINATE, n. One of a sect of heretics pretending to possess extraordinary light and knowledge.


ILLU'MINATED, pp. Enlightened; rendered light or luminous; illustrated; adorned with pictures, as books.


ILLU'MINATING, ppr. Enlightening; rendering luminous or bright; illustrating; adorning with pictures.

ILLU'MINATING, n. The act, practice or art of adorning manuscripts and books by paintings.


ILLUMINA'TION, n. The act of illuminating or rendering luminous; the act of supplying with light.

1. The act of rendering a house or a town light, by placing lights at the windows, or in elevated situations, as a manifestation of joy; or the state of being thus rendered light.

2. That which gives light.

The sun--is an illumination created.

3. Brightness; splendor.

4. Infusion of intellectual light; an enlightening of the understanding by knowledge, or the mind by spiritual light.

5. The act, art or practice of adorning manuscripts and books with pictures.

6. Inspiration; the special communication of knowledge to the mind by the Supreme Being.

Hymns and psalms--are framed by meditation beforehand, or by prophetical illumination are inspired.


ILLU'MINATIVE, a. Having the power of giving light.


ILLU'MINATOR, n. He or that which illuminates or gives light.

1. One whose occupation is to decorate manuscripts and books with pictures, portraits and drawings of any kind. This practice began among the Romans, and was continued during the middle ages. The manuscripts containing portraits, pictures and emblematic figures, form a valuable part of the riches preserved in the principal libraries in Europe.

From this word, by contraction, is formed limner.


ILLU'MINE, v.t. L. illumino; in and lumino, to enlighten, from lumen, light. See Luminous.

1. To illuminate; to enlighten; to throw or spread light on; to make light or bright.

These words are used chiefly in poetry.

2. To enlighten, as the mind; to cause to understand.

3. To brighten; to adorn.

The mountain's brow,

Illum'd with fluid gold--


ILLU'MINISM, n. The principles of the Illuminati.


ILLU'MINIZE, v.t. To initiate into the doctrines or principles of the Illuminati.