floodlit floodlit

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Finally, after an hour and a half, the 247 passengers were shepherded in small groups onto the floodlit tarmac and into mobile lounges.
  2. When an insect flew across the floodlit area, the operators opened the camera's shutter and turned on their electronic beeper to simulate a cruising bat.
  3. Gathered around the floodlit enclosure at midnight, they sing that he will make peace: ya'ase shalom.

News

  1. Flipper Flipkens Knocks Out Kvitova to Reach Semis

    Bespectacled Belgian outsider Kirsten Flipkins threw her name into the hat of Wimbledon's giant-slayers as she beat 2011 champion Petra Kvitova 4-6 6-3 6-4 on a floodlit Centre Court to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals on Tuesday.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Tennis-Flipper Flipkens knocks out Kvitova to reach semis

    LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Bespectacled Belgian outsider Kirsten Flipkins threw her name into the hat of Wimbledon's giant-slayers as she beat 2011 champion Petra Kvitova 4-6 6-3 6-4 on a floodlit Centre Court to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals on Tuesday. Kvitova had been the last grand slam champion left in the women's draw but she joined the likes of Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Victoria ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Keith Bradshaw, the Australian secretary and chief executive of MCC, said: "MCC is delighted to be hosting its first floodlit match at Lord's. We are pleased that Westminster Council has approved the use of temporary floodlights for the September 10...
    on Jul 27, 2007 By: Keith Bradshaw Source: Fox Sports

  2. "They leave the lights on, and then there are the floodlit billboards advertising rum and things like that," Mbeki said, adding that if people didn't switch off their geysers soon, "we are going to have load shedding."
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Thabo Mbeki Source: Independent Online

  3. It was, Ferguson said, "the foundation we built at this club. We held trials every week up at Albert Park in Salford on the floodlit Astroturf." "We had meetings with the scouts to focus on exactly what their job was. I remember saying to...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Belfast Telegraph

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