• WordNet 3.6
    • v illume make lighter or brighter "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Illume To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright; to illuminate; to illumine. "The mountain's brow, Illumed with fluid gold."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • illume To illumine; illuminate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Illume . See Illumine.
    • vs.t Illume to make luminous or bright: to enlighten: to adorn
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  • Emily Dickinson
    “The abdication of belief makes the behavior small -- better an ignis fatuus than no illume at all.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. illuminer,. See Illuminate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. illumināre, -ātumin, in, upon, lumināre, to cast light—lumen (=lucimen)—lucēre, to shine, light.


In literature:

Out on the open road Jack ordered full speed, the great searchlights illuming the roadway as if it were day.
"The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone" by Richard Bonner
The evening sun illumes the rising spray, And forms a bow in beauty unsurpassed.
"The Song of the Exile--A Canadian Epic" by Wilfred S. Skeats
Hitherto the light had been thought of as a lamp, illuming a single place; now it was to be a sun, shedding its glory upon a world.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
His soul God with such virtue has illumed, I'd rather die than quit my noble lord!
"La Chanson de Roland" by Léon Gautier
Qui, Rege dempto, neminem agnovit superiorem; illum vero, O infortunium!
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
Is it put there only to illume our nights?
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
Se quaestorem Germanici, illum domus eius adulterum fuisse.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
There were some things that could illume his dark stretches and level Mary-Clare's vague reachings to a common level.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
Three candles that illume every darkness: truth, nature, knowledge.
"Ancient Irish Poetry" by Various
A hymn was sung to their memory and the torch of Liberty re-illumed at their tomb.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson

In poetry:

“’And wished for it, and faintly smiled
From under lashes black as doom,
With subtle sweetness, tender, mild,
That did illume
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Or Mary, with the Christ of Nazareth
Held close in her caress,
Whose pilgrimage of hope and love and faith
Illumed the wilderness;
"By The Fireside : Sand Of The Desert In An Hour-Glass" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'Tis in the silence, in the shade,
That light from heaven illumes our road;
And man, even mortal man, is made,
If not a god—almost a god.
"Morning Thoughts" by John Bowring
With soft, mild rays, the winter sun
Thy tortuous pathways doth illume,
The weeping-willow droops its head,
To crown the "City of the Dead."
"Magnolia" by Mary Weston Fordham
This glorious city ne'er requires
The sun or moon's material fires —
The triune God, and Christ the Lamb,
With ceaseless light illume the same.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
One stands unmoved, and sees her roll,
Nor will retire, nor yet attend her;
'T is she whose lamp illumes the pole
With modest but eternal splendor.
"For The Album of Miss E. L. B--" by John Pierpont

In news:

Mark Thirman of Illume on the User Interface.
Mark Thirman of Illume on the User Interface .
Ruth Roelsgard, Mary Miller, Kathy Zwemke, Sandy Smith, Carlene Illum, Norma Sturtz, Kaye Burke, Pat West, Jan Skala, Times-Republican.

In science:

Regardless of the initial conditions, the magnitude of Vonset after sufficiently long illum.
Photo-induced charge transfer across the interface between organic molecular crystals and polymers