from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Artificial light in an intensely bright and broad beam.
  • noun A unit that produces a beam of intense light; a flood.
  • transitive verb To illuminate with a floodlight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A projector of a bright beam of light for use in theatres and studios; a flood
  • noun Powerful artificial illumination with a broad beam, especially in a series of units on pylons used to illuminate a sports ground.
  • verb To enlighten or illuminate with floodlight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
  • verb illuminate with floodlights


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