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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.


1. a past tense and past participle of light1
2. an alternative past tense and past participle of light2



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.
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"


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.


[lɪt] PT & PP of light 1 to be lit upestar achispado


pp of light


(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.
References in classic literature ?
Lu and lo, Bradley knew to mean man and woman; ata; was employed variously to indicate life, eggs, young, reproduction and kindred subject; cos was a negative; but in combination they were meaningless to the European.
Many articles from the literature have shown the usefulness of LUS ultrasound for detecting alveolar consolidations (4, 5).
Neonatal LUS is often performed with a high frequency 9–14 MHz linear array probe, which is more effective in visualizing the chest wall, pleura, and lung peripheral parenchyma.
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The professors from the "Zef Lus Marku" and "Arseni Jovkov" secondary schools face the same problem.
During the study, the researchers looked at 236 women who had a prior caesarean delivery, and measured their LUS thickness was measured between 35 and 38 weeks of gestation.
Foel Lus mountain, Penmaenmawr, Conwy, Wales - "A circuit around Foel Lus mountain offers sumptuous views across the deep-blue Irish Sea, Snowdonia and the Isle of Man"; 5.
Limiting the potential for LUS is a scarcity and inaccessibility of information regarding their wood properties.