floodlight
I. noun Date: 1922 1. a. artificial illumination in a broad beam b. a source of such illumination 2. a lighting unit for projecting a broad beam of light II. transitive verb (floodlit; also -lighted; -lighting) Date: 1923 to illuminate by means of one or more floodlights

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • floodlight — [flud′līt΄] n. 1. an artificial light of high intensity, usually with a reflector that causes it to shine in a broad beam 2. such a beam of light vt. floodlighted or floodlit, floodlighting to illuminate by a floodlight or floodlights …   English World dictionary

  • floodlight — ► NOUN ▪ a large, powerful light used to illuminate a stage, sports ground, etc. ► VERB (past and past part. floodlit) (usu. as adj. floodlit) ▪ illuminate with floodlights …   English terms dictionary

  • floodlight — n. to focus; shine a floodlight on * * * [ flʌdlaɪt] shine a floodlight on to focus …   Combinatory dictionary

  • floodlight — UK [ˈflʌdˌlaɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms floodlight : singular floodlight plural floodlights a very strong light that is used for lighting a public building or sports event at night …   English dictionary

  • floodlight — /ˈflʌdlaɪt / (say fludluyt) noun 1. an artificial light so directed or diffused as to give a comparatively uniform illumination over a given area. 2. a floodlight lamp or projector. –verb (t) (floodlit, floodlighting) 3. to illuminate with or as… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Floodlight — A floodlight is an artificial light providing even illumination across a wide area. * High intensity discharge lamp, the class of lamp itself * Stage lighting instrument#Floodlights, the types associated with Stage productions * Floodlights… …   Wikipedia

  • floodlight — /flud luyt /, n., v., floodlighted or floodlit, floodlighting. n. 1. an artificial light so directed or diffused as to give a comparatively uniform illumination over a rather large given area. 2. a lamp or projector that produces such a light.… …   Universalium

  • floodlight — 1. noun a) A projector of a bright beam of light for use in theatres and studios; a flood b) Powerful artificial illumination with a broad beam, especially in a series of units on pylons used to illuminate a sports ground. 2 …   Wiktionary

  • floodlight — flood·light || flÊŒdlaɪt n. powerful light for the illumination of large areas; lighting unit v. illuminate with a floodlight, illuminate with a strong lamp that casts diffuse light over a wide area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • floodlight — flood•light [[t]ˈflʌdˌlaɪt[/t]] n. v. light•ed lit, light•ing 1) elm a powerful artificial light so directed as to give a comparatively uniform illumination over a large area 2) elm a lamp or projector that produces such a light 3) elm to… …   From formal English to slang

  • floodlight — prožektorius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. floodlight; gun; searchlight vok. Kanone, f; Scheinwerfer, m; Strahler, m rus. прожектор, m; пушка, f pranc. canon, m; projecteur, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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