illustrated [il-uh-strey-tid] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. containing pictures, drawings, and other illustrations: an illustrated book.


  1. British. a magazine or newspaper regularly containing many photographs or drawings.

Origin of illustrated First recorded in 1825–35; illustrate + -ed2 Related formsun·il·lus·trat·ed, adjectivewell-il·lus·trat·ed, adjective Examples from the Web for well-illustrated Historical Examples of well-illustrated

  • It is a well-illustrated handbook for amateurs, collectors and general readers.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 1


  • This Chinese viewpoint, with its ignorance of basic considerations, is well-illustrated by the Second Memorandum, which follows.

    The Fight For The Republic in China

    Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale

  • Attractive and well-illustrated accounts, historical and architectural, by competent hands, of seven English Minsters.

    Birds of the wave and woodland

    Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson

  • This is an eminently practical and well-illustrated volume on the management of external lead work.

    The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics

    Franklin Beech

  • Any well-illustrated edition of “Pilgrim’s Progress” will give an excellent idea of these costumes.

    Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People

    Constance D’Arcy Mackay

  • British Dictionary definitions for well-illustrated well-illustrated adjective (well illustrated when postpositive)

    1. having good illustrationsa well-illustrated book
    2. clarified or explained with good examplesa well-illustrated review of current literature

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