Illuminate vs Lightbulb - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between illuminate and lightbulb
is that illuminate
is someone thought to have an unusual degree of enlightenment while lightbulb
As a verb illuminate
is to shine light on something.
As an adjective illuminate
is (obsolete) enlightened.
To shine light on something.
To decorate something with lights.
To clarify or make something understandable.
To decorate the page of a manuscript book with ornamental designs.
(figurative) To make spectacular.
, date=June 2
, author= Phil McNulty
, title=England 1-0 Belgium
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Hodgson's approach may not illuminate
proceedings in Poland and Ukraine but early evidence suggests they will be tough to break down.}}
To glow; to light up.
* 1994 , Sylvia Carlson, ?Verne Carlson, Professional Cameraman's Handbook (ISBN 024080080X), page 494:
* 2011'/'''2012 , "Spectrum", written by Florence Welch and Paul Epworth, performed by (Florence and the Machine), released on the album ''Ceremonials (2011):
- Red diode in button illuminates when camera runs at speed set in five-digit speed selector.
To be exposed to light.
(military) To direct a (radar) beam toward.
- Say my name / and every color illuminates. / We are shining /
Someone thought to have an unusual degree of enlightenment.
- (Bishop Hall)