floodlight

[ fluhd-lahyt ]
/ ˈflʌdˌlaɪt /

noun

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.

verb (used with object), flood·light·ed or flood·lit, flood·light·ing.

to light up or illuminate with a floodlight.

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Origin of floodlight

First recorded in 1920–25; flood + light1
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British Dictionary definitions for floodlight

floodlight
/ (ˈflʌdˌlaɪt) /

noun

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

verb -lights, -lighting or -lit

(tr) to illuminate by or as if by a floodlight
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