This lamp is lit.
- The definition of lit is a slang term for drunk or intoxicated.
An example of lit is to tell a story about a friend who had too many drinks the night before and say “He was lit.”
- Lit is defined as a common abbreviation for literature.
An example of lit is taking a college course called English Lit.
- Lit means to have brightened something with light or flames.
- An example of lit is to have started a fire.
- An example of lit is to have turned on a lamp.
- a. literalb. literally
- Abbreviation of literature.
(comparative litter or more lit, superlative littest or most lit)
- (obsolete) Little.
- (obsolete) Little.
From Middle English lit, lut, from Old English lȳt (“little, few”), from Proto-Germanic *lūtilaz (“little, small”), from Proto-Indo-European *leud- (“to cower, hunch over”). Cognate with Old Saxon lut (“little”), Middle High German lützen (“to make small or low, decrease”). More at little.
(comparative more lit, superlative most lit)
From Middle English lihte, from Old English līhtte, first and third person singular preterit of līhtan (“to light”). More at light.
From Middle English lit, from Old Norse litr (“colour, dye, complexion, face, countenance”), from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz, *wlitaz (“sight, face”), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (“to see”). Cognate with Icelandic litur (“colour”), Old English wlite (“brightness, appearance, form, aspect, look, countenance, beauty, splendor, adornment”), Old English wlītan (“to gaze, look, observe”).
(third-person singular simple present lits, present participle litting, simple past and past participle litted)
From Middle English litten, liten, from Old Norse lita (“to colour”), from litr (“colour”). See above.
- Abbreviated form of literature.
Short for literature.
- Her smile lit up his day.
- She lit it and set it on the back porch.
- Those eyes lit up the whole of her thin, sickly face and made it beautiful.
- Half the street was in shadow, the other half brightly lit by the sun.
- "Jonny?" she called, entering the well-lit room.