Definitions for: Illustrious


[adj] having or conferring glory; "an illustrious achievement"
[adj] widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"
[adj] having or worthy of pride; "redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance"; "born of a redoubtable family"



Webster (1913) Definition: Il*lus"tri*ous, a. [L. illustris, prob. for
illuxtris; fr. il- in + the root of lucidus bright: cf. F.
illustre. See Lucid.]
1. Possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous;
splendid.

Quench the light; thine eyes are guides illustrious.
--Beau. & Fl.

2. Characterized by greatness, nobleness, etc.; eminent;
conspicuous; distinguished.

Illustrious earls, renowened everywhere. --Drayton.

3. Conferring luster or honor; renowned; as, illustrious
deeds or titles.

Syn: Distinguished; famous; remarkable; brilliant;
conspicuous; noted; celebrated; signal; renowened;
eminent; exalted; noble; glorious. See Distinguished,
Famous.

Synonyms: celebrated, famed, famous, far-famed, glorious, known, notable, noted, proud, redoubtable, renowned, respected

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