from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Artificial light in an intensely bright and broad beam.
- n. A unit that produces a beam of intense light; a flood.
- transitive v. To illuminate with a floodlight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A projector of a bright beam of light for use in theatres and studios; a flood
- n. Powerful artificial illumination with a broad beam, especially in a series of units on pylons used to illuminate a sports ground.
- v. To enlighten or illuminate with floodlight.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
- v. illuminate with floodlights
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We wanted to take a "floodlight" evening boat ride, but it was canceled owing to the flooding.
Humans, by contrast, have "floodlight" intelligence, he says: they can use a single system of thought in multiple ways and can translate information from one context to another.
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The blank kit, with no name or number, didn't stop referee Uriah Rennie booking him for a foul, before, to cap things off, the game was abandoned after 57 minutes due to floodlight failure.
In League Two, Southend's game at Aldershot was abandoned at half‑time owing to floodlight failure with the Shrimpers leading 1-0 and the hosts down to 10 men after Darren Jones's dismissal.
I still have a big old floodlight from my 8mm movie camera days ...
The FA refused, so the match went ahead, as I recall, on a Friday afternoon, to save on floodlight costs.
With no rescue tools or floodlight to search in the dark, the volunteer firefighter headed back to the town hall disaster headquarters to call for reinforcements.
"We're trying to get a floodlight," she added, less it seems for illumination and safety than to humble miscreants.
Now there are kids taking same-sex partners to prom and all that, which is good, but the floodlight on this subject brings a backlash ...
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