What does the word illuminate mean?

Usage examples for illuminate

  1. Make a heap, so that when it is lighted it will illuminate the approach from the creek. – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  2. That is one reason why the cabinet is employed, because that would shut off any form of light from the medium whilst the forms are building up; although on several occasions, from time to time, when the form has thus been built up fully, we have been able to use a red light strong enough to illuminate the whole of the room. – Occultism and Common-Sense by Beckles Willson
  3. Six silver- gilt arms, each supporting two candles, were attached to the tapestry at an equal distance, to illuminate the divan. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac