Definitions of enlightenment

  1. a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. AufklArung. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Act of enlightening: state of being enlightened. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Moral and intellectual advancement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. State of being enlightened or instructed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for enlightenment

  1. I could only hope for enlightenment at dinner. – The Coming of the Ice by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
  2. However, continued I, while you two are together there are some points upon which I want enlightenment – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk