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 nounlit criticslit studiesAs might be expected, Jude is not your run-of-the-mill lit professor.— John J. O'Connor

Definition of lit (Entry 3 of 4)

: affected by alcohol : drunk

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

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lit

Noun

by shortening

Adjective

past participle of light entry 3

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“Lit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lit?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=l&file=light002. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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past tense and past participle of light

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