What is lit?

  • (noun): The humanistic study of a body of literature.
    Example: "He took a course in Russian lit"
    Synonyms: literature
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "lit":

  • (adj): Set afire or burning.
    Example: "A lit firecracker"
    Synonyms: lighted

Famous quotes containing the word lit:

    “Have no lit candles in your room,”
    That love lady said,
    “That I at midnight by the clock
    May creep into your bed,
    For if I saw myself creep in
    I think I should drop dead.”
    O my dear, O my dear.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.
    Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey Of Falloden (1862–1933)

    Last night
    as if death had lit a pale light
    in your flesh, your flesh
    was cold to my touch, or not cold
    but cool, cooling, as if the last traces
    of warmth were still fading in you.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)