(?), 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.
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Quench the light; thine eyes are guides illustrious.
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2. Characterized by greatness, nobleness, etc.; eminent; conspicuous; distinguished.
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Illustrious earls, renowened everywhere.
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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.
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