lit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lit provided with artificial light "illuminated advertising","looked up at the lighted windows","a brightly lit room","a well-lighted stairwell"
    • adj lit set afire or burning "the lighted candles","a lighted cigarette","a lit firecracker"
    • n lit the humanistic study of a body of literature "he took a course in Russian lit"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Limelight was how we lit the stage before electricity was invented. Basically, illumination was produced by heating blocks of lime until they glowed.
    • Lit lĭt a form of the imp. & p. p. of Light.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: London's Pall Mall became the first street lit by gaslight in 1807
    • n lit Little.
    • n lit Color; dye; stain.
    • lit To color; dye.
    • lit Preterit and past participle of light.
    • lit Preterit and past participle of light.
    • lit An abbreviation of literal and literally; also of literature.
    • n lit An abbreviation of liter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pa.t., pa.p Lit of light, lighten, light, to alight.
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Quotations

  • Helen Keller
    Helen%20Keller
    “My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    Malcolm%20Muggeridge
    “Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.”
  • Robert H. Shaffer
    Robert H. Shaffer
    “We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.”

Usage

In literature:

I gave the Baron a cigarette, and lit one myself; I had begun the habit, though still surreptitiously.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Lamps were lit, for already twilight was falling.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
I even lit it for her as she seemed very weak.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
Malone offered him a cigarette, but the social worker refused with a pale smile, and Malone lit one for himself.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Lit-tle boy blue, come blow your horn; The sheep's in the mea-dow, the cow's in the corn.
"Aunt Kitty's Stories" by Various
He merely bowed to them, lit a second pipe and smoked it placidly, standing, in the corridor.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
How that spark had lit up the grave, pale face!
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
There was no wind, and the pale light of the moon lit up the scene, which was grand in the extreme.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Then the prisoner soon lit his pipe.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The gas was now lit and the storm curtained out.
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
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In poetry:

I am not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.
"I Am Not Yours" by Sara Teasdale
Until beneath a sadder sun,
We came to know the book was done.
Then, as our minds were but new lit,
It dawned upon us what was writ;
"The End Of The Chapter" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Before their eyes a house
That from childhood stood
Uninhabited, ruinous,
Suddenly lit up
From door to top:
All things remain in God.
"Crazy Jane On God" by William Butler Yeats
They that with smiles lit up the hall,
And cheer'd with song the hearth,
Alas! for love, if thou wert all,
And nought beyond, oh earth!
"The Graves Of A Household" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
For there the flowers begin to peer—
Sweet primroses that ever seem
The glowing eyes of the New Year
Lit up with Summer and her dream.
"Summer Invocation" by Alexander Anderson
Which never was the friend of one,
Nor promised love it could not give,
But lit for all its generous sun,
And lived itself, and made us live.
"A Wish" by Matthew Arnold

In news:

It's dark out but warmly lit inside.
The well-lit courts are rarely used, so you will have the time and privacy to settle your score.
A cigarette-smoking, high-heel–wearing Russian lit.
NEW YORK (AP) — What organizers say is the world's largest menorah will be lit every night during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, beginning Dec 4, at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, near Central Park.
Local lit scene stays lit up into the fall.
Lit & Lectures / Books If Montaigne had Twitter.
A strange light lit up the night sky above Norway Dec 9, 2009, prompting UFO talk.
The nearby Helix nebula just received the piercing infrared gaze of a giant telescope in Chile, and the resulting image reveals cold gas normally hidden among warmer star-lit material.
GeekDad Reviews LIT for Nintendo Wii.
In my sports travels, I've seen flags flown at homes or in the country on poles I know aren't lit at night.
On the brightly lit show floor, the OLED 's popped with LCD-like brightness.
Toddy's is clean, well-lit (often by real sunlight), well-stocked, and has a friendly and approachable staff that knows its stuff.
The very first dinner date I had with my husband, he commented over the tips of the lit candles, "It's great you're not afraid to eat in front of me.".
Campfires, fireworks and even lit cigarettes can spark wildfires.
If you have been wondering where the band Lit went, then look no further.
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In science:

Upper panel: 4He photoabsorption inclusive LITs calculated with the Hamiltonian inversion and with the Lanczos algorithm (150 Lanczos coefficients).
The Lorentz Integral Transform (LIT) method and its applications to perturbation induced reactions
Upper panel: convergence of the 4He photoabsorption inclusive LITs for σI = 10 MeV and for different numbers N of Lanczos coefficients.
The Lorentz Integral Transform (LIT) method and its applications to perturbation induced reactions
As an example in figures 11 and 12 we show the convergence patterns with respect to the number of Lanczos steps for the LIT of the inclusive photodisintegration of 4He described above.
The Lorentz Integral Transform (LIT) method and its applications to perturbation induced reactions
As expected the convergence of the LIT is very good near threshold, then the number of Lanczos steps needed to achieve convergence grows with σR to a maximum value at about σR ≈ 100 MeV and then, for higher values of σR convergence improves again.
The Lorentz Integral Transform (LIT) method and its applications to perturbation induced reactions
Roughly speaking, the convergence of the LIT improves by almost one order of magnitude when σI is increased from 10 to 20 MeV.
The Lorentz Integral Transform (LIT) method and its applications to perturbation induced reactions
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