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lit 1

A past tense and a past participle of light1. See Usage Note at light1.
Informal. Drunk or drugged. Often used with up.

lit 2

A past tense and a past participle of light1.

lit 3

n. Informal
Literature, especially as an academic subject: enjoyed my course in French lit.
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1. a past tense and past participle of light1
2. an alternative past tense and past participle of light2
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1. a pt. and pp. of light 1 .
2. Slang. drink.



a pt. and pp. of light 3.



literature: a course in English lit.
[by shortening]


(in Italy) lira.


1. liter.
2. literal.
3. literally.
4. literary.
5. literature.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lit - the humanistic study of a body of literaturelit - the humanistic study of a body of literature; "he took a course in Russian lit"
literary study - the humanistic study of literature
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
Adj.1.lit - provided with artificial light; "illuminated advertising"; "looked up at the lighted windows"; "a brightly lit room"; "a well-lighted stairwell"
light - characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
2.lit - set afire or burning; "the lighted candles"; "a lighted cigarette"; "a lit firecracker"
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1. Slang. Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor.Also used with up:
Informal: cockeyed, stewed.
Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in the wind.
2. Slang. Stupefied, intoxicated, or otherwise influenced by the taking of drugs.Also used with up:
Informal: doped.
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[lɪt] PT & PP of light 1 to be lit upestar achispado
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pp of light
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(lait) : light onpast tense, past participle lit (lit) verb
to find by chance. While wandering round the town, we lit on a very cheap restaurant.
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References in classic literature ?
In the midst of the prayer a fly had lit on the back of the pew in front of him and tortured his spirit by calmly rubbing its hands together, embracing its head with its arms, and polishing it so vigorously that it seemed to almost part company with the body, and the slender thread of a neck was exposed to view; scraping its wings with its hind legs and smoothing them to its body as if they had been coat-tails; going through its whole toilet as tranquilly as if it knew it was perfectly safe.
It was as though a window had opened on the Opera cellars, which were still lit. Raoul no longer saw the Persian, but he suddenly felt him by his side and heard him whisper:
`Within the big valves of the door--which were open and broken--we found, instead of the customary hall, a long gallery lit by many side windows.
To the left he saw a sloping descent lit up, and facing it a black knoll that seemed as steep as a wall.
The farmers were bound to throw in something, to sort of offset my liberality, whether I would or no; so I let them give me a flint and steel; and as soon as they had comfortably bestowed Sandy and me on our horse, I lit my pipe.
What this fire might be, what could feed it, why and how it lit up the liquid mass, I could not say.
And so somehow the day went as the night had gone, if, indeed, one can use these terms where all was densest night, and when I lit a match to see the time it was seven o'clock.
Its owner lit it again, and said: "Boast no more, but henceforth be content to give thy light in silence.
A life of peaceful study was no longer possible, the learning of two hundred years was swept away, the lamp of knowledge lit by the monks grew dim and flickered out.