lighted, lit

lighted, lit
 Either is correct. Lighted, however, is more usual when the word is being used as an adjective ("a lighted torch").

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  • lighted, lit — The past tense of light is lighted or lit. Thus, it is correct to say Bill lighted a cigar and Bill lit a cigar. Take your choice; one is as standard as the other. True, you are more likely to refer to a lighted cigarette than a lit cigarette,… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • lighted, lit —    Either is correct. Lighted, however, is more usual when the word is being used as an adjective ( a lighted torch ) …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • lighted, lit —    Either is correct. Lighted, however, is more usual when the word is being used as an adjective ( a lighted torch ) …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • lit — See lighted. See lighted, lit …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • lighted — See lighted, lit …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • lighted — adj. 1. set afire or burning. Syn: ignited, enkindled, kindled, lit. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. Illuminated by artificial light; as, lighted by a high powered searchligh. Syn: illuminated, lit, well lighted. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lit|ten — «LIHT uhn», adjective. Poetic. lighted: »And travellers now within that valley, Thrugh red litten windows, see vast forms (Edgar Allan Poe) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lighted — adjective 1. set afire or burning (Freq. 6) the lighted candles a lighted cigarette a lit firecracker • Syn: ↑lit • Ant: ↑unlighted …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lighted — Light Light, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t [e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[=i]htan to alight orig., to relieve (a horse) of the rider s burden, to make less heavy, fr. l[=i]ht light. See {Light} not heavy,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lighted — Light Light, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t [e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[=y]htan, l[=i]htan, to shine. [root]122. See {Light}, n.] 1. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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