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LIT (litai)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lit mean? 

LIT (noun)
  The noun LIT has 1 sense:

1. the humanistic study of a body of literature

  Familiarity information: LIT used as a noun is very rare.

LIT (adjective)
  The adjective LIT has 2 senses:

1. provided with artificial light
2. set afire or burning

  Familiarity information: LIT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LIT (noun)

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The humanistic study of a body of literature

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


lit; literature

Context example:

he took a course in Russian lit

Hypernyms ("lit" is a kind of...):

literary study (the humanistic study of literature)

Domain category:

literature (creative writing of recognized artistic value)

LIT (adjective)

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Provided with artificial light


illuminated; lit; well-lighted; lighted

Context examples:

illuminated advertising / looked up at the lighted windows / a brightly lit room / a well-lighted stairwell


light (characterized by or emitting light)

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Set afire or burning


lighted; lit

Context examples:

the lighted candles / a lighted cigarette / a lit firecracker


ablaze; afire; aflame; aflare; alight; blazing; burning; flaming; on fire (lighted up by or as by fire or flame)

enkindled; ignited; kindled (set afire)

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