An early autumn sun lit up cobblestone streets, tall acacia trees, and handsome and nearly all decayed 19th-century buildings.
Rush Limbaugh's slurs of Sandra Fluke have lit up the Internet, with no response getting more heat than actress Patricia Heaton's.
Zuccotti Park was lit up by floodlights as men in orange uniforms power-sprayed the pavement.
from past participle of light (v.2). Slang meaning "drunk" is recorded from 1914.
"color, hue, dye," early 12c., from Old Norse litr "color," from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz (cf. Old English wlite "brightness, beauty," Old Frisian wlite "exterior, form," Gothic *wlits "face, form").
colloquial shortening of literature, attested by 1850.
Literature: comp lit/ black lit (1850+)