- an artificial light so directed or diffused as to give a comparatively uniform illumination over a rather large given area.
- a lamp or projector that produces such a light.
- to light up or illuminate with a floodlight.
Origin of floodlight
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- a broad intense beam of artificial light, esp as used in the theatre or to illuminate the exterior of buildings
- the lamp or source producing such light
- (tr) to illuminate by or as if by a floodlight
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