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Definition of Light
Noun: light lIt
- (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
"the light was filtered through a soft glass window";
- visible light, visible radiation
- Any device serving as a source of illumination
"he stopped the car and turned off the lights";
- light source
- A particular perspective or aspect of a situation
"although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
- The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
"its light is measured relative to that of our sun";
- luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness
- An illuminated area
"he stepped into the light"
- A condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
"follow God's light";
- The visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
"he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark";
- A person regarded very fondly
"the light of my life"
- Having abundant light or illumination
"they played as long as it was light";
- Mental understanding as an enlightening experience
"he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
- Merriment expressed by a brightness, gleam or animation of countenance
"he had a light in his eye";
- sparkle, twinkle, spark
- Public awareness
"it brought the scandal to light"
- A visual warning signal
"they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
- A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
"do you have a light?";
- lighter, igniter, ignitor
- Of comparatively little physical weight or density
"a light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"
- (used of colour) having a relatively small amount of colouring agent
"light blue"; "light colours such as pastels"; "a light-coloured powder"; "light-coloured blue";
- light-colored [US], light-coloured [Brit, Cdn]
- Of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
"light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"
- Not great in degree, quantity or number
"a light sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the chimney"
- Free from sadness or troubles
"a light heart"
- Characterized by or emitting light
"a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
- (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
"a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable";
- unaccented, weak
- Easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
"a light diet"
- (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
- (of sound or colour) free from anything that dulls or dims
"a light lilting voice like a silver bell";
- clean, clear, unclouded
- Moving easily and quickly; nimble
"the dancer was light and graceful"; "walked with a light tripping step";
- lightsome, tripping
- Demanding little effort; not burdensome
"light housework"; "light exercise"
- Of little intensity, power or force
"the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
- (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
"light water is ordinary water"
- Weak and likely to lose consciousness
"felt light in the head"; "light-headed with wine";
- faint, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded
- Very thin and insubstantial
"light summer dresses"
- Marked by temperance in indulgence
"a light eater"; "ate a light supper";
- Less than the correct, legal or full amount, often deliberately
"a light pound";
- scant, short
- Having little importance
"losing his job was no light matter"
- Intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
"light verse"; "a light comedy"
- Silly or trivial
"light banter"; "light idle chatter";
- Designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
"light aircraft"; "a light truck"
- Having relatively few calories
"light beer"; "light mayonnaise";
- lite, low-cal, calorie-free
- (of sleep) easily disturbed
"in a light doze"; "a light sleeper";
- Casual and unrestrained in sexual behaviour
"he was told to avoid loose (or light) women";
- easy, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton, slutty, tarty
- Make lighter or brighter
- illume, illumine, light up, illuminate
- Begin to smoke
"After the meal, some of the diners lit up";
- light up, fire up
- To come to rest, settle
- alight, perch
- Cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
"Light a cigarette";
- Be allotted to somebody by assignment or as part of their role
- (riding) alight from (a horse)
- unhorse, dismount, get off, get down, demount
- With few burdens
"experienced travellers travel light";
- A divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
- Inner Light, Light Within, Christ Within
Anagrams containing the word Light