AskDefine | Define floodlight

Dictionary Definition

floodlight n : light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography [syn: flood, flood lamp, photoflood] v : illuminate with floodlights [also: floodlit]

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English

Noun

  1. A projector of a bright beam of light for use in theatres and studios; a flood
  2. especially in plural Powerful artificial illumination with a broad beam, especially in a series of units on pylons used to illuminate a sports ground.

Extensive Definition

A floodlight is an artificial light providing even illumination across a wide area.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

arc, arc light, beacon, brighten, brighten up, color filter, dimmer, enlighten, floats, flood, flood with light, footlights, foots, gelatin, highlight, illume, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, klieg light, light, light plot, light up, lighten, lights, limelight, luminate, marquee, medium, overshine, relume, relumine, shed light upon, shine upon, spot, spotlight, throw light upon
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