Dictionary Results for light|
1. light