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light

  light
Noun
  • (n) light, visible light , visible radiation ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation) "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
  • (n) light, light source (any device serving as a source of illumination) "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
  • (n) light (a particular perspective or aspect of a situation) "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
  • (n) luminosity , brightness , brightness level , luminance , luminousness , light (the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light) "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
  • (n) light (an illuminated area) "he stepped into the light"
  • (n) light, illumination (a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination) "follow God's light"
  • (n) light, lightness (the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures) "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
  • (n) light (a person regarded very fondly) "the light of my life"
  • (n) light (mental understanding as an enlightening experience) "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
  • (n) light, lighting (having abundant light or illumination) "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"
  • (n) light (public awareness) "it brought the scandal to light"
  • (n) sparkle , twinkle , spark , light (merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance) "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
  • (n) Inner Light , Light, Light Within , Christ Within (a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul)
  • (n) light (a visual warning signal) "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
  • (n) lighter , light, igniter , ignitor (a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires) "do you have a light?"
Verb
Adjective
  • (adj) light (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"
  • (adj) light, light-colored ((used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent) "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
  • (adj) light (of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment) "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"
  • (adj) light (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"
  • (adj) light (psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles) "a light heart"
  • (adj) light (characterized by or emitting light) "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
  • (adj) unaccented , light, weak (used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress) "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable"
  • (adj) light (easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned) "a light diet"
  • (adj) friable , light, sandy ((used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency) "light sandy soil"
  • (adj) clean , clear , light, unclouded ((of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims) "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
  • (adj) light, lightsome , tripping (moving easily and quickly; nimble) "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"
  • (adj) light (demanding little effort; not burdensome) "light housework"; "light exercise"
  • (adj) light (of little intensity or power or force) "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
  • (adj) light ((physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average) "light water is ordinary water"
  • (adj) faint , light, swooning , light-headed , lightheaded (weak and likely to lose consciousness) "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep"
  • (adj) flimsy , light (very thin and insubstantial) "thin paper"; "flimsy voile"; "light summer dresses"
  • (adj) abstemious , light (marked by temperance in indulgence) "abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
  • (adj) light, scant , short (less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so) "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
  • (adj) light (having little importance) "losing his job was no light matter"
  • (adj) light (intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound) "light verse"; "a light comedy"
  • (adj) idle , light (silly or trivial) "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"
  • (adj) light (designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight) "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
  • (adj) light, lite , low-cal , calorie-free (having relatively few calories) "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
  • (adj) light, wakeful ((of sleep) easily disturbed) "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"
  • (adj) easy , light, loose , promiscuous , sluttish , wanton (casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior) "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
Adverb
  • (adv) lightly , light (with few burdens) "experienced travellers travel light"
 
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