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. (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. AufklArung. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Act of enlightening: state of being enlightened. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Moral and intellectual advancement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Act of enlightening; state of being enlightened; scientific illumination; the scientific illuminationists. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. State of being enlightened or instructed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.