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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 il·lus·tri·ous /ɪˈlʌstriəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Il·lus·tri·ous a.
 1. Possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid.
    Quench the light; thine eyes are guides illustrious.   --Beau. & Fl.
 2. Characterized by greatness, nobleness, etc.; eminent; conspicuous; distinguished.
    Illustrious earls, renowened everywhere.   --Drayton.
 3. Conferring luster or honor; renowned; as, illustrious deeds or titles.
 Syn: -- Distinguished; famous; remarkable; brilliant; conspicuous; noted; celebrated; signal; renowened; eminent; exalted; noble; glorious. See Distinguished, Famous.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated
             musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious
             judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"
             [syn: celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, notable,
              noted, renowned]
      2: having or conferring glory; "an illustrious achievement"
      3: having or worthy of pride; "redoubtable scholar of the
         Renaissance"; "born of a redoubtable family" [syn: glorious,
          redoubtable, respected]