Other forms: lits; litai

If something's lit, it's illuminated with light from a lamp or other source. Your romantic dinner table might be lit only with flickering candles.

A well-lit room provides enough light for whatever task you need to to there — your kitchen might be lit with under-cabinet lights that shine on the counters, and your office might be lit with a desk lamp. Lit also means "set on fire," like a lit campfire or a glowing, lit stick of incense. If you're studying American literature in school, you might describe it using the colloquial shorthand, "American lit."

Definitions of lit
  1. adjective
    provided with artificial light
    “a brightly lit room”
    synonyms: illuminated, lighted, well-lighted
    characterized by or emitting light
  2. adjective
    set afire or burning
    “a lit firecracker”
    synonyms: lighted
    ablaze, afire, aflame, aflare, alight, on fire
    lighted up by or as by fire or flame
    enkindled, ignited, kindled
    set afire
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    unlighted, unlit
    not set afire or burning
    not set afire
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  3. noun
    the humanistic study of a body of literature
    “he took a course in Russian lit
    synonyms: literature
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    type of:
    literary study
    the humanistic study of literature




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