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Light (third-person singular simple present lights, present participle lighting, simple past and past participle lit or lighted)

  1. (transitive) To start (a fire).
  2. (transitive) To set fire to.
  3. (transitive) To illuminate.


Light (plural Lights)
  1. (uncountable) The natural medium emanating from the sun and other very hot sources (now recognised as electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength of 400-750 nm), within which vision is possible.
  2. A source of illumination.
  3. Spiritual or mental illumination; enlightenment, useful information.
  4. (in the plural, now rare) Facts. pieces of information; ideas, concepts.
  5. A notable person within a specific field or discipline.
  6. A point of view, or aspect from which a concept, person or thing is regarded.
  7. A flame or something used to create fire.
  8. A window, or space for a window in architecture
  9. The series of squares reserved for the answer to a crossword clue
  10. (informal) A cross-light in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.
  11. (curling) A stone that is not thrown hard enough.


Light (comparative Lighter, superlative Lightest)

  1. having light
  2. pale in color
  3. (of coffee) served with extra milk or cream
  4. Of low weight; not heavy.
  5. Lightly-built; designed for speed or small loads.
  6. Gentle; having little force or momentum.
  7. Low in fat, calories, alcohol, salt, etc.
  8. Unimportant, trivial, having little value or significance.
  9. (rail transport, of a locomotive, usually with "run") travelling with no carriages, wagons attached


Light (comparative lighter, superlative lightest)

  1. Carrying little.

Adjectives for Light

accusing; adequate; advancing; all-beholden; all-surprising; altering; amber; ample amusing; angelic; angry; approaching artificial; ashy; attractive; auroral; austral; available; baleful; beacon becoming; bewildering; blinding; blinking blissful; blithe; burning; borrowed; bright broken; brutal; calm; celestial; center chalky; changeless; chastening; cheering; clear; cloudless; collateral; confused; congealed; contrasting cool; coppery; coruscating; crystal; curious dancing; danger-dissipating; dark; dawning; dazzling; day; deadly; deceitful; deceptive; deep; defiant; delusive; departing; despairing; despondent; dewy; dim; diaphanous; diffused; dirty; discernible; disheveled; distant; distressing; divine; doubtful; dreadful; dreamy; dry; dusky; dying; earliest; effulgent; elfin; enlivening; emerging; emitting; erroneous; emotional; eternal; evening; everlasting; ever-moving; factitious; fading; faint; fair; falling; fanning; feeble; featureless; filtered; fitful; naming; flaring; flash; flashing; flighty; fluctuating; fluttering; fuller; garish; gas; gentle; ghastlier; ghostly; gladsome; glancing; glaring; glazed; gleaming; glimmering; glorious; glowing; gradual; hallowed; hard; harnessed; harsh, hateful; hazy; heavenly; holy; hovering; illimitable; immortal; imperfect; inaudible, incandescent; indefinite; indistinct; ineffable; inexorable; influential; inner; innumerable (plural); inquisitive; insolent; intellectual; internal; intrinsic; inward; irreligious; joyous; laborious; leaning; legendary; lessening; lesser; liquid; literary; livid; lofty; lonelier; lovely; luminous; lunar; lurid; malicious; marquee; melancholy; mellow; melting; meridian; meteor; midday; mingling; ministering; minute; mobile; momentary; morning; mourning,' murderous; murky; myriad (plural); mysterious; naked; native; nebulous; nocturnal; northern; obscured; odor-giving; opalescent; opposing; patient; pecuniary; peerless; perpetual; petulant; phantasmal; phantom; phosphorescent; piercing; pitiless; planetary; poisoned; political; prismatic; propitious; pure; purging; quivering; rational; ravishing; reflected; remoter; restored; returning; reveal¬ing; rising; roseate; rough; ruddy; rush rushing; sanctioned; sanguine; satisfactory sacred; scattered (plural) ; serious; sectarian serene; sevenfold; shaping; shadowing shifting; shimmering; shining; shrouded sickly; slanting; smoky; smothered; soft solar; solitary; sparkling; stagnant; starry steady; steely; straggling; streaming strengthened; subtle; sudden; suffering; sullen; summer; sunset; swimming; tempered; tender; terrific; time-wasting; timid; transmitted; transparent; tremulous; trembling; uncanny; unaccustomed; twinkling; uncertain; unclouded; uncreated; undivided; undoubted; undulating; undying; unfading; unfavorable; unnatural; unsettled; unshaken; unsifted; unspeakable; untainted; unwavering; unwelcome; unwilling; vacillating; valiant; varied; vehement; victorious; wandering; waning; warming; wave-divided; wavering; weak; weeping; weird; welcoming; well-diffused; well-loved; wishing; wistful; wondrous; worldly; zigzag.

Adjectives for Light

adjust—; bathe in—; blot out—; centralize—; douse (colloq.)—; extinguish—; flood with—; focus—upon; glory in—; grope for —; kindle—; muffle—; obscure—; radiate—; refract—; rejoice in—; shed—upon; shield from—; soften—; wreathe in; blazes—; —blinds; —blinks; —creeps In; — dances; —dazzles; —diffuses; —dwindles; —exposes; —fades; —filters in; —flares; —flickers; —gleams; —glitters; —glows; —illumines; —penetrates; —pierces; —seeps in; —stabs; —streams in; —streaks; — twinkles; —wanes; —wavers; —wells from; —winks.

Adverbs for Light

  • (weight) insignificantly; extremely; exceedingly; unusually; uncommonly; unbelievably; airily; buoyantly; garishly; pallidly; faintly; indifferently; passably; tolerably; ordinarily; scarcely; conveniently; happily; jauntily; briskly; cheerfully; surprisingly; bewilderingly; comfortably; gloriously; mysteriously; unaccountably.
  • (illumination) brilliantly; brightly; spectacularly; visibly; adequately; scantily; partially; gracefully; blindingly; cheerfully; exquisitely; vividly.


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