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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a lit/lighted/burning cigarette
▪ Someone dropped a lit cigarette and started the fire.
chick lit
▪ A small smile lit her lips.
▪ More solemn shadows flared as he lit his pipe, the sound of the drawing air strained and high.
▪ She put on her robe, lit the candle and went on tip-toe down the back stairs and into the kitchen.
▪ The curtain goes up on a bare, brightly lit stage.
▪ The Moulin Rougestaff steer them all to their tables in the auditorium, which is lit with small pink lamps.
▪ Then they wrapped me in a dark cloud, which the crystal lit from inside.
▪ Tom put the blacks up in the front room, crashed around in the darkness and lit the gas and oil lamps.
▪ When the fire was lit, the sorcerer threw a powder on the flames and said a magic charm.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Lit \Lit\ (l[i^]t), a form of the imp. & p. p. of Light.


Light \Light\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lighted (l[imac]t"[e^]d) or Lit (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. Lighting.] [AS. l[=y]htan, l[=i]htan, to shine. [root]122. See Light, n.]

  1. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; -- sometimes with up.

    If a thousand candles be all lighted from one.

    And the largest lamp is lit.

    Absence might cure it, or a second mistress Light up another flame, and put out this.

  2. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up.

    Ah, hopeless, lasting flames! like those that burn To light the dead.

    One hundred years ago, to have lit this theater as brilliantly as it is now lighted would have cost, I suppose, fifty pounds.
    --F. Harrison.

    The sun has set, and Vesper, to supply His absent beams, has lighted up the sky.

  3. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.

    His bishops lead him forth, and light him on.

    To light a fire, to kindle the material of a fire.


Light \Light\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lighted (l[imac]t"[e^]d) or Lit (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. Lighting.] [AS. l[=i]htan to alight orig., to relieve (a horse) of the rider's burden, to make less heavy, fr. l[=i]ht light. See Light not heavy, and cf. Alight, Lighten to make light.]

  1. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in.

    When she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
    --Gen. xxiv. 64.

    Slowly rode across a withered heath, And lighted at a ruined inn.

  2. To feel light; to be made happy. [Obs.]

    It made all their hearts to light.

  3. To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.

    [The bee] lights on that, and this, and tasteth all.
    --Sir. J. Davies.

    On the tree tops a crested peacock lit.

  4. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon.

    On me, me only, as the source and spring Of all corruption, all the blame lights due.

  5. To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into.

    The several degrees of vision, which the assistance of glasses (casually at first lit on) has taught us to conceive.

    They shall light into atheistical company.

    And here we lit on Aunt Elizabeth, And Lilia with the rest.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"color, hue, dye," early 12c., from Old Norse litr "color," from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz (cognates: Old English wlite "brightness, beauty," Old Frisian wlite "exterior, form," Gothic *wlits "face, form").


past participle adjective from light (v.2). Slang meaning "drunk" is recorded from 1914.


colloquial shortening of literature, attested by 1850.


Etymology 1

  1. (context obsolete English) little. n. (context obsolete English) little. Etymology 2

    a. 1 illuminated 2 (context slang English) intoxicated or under the influence of drugs; stoned 3 (context slang English) Sexually aroused (usually a female), especially visibly sexually aroused (e.g., labial swelling is present) v

  2. 1 (en-past of: light) 2 (context US dialectal English) To run, or light Etymology 3

    n. (context UK dialectal English) colour; blee; dye; stain. Etymology 4

    vb. (context transitive English) To colour; dye. Etymology 5

    n. Abbreviated form of literature.

  1. adv. with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light" [syn: lightly]

  2. [also: lit]

  1. adj. provided with artificial light; "illuminated advertising"; "looked up at the lighted windows"; "a brightly lit room"; "a well-lighted stairwell" [syn: illuminated, lighted, well-lighted]

  2. set afire or burning; "the lighted candles"; "a lighted cigarette"; "a lit firecracker" [syn: lighted] [ant: unlighted]

  3. [also: litai (pl)]

  1. n. the humanistic study of a body of literature; "he took a course in Russian lit" [syn: literature]

  2. [also: litai (pl)]

  1. See light

  2. [also: litai (pl)]

  1. adj. of comparatively little physical weight or density; "a light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C" [ant: heavy]

  2. (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder" [syn: light-colored] [ant: dark]

  3. of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons" [ant: heavy]

  4. not great in degree or quantity or number; "a light sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the chimney" [ant: heavy]

  5. psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart" [ant: heavy]

  6. characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light" [ant: dark]

  7. used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress; "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable" [syn: unaccented, weak]

  8. easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet"

  9. (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light sandy soil" [syn: friable, sandy]

  10. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell" [syn: clean, clear, unclouded]

  11. moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step" [syn: lightsome, tripping]

  12. demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise"

  13. of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze" [ant: heavy]

  14. (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water" [ant: heavy]

  15. weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep" [syn: faint, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded]

  16. very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "flimsy voile"; "light summer dresses" [syn: flimsy]

  17. marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious meals"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper" [syn: abstemious, light(a)]

  18. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight" [syn: scant(p), short]

  19. having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter"

  20. intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"

  21. silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter" [syn: idle]

  22. having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened; "light pastries"

