floodlight floodlight  /f ˈləd ˌlaɪt/


  1. (n) light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
  2. (v) illuminate with floodlights



  1. Mortician Hoffman put up a canopy at the grave, at each corner a blue floodlight operated by storage batteries.
  2. In the wardroom, about the size of a Pullman drawing room, Rector stretched out on the table beneath a floodlight ordinarily used for loading.
  3. A bright floodlight was turned on Anacleto to keep him from sleeping.


  • PHOTOS: Workers prepare for Sacred Heart festival in Cornwall

    Above: Ted Bernard prepares to hang a floodlight outside Sacred Heart of Jesus Church at Route 419 and Cornwall Road in Cornwall on Tuesday evening in preparation for the church's festival next week.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Lebanon Daily News


  1. "This is a floodlight at the end of a very long tunnel," Racing New South Wales chief executive Peter V'Landys said.
    on Sep 23, 2007 By: Peter McGauran Source: AFP

  2. "The only problem we have with going East is the television," Ecclestone said. "We lose so much television in Europe because of the time change. So I've been urging people to floodlight the circuits in order to have the race at night."
    on May 22, 2007 By: Bernie Ecclestone Source: Daily News (subscription)

  3. "I was blinded by a floodlight," Frey told French radio to explain a blunder which might have cost him a place in France's Euro 2008 squad and will lead to calls for Olympique Marseille's gifted 22-year-old Steve Mandada to get a chance.
    on Nov 22, 2007 By: Sebastien Frey Source: Guardian Unlimited

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