lit

\ ˈlit How to pronounce lit (audio) \

Definition of lit

 (Entry 1 of 4)

past tense and past participle of light

lit

noun

Definition of lit (Entry 2 of 4)

: literature a course in English lit often used before another noun lit criticslit studiesAs might be expected, Jude is not your run-of-the-mill lit professor.— John J. O'Connor

lit

adjective

Definition of lit (Entry 3 of 4)

1 slang : affected by alcohol : drunk This Miami company sells alcoholic popsicles … that will get you totally lit for the perfect field day throwback.— Kirsten Poletis
2 slang : excellent, exciting Judging by the energy displayed in the party room, it is safe to say the party was lit— Kumashe Yaakugh All reggae lovers and fans should expect nothing less than a lit performance from my team and me.— Chronixx The biggest coffee event in America is this week … . It's the 2017 SCA Event in Seattle and it's lit, fam.sprudge.com Tyler, The Creator's annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival lineup just got turned up a notch … . Anderson .Paak, Kamasi Washington and MixedByAli have been added to the already-lit lineup.— Alexa Shouneyia

Definition of lit (Entry 4 of 4)

1 liter
2 literal; literally

Examples of lit in a Sentence

Noun I signed up to take a course in American lit.

First Known Use of lit

Noun

1850, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lit

Noun

by shortening

Adjective

past participle of light entry 3

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“Lit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lit. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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past tense and past participle of light

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