[ fluhd-lahyt ]
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  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.

verb (used with object),flood·light·ed or flood·lit, flood·light·ing.
  1. to light up or illuminate with a floodlight.

Origin of floodlight

First recorded in 1920–25; flood + light1

Words Nearby floodlight

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How to use floodlight in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for floodlight


/ (ˈflʌdˌlaɪt) /

  1. a broad intense beam of artificial light, esp as used in the theatre or to illuminate the exterior of buildings

  2. the lamp or source producing such light

verb-lights, -lighting or -lit
  1. (tr) to illuminate by or as if by a floodlight

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