  23. designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck"

  24. having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet" [syn: lite, low-cal]

  25. (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night" [syn: wakeful]

  26. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior" [syn: easy, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton]

  27. [also: lit]

  1. n. (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window" [syn: visible light, visible radiation]

  2. any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights" [syn: light source]

  3. a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"

  4. the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun" [syn: luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness]

  5. an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"

  6. a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light" [syn: illumination]

  7. the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark" [syn: lightness]

  8. a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"

  9. mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"

  10. having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good" [syn: lighting] [ant: dark]

  11. public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"

  12. brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye" [syn: sparkle, spark]

  13. a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul [syn: Inner Light, Light Within, Christ Within]

  14. a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"

  15. a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?" [syn: lighter, igniter, ignitor]

  16. [also: lit]

  1. v. make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit" [syn: illume, illumine, light up, illuminate]

  2. begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up" [syn: light up, fire up]

  3. to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him" [syn: alight, perch]

  4. cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette" [syn: ignite] [ant: snuff out]

  5. fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims" [syn: fall]

  6. get off (a horse) [syn: unhorse, dismount, get off, get down]

  7. [also: lit]

Lit (band)

Lit is an American rock band, formed in 1988 in Fullerton, California. They are most known for their hit songs " Miserable" and " My Own Worst Enemy".


Lit or LIT may refer to:

  • Lit Brothers, a department store in Philadelphia, US
  • Lit Motors, an American cabin motorcycle developer
  • LIT (video game), by WayForward Technologies
  • LIT, IATA airport code of Clinton National Airport, Arkansas, US
  • .LIT, a filename extension for Microsoft Reader e-books
  • Lambda Iota Tau, an honor society in literature
  • Linear ion trap, a type of quadrupole ion trap in mass spectrometry
LIT (video game)

LIT, known as in Japan, is a video game by WayForward Technologies for WiiWare. The game is directed by Adam Tierney and co-designed by Tierney and Matt Bozon. It was released in North America on February 9, 2009.

The game has been described as a " horror puzzler", and its style of gameplay has been compared to Sokoban, Chip's Challenge and the Adventures of Lolo series. It is built around the concept that "light is life and darkness is death".

Lit (album)

Lit is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Lit. It was released on June 22, 2004 and also marked the only album issued by their label Nitrus Records and DRT Entertainment. (During their three-year hiatus, they split with RCA Records.) The album was recorded at World Class Audio in Anaheim and The Pool House in Fullerton, California. It peaked at #113 on the US Billboard 200 and #6 on the Top Independent Albums chart.

Lit is the band's last album with drummer Allen Shellenberger who died of brain cancer on August 13, 2009.

Usage examples of "lit".

The musty auditorium was a dimly lit torture chamber, filled with the droning dull voice punctuated by the sharp screams of the electrified, the sea of nodding heads abob here and there with painfully leaping figures.

Mellis false-flags Banish with his bullshit mine story if there was a claymore mine on this mountain, it would be command-detonated and Abies would have lit it off with the rest of his fireworks then leads him up to the gun site and fucking drops him cold.

I ran, carrying the cat litter box like a pizza tray, disrupting the class, causing Winnie to become highly agitato, unable to explain because I had a cigar in my mouth and was carrying a pizza tray and running for my life from men who were carrying wildly beeping receivers which made them Israeli spies and men who were wildly firing weapons which made them Arab terrorists and the whole macho parade failing to arouse or interest the girls in the slightest, which, of course, made them lesbians.

Opening the door for the litter bearers, the wizard motioned for Alec to preceed him.

It had occurred to me that Alsa might have left something in the cinema deliberately, but all this stuff was ordinary, the litter of a passing trade.

On his table were scattered a litter of amphipods and copepods with specimens of Valella, Ianthina, Physalia, and a hundred other creatures whose smell was by no means as attractive as their appearance.

He waved to the others to begin the awkward task of taking the litter down the staircase as Ancar stepped back to give them room.

The bright eyes flashed in impotent anger, and Ancar laughed, waving to the litter bearers to be on their way.

Lane, some five or six years after Will Locke and Dulcie were wed, with its strange litter of acids and aquafortis, graving tools and steel plates.

From time to time the way grew too steep for the litter bearers, however, and Malibu had to get off and walk, helped along by Batman and one of the Karen boys.

Litter First Lady and Keeper of the Home Hearth of Krevanel, critically regarded her reflection in the long mirror, whose ornate and begemmed frame rather overshadowed its smooth surface.

Then she happens to notice the flattened blintzes on my plate and she scowls hard enough to turn her tattoo into Hello Kitty Litter.

The bookseller led the way back to his desk, where he rummaged among the litter and finally found a scrap of paper on which he had written: Being myself animated by feelings of affection toward my fellowmen, I am saddened by the modern system of advertising.

I later sent a message to my friend back on Earth, informing him that we had seen Bozo and his mate, together with a litter of eight of the fattest, most adorable othode pups imaginable.

Bozo has gone back to the wild, with most of her litter, and Bozo, together with one of his male pups, feeling the need for human companionship again, now that the urge for domesticity had waned, took to haunting the gates of Shondakor, and finally deigned to join us in the palace as a pet of the entire court.