lighted vs lit : Common Errors in English

About lighted vs lit

Don’t fret over the difference between these two words; they’reinterchangeable.

lighted Meaning(s)

  • (a) set afire or burning
  • (s) provided with artificial light

lit Meaning(s)

  • (n) (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
  • (n) any device serving as a source of illumination
  • (n) a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
  • (n) the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
  • (n) an illuminated area
  • (n) a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
  • (n) the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
  • (n) a person regarded very fondly
  • (n) having abundant light or illumination
  • (n) mental understanding as an enlightening experience
  • (n) merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
  • (n) public awareness
  • (n) a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
  • (n) a visual warning signal
  • (n) a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
  • (v) make lighter or brighter
  • (v) begin to smoke
  • (v) to come to rest, settle
  • (v) cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
  • (v) fall to somebody by assignment or lot
  • (v) alight from (a horse)
  • (a) of comparatively little physical weight or density
  • (a) (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
  • (a) of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
  • (a) not great in degree or quantity or number
  • (a) psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles
  • (a) characterized by or emitting light
  • (s) (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
  • (s) easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
  • (s) (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
  • (s) (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
  • (s) moving easily and quickly; nimble
  • (s) demanding little effort; not burdensome
  • (a) of little intensity or power or force
  • (a) (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
  • (s) weak and likely to lose consciousness
  • (s) very thin and insubstantial
  • (s) marked by temperance in indulgence
  • (s) less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
  • (s) having little importance
  • (s) intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
  • (s) silly or trivial
  • (s) designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
  • (s) having relatively few calories
  • (s) (of sleep) easily disturbed
  • (s) casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
  • (r) with few burdens
  • (n) the humanistic study of a body of literature
  • (s) provided with artificial light
  • (a) set afire or burning

lighted in News

  1. Heck's mine-cleanup, search-and-rescue bills clear committee

    Two more Nevada public lands bills are one step closer to consideration by the full House of Representatives, after the Natural Resources Committee green-lighted Rep. Joe Heck’s bills to effect a cleanup of an abandoned mine in Henderson and streamline search-and-rescue efforts on public lands.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Las Vegas Sun

  2. Man of Steel Sequel Green-lighted

    Yahoo Movies has broken the exclusive news that the Man of Steel has been green-lighted for a sequel.  “ Warner Bros Pictures is fast-tracking the Superman reboot sequel with its successful twosome already in place: Zack Snyder  reprising as director and David S. Goyer repeating as screenwriter...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Mania

  3. Fan with lighted flare rushes court in Rafael Nadal's French Open final

    Shirtless, masked man with a lighted flare is subdued by security.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Washington Post

lit in News

  1. Santi Cazorla's Arsenal Influence in Stats and Graphics

    Santi Cazorla lit up the Premier League in his first season in an Arsenal shirt. Within a year of his arrival in English football, Cazorla found himself being voted as Arsenal's official Player of the Season by a considerable margin. Not since the initial arrival of Andrey Arshavin has a player quite so small had quite such a big impact. Arsenal fans will be hoping that, unlike Arshavin ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Love and Hate for Apple’s New Mobile Software

    After Apple demonstrated its new mobile software system, iOS 7, Twitter lit up with reactions from Apple fans, technology journalists and even some former Apple employees. Some absolutely loved the new design, while others despised it.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: New York Times

  3. Lit Fest features author panel discussion

    Authors and book lovers gather in Printers Row for the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest, Lit Fest.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: ABC 7 Chicago

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