Definitions of light:
  • noun:   any device serving as a source of illumination
    Example: "He stopped the car and turned off the lights"
  • noun:   the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
    Example: "He could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
  • noun:   public awareness
    Example: "It brought the scandal to light"
  • noun:   mental understanding as an enlightening experience
    Example: "He finally saw the light"
  • noun:   a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
    Example: "Although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
  • noun:   a visual warning signal
    Example: "They saw the light of the beacon"
  • noun:   an illuminated area
    Example: "He stepped into the light"
  • noun:   a person regarded very fondly
    Example: "The light of my life"
  • noun:   (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    Example: "The light was filtered through a soft glass window"
  • noun:   having abundant light or illumination
    Example: "They played as long as it was light"
  • noun:   a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    Example: "Follow God's light"
  • noun:   a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    Example: "Do you have a light?"
  • noun:   a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
  • noun:   brightness and animation of countenance
  • noun:   the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
  • verb:   make lighter or brighter
    Example: "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
  • verb:   fall to somebody by assignment or lot
  • verb:   cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
    Example: "Light a cigarette"
  • verb:   to come to rest, settle
    Example: "Misfortune lighted upon him"
  • verb:   begin to smoke
  • verb:   get off (a horse)
  • adjective:   of little intensity or power or force
    Example: "The light touch of her fingers"
  • adjective:   moving easily and quickly; nimble
    Example: "The dancer was light and graceful"
  • adjective:   of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
    Example: "Light infantry"
  • adjective:   having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened
    Example: "Light pastries"
  • adjective:   intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
    Example: "Light verse"
  • adjective:   having little importance
    Example: "Losing his job was no light matter"
  • adjective:   less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
    Example: "A light pound"
  • adjective:   characterized by or emitting light
    Example: "A room that is light when the shutters are open"
  • adjective:   (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
    Example: "Light blue"
  • adjective:   (of sleep) easily disturbed
    Example: "In a light doze"
  • adjective:   demanding little effort; not burdensome
    Example: "Light housework"
  • adjective:   having relatively few calories
    Example: "Light (or lite) beer"
  • adjective:   easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
    Example: "A light diet"
  • adjective:   of comparatively little physical weight or density
    Example: "A light load"
  • adjective:   designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
    Example: "Light aircraft"
  • adjective:   psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles
    Example: "A light heart"
  • adjective:   not great in degree or quantity or number
    Example: "A light sentence"
  • adjective:   (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
    Example: "Light water is ordinary water"
  • adjective:   silly or trivial
    Example: "Light banter"
  • adjective:   used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress
    Example: "A syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"
  • adjective:   very thin and insubstantial
    Example: "Light summer dresses"
  • adjective:   weak and likely to lose consciousness
    Example: "Felt light in the head"
  • adjective:   casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    Example: "He was told to avoid loose (or light) women"
  • adjective:   (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
    Example: "Light sandy soil"
  • adjective:   (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
    Example: "A light lilting voice like a silver bell"
  • adverb:   with few burdens
    Example: "Experienced travellers travel light"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 14285 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1847)

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