lit lit  /ˈlɪt/


  1. (n) (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
  2. (n) any device serving as a source of illumination
  3. (n) a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
  4. (n) the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
  5. (n) an illuminated area
  6. (n) a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
  7. (n) the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
  8. (n) a person regarded very fondly
  9. (n) having abundant light or illumination
  10. (n) mental understanding as an enlightening experience
  11. (n) merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
  12. (n) public awareness
  13. (n) a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
  14. (n) a visual warning signal
  15. (n) a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
  16. (v) make lighter or brighter
  17. (v) begin to smoke
  18. (v) to come to rest, settle
  19. (v) cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
  20. (v) fall to somebody by assignment or lot
  21. (v) alight from (a horse)
  22. (adj) of comparatively little physical weight or density
  23. (adj) (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
  24. (adj) of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
  25. (adj) not great in degree or quantity or number
  26. (adj) psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles
  27. (adj) characterized by or emitting light
  28. (adj) (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
  29. (adj) easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
  30. (adj) (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
  31. (adj) (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
  32. (adj) moving easily and quickly; nimble
  33. (adj) demanding little effort; not burdensome
  34. (adj) of little intensity or power or force
  35. (adj) (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
  36. (adj) weak and likely to lose consciousness
  37. (adj) very thin and insubstantial
  38. (adj) marked by temperance in indulgence
  39. (adj) less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
  40. (adj) having little importance
  41. (adj) intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
  42. (adj) silly or trivial
  43. (adj) designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
  44. (adj) having relatively few calories
  45. (adj) (of sleep) easily disturbed
  46. (adj) casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
  47. (adv) with few burdens
  48. (n) the humanistic study of a body of literature
  49. (adj) provided with artificial light
  50. (adj) set afire or burning


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  1. Big publishers discover that entrepreneurial street-lit authors have written the book on reaching an untapped market.
  2. The only spices the cook uses he, it is important to note, works in a well-lit kitchen are salt, pepper, garlic, onions and herbs.


  1. Colorado fires

    Fast-moving wildfires lit up central Colorado, forcing thousands from their homes and scorching some 12,000 acres of brush and timber.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. 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

  3. Lit Be A Lady: Women Of The Word At Printers Row

    This coming weekend’s Printers Row Lit Fest has lit junkies high on story anticipation. One of the many celebrations of the written word will include some of Chicago’s most talented storytelling mavens. [ more › ]
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Chicagoist


  1. "Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered," Travolta said in a statement posted on his website "We are heartbroken that our time with him was so...
    on Jan 4, 2009 By: John Travolta Source: Reuters

  2. "I lit two Marlboros at the same time," Leyland said. "I couldn't sleep. But I feel better that it's over with than I did at 3 in the morning."
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Jim Leyland Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "I've tried to qualify for these Cup races, and it's kind of lit a little bit of fire in me to see if we can't get to the point where I am competitive," said Hornish, who will try again to make his Nextel Cup debut this weekend at Phoenix...
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Sam Hornish Jr Source: USA Today

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