Creative Prompt #107: Illuminate

Illuminated Manuscript

Have fun and link to your responses! Ask a friend to join, too! You can do the prompts together.

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

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From Wikipedia:



The illuminate correlation database uses data-generated schema to build data warehouses with automated database design.

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an ability in Bulbapedia


–verb (used with object)

1. to supply or brighten with light; light up.

2. to make lucid or clear; throw light on (a subject).

3. to decorate with lights, as in celebration.

4. to enlighten, as with knowledge.

5. to make resplendent or illustrious: A smile illuminated her face.

6. to decorate (a manuscript, book, etc.) with colors and gold or silver, as was often done in the Middle Ages.

–verb (used without object)

7. to display lights, as in celebration.

8. to become illuminated.


9. Archaic . illuminated.

10. Obsolete . enlightened.


11. Archaic . a person who is or affects to be specially enlightened.

1400–50;  late ME < L ill?min?tus  (ptp. of ill?min?re  to light up, brighten). See illumine, -ate1

—Related forms

il·lu·mi·nat·ing·ly, adverb
pre·il·lu·mi·nate, verb (used with object)
re·il·lu·mi·nate, verb, -nat·ed, -nat·ing.
sem·i-il·lu·mi·nat·ed, adjective
un·il·lu·mi·nat·ed, adjective

2.  clarify, explain, elucidate.