Definition of floodlight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflədˌlīt/


1A large, powerful light, typically one of several used to illuminate a sports field, a stage, or the exterior of a building.
Example sentences
  • The rest of the venue will be lit with powerful floodlights.
  • There were headlights, floodlights, tail lights and spot lights.
  • There are lead-in lights from the river approach, landing floodlights, a marker beacon and a lighted windsock.
1.1The illumination provided by a floodlight: a tennis court where you can play by floodlight
More example sentences
  • She said the work to repair the damage to the stopcock went on under floodlight until after midnight.
  • It seems no time since we were cursing the never-ending long, dark, cold winter evenings spent working in the garden either by floodlight or, if it was wet, in the shed building cold frames.
  • The matches will be played in floodlight over the weekends so that the corporates can relax and enjoy the game.

verb (past and past participle floodlit)

[with object] (usually as adjective floodlit)
Illuminate (a building or outdoor area) with floodlights: floodlit football fields
More example sentences
  • The Cessna light plane eventually landed safely on a concrete, floodlit area at Roman Barracks as fire engines and paramedics stood by in case it burst into flames.
  • The money was initially set aside for Moorhead High to build six floodlit all-weather areas with changing rooms and an athletics track.
  • At night much of this central area is floodlit, giving an impression, reinforced by the many pavement cafes, of central Paris.

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Syllabification: flood·light

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