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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