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Definition of LIT

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Light \Light\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t"[e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[=y]htan, l[imac]htan, to shine. [root]122. See {Light}, n.]
     1. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; -- sometimes with up. [1913 Webster]

              If a thousand candles be all lighted from one.
                                                    --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]

              And the largest lamp is lit.          --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

              Absence might cure it, or a second mistress Light up another flame, and put out this. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     2. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

              Ah, hopeless, lasting flames! like those that burn To light the dead.                    --Pope. [1913 Webster]

              One hundred years ago, to have lit this theater as brilliantly as it is now lighted would have cost, I suppose, fifty pounds.                --F. Harrison. [1913 Webster]

              The sun has set, and Vesper, to supply His absent beams, has lighted up the sky. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     3. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light. [1913 Webster]

              His bishops lead him forth, and light him on.
                                                    --Landor. [1913 Webster]

     {To light a fire}, to kindle the material of a fire. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Light \Light\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t"[e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[imac]htan to alight orig., to relieve (a horse) of the rider's burden, to make less heavy, fr. l[imac]ht light. See {Light} not heavy, and cf. {Alight}, {Lighten} to make light.]
     1. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in. [1913 Webster]

              When she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
                                                    --Gen. xxiv.
                                                    64. [1913 Webster]

              Slowly rode across a withered heath,
              And lighted at a ruined inn.          --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     2. To feel light; to be made happy. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

              It made all their hearts to light.    --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     3. To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect. [1913 Webster]

              [The bee] lights on that, and this, and tasteth all.
                                                    --Sir. J. Davies. [1913 Webster]

              On the tree tops a crested peacock lit. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     4. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster]

              On me, me only, as the source and spring Of all corruption, all the blame lights due.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     5. To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into. [1913 Webster]

              The several degrees of vision, which the assistance of glasses (casually at first lit on) has taught us to conceive.                          --Locke. [1913 Webster]

              They shall light into atheistical company. --South. [1913 Webster]

              And here we lit on Aunt Elizabeth,
              And Lilia with the rest.              --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Lit \Lit\ (l[i^]t),
     1. a form of the imp. & p. p. of {Light}.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. Under the influence of alcohol; intoxicated; inebriated; drunk; -- often used with up. [slang] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "lit":
     ablaze, afflicted, aglow, alight, bathed with light, bent, bespangled, boiled, bombed, boozy, brightened, candlelit, canned, cockeyed, cockeyed drunk, crocked, crocko, disguised, drunk, elevated, enlightened, firelit, fried, fuddled, gaslit, half-seas over, high, illuminated, in a blaze, inebriated, irradiate, irradiated, lamplit, lanternlit, lighted, lightened, lit up, loaded, lubricated, luminous, lushy, moonlit, muddled, muzzy, oiled, organized, pickled, pie-eyed, pissed, pissy-eyed, pixilated, plastered, polluted, potted, raddled, shellacked, skunk-drunk, smashed, soaked, soused, spangled, squiffy, star-spangled, star-studded, starlit, stewed, stinko, studded, sunlit, swacked, tanked, tight, tinseled


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