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Definition lit

Etymology 1

From Middle English lihte, from Old English līhtte, first and third person singular preterit of līhtan (“to light”). More at light.

Verb

lit

  1. simple past tense and past participle of light (“illuminate; start a fire; etc”)
  2. simple past tense and past participle of light (“alight: land, come down on”)

lit (third-person singular simple present lits, present participle litting, simple past and past participle litted)

  1. (US, dialectal) To run or light (alight).
Adjective

lit (comparative more lit, superlative most lit)

  1. Illuminated.
  2. (slang) intoxicated or under the influence of drugs; stoned.
  3. (slang) Sexually aroused (usually of a female), especially visibly sexually aroused.
  4. (slang) Excellent, fantastic; captivating.

Etymology 2

From Middle English lit, lut, from Old English lȳt (“little, few”), from Proto-Germanic *lūtilaz (“little, small”), from Proto-Indo-European *lewd- (“to cower, hunch over”). Cognate with Old Saxon lut (“little”), Middle High German lützen (“to make small or low, decrease”). More at little.

Adjective

lit (comparative litter or more lit, superlative littest or most lit)

  1. (obsolete) Little.
Noun

lit (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Little.

Etymology 3

From Middle English lit, from Old Norse litr (“colour, dye, complexion, face, countenance”), from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz, *wlitaz (“sight, face”), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (“to see”). Cognate with Icelandic litur (“colour”), Old English wlite (“brightness, appearance, form, aspect, look, countenance, beauty, splendor, adornment”), Old English wlītan (“to gaze, look, observe”).

Noun

lit (uncountable)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Colour; blee; dye; stain.

Etymology 4

From Middle English litten, liten, from Old Norse lita (“to colour”), from litr (“colour”). See above.

Verb

lit (third-person singular simple present lits, present participle litting, simple past and past participle litted)

  1. (transitive) To colour; dye.

Etymology 5

Short for literature.

Noun

lit (uncountable)

  1. Clipping of literature.

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