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Light meaning

light - 69 dictionary results

  1. 1. an illuminated area; " he stepped into the light"
  2. 2. a person regarded very fondly; " the light of my life"
  3. 3. having abundant light or illumination; " they played as long as it was light"; " as long as the lighting was good"
  4. 4. fall to somebody by assignment or lot; " The task fell to me"; " It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
  5. 5. characterized by or emitting light; " a room that is light when the shutters are open"; " the inside of the house was airy and light"
  6. 6. demanding little effort; not burdensome; " light housework"; " light exercise"
  7. 7. easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; " a light diet"
  8. 8. 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"
  9. 9. designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; " light aircraft"; " a light truck"
  10. 10. psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; " a light heart"
  11. 11. not great in degree or quantity or number; " a light sentence"; " a light accent"; " casualties were light"; " light snow was falling"; " light misty rain"; " light smoke from the chimney"
  12. 12. ( physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; " light water is ordinary water"
  13. 13. of little intensity or power or force; " the light touch of her fingers"; " a light breeze"
  14. 14. of the military or industry; using ( or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; " light infantry"; " light cavalry"; " light industry"; " light weapons"
  15. 15. having a spongy or flaky texture; well- leavened; " light pastries"
  16. 16. intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; " light verse"; " a light comedy"
  17. 17. having little importance; " losing his job was no light matter"
  18. 18. That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous.
  19. 19. That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc.
  20. 20. The time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day.
  21. 21. The brightness of the eye or eyes.
  22. 22. The medium through which light is admitted, as a window, or window pane; a skylight; in architecture, one of the compartments of a window made by a mullion or mullions.
  23. 23. Life; existence.
  24. 24. Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity.
  25. 25. The power of perception by vision.
  26. 26. That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information.
  27. 27. Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity.
  28. 28. Appearance due to the particular facts and circumstances presented to view; point of view; as, to state things fairly and put them in the right light.
  29. 29. One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity.
  30. 30. A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light.
  31. 31. Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light.
  32. 32. White or whitish; not intense or very marked; not of a deep shade; moderately colored; as, a light color; a light brown; a light complexion.
  33. 33. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.
  34. 34. To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light.
  35. 35. Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to the center of gravity with force; not heavy.
  36. 36. Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load.
  37. 37. Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task.
  38. 38. Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment.
  39. 39. Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse.
  40. 40. Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
  41. 41. Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light.
  42. 42. Slight; not important; as, a light error.
  43. 43. Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread.
  44. 44. Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors.
  45. 45. Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind.
  46. 46. Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution.
  47. 47. Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind.
  48. 48. Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy.
  49. 49. Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered.
  50. 50. Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character.
  51. 51. Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin.
  52. 52. Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil.
  53. 53. Lightly; cheaply.
  54. 54. To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.
  55. 55. To feel light; to be made happy.
  56. 56. To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.
  57. 57. A small incandescent telltale lamp on a dynamo or battery circuit to show approximately by its brightness the voltage of the current.
  58. 58. The manner in which the light strikes upon a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of a landscape or other scene; - opposed to shade. Cf. Chiaroscuro.
  59. 59. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; - sometimes with up.
  60. 60. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; - often with up.
  61. 61. To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; - with up; as, the room lights up very well.
  62. 62. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; - with from, off, on, upon, at, in.
  63. 63. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; - with on or upon.
  64. 64. To come by chance; to happen; - with on or upon; formerly with into.
  65. 65. Lit or lighted.
  66. 66. Not heavy; easy; active; notdeuse; unimportant; not grave.
  67. 67. That by which things are made visible; illumination; anything that illuminates, as a lamp, & c.; daytime.; knowledge.
  68. 68. To give light to; kindle.
  69. 69. To settle; dismount; come by chance.

light - examples of usage

  1. A light, Donald- quick, a light!
  2. Just then the light went out. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Gadbeau had made a light. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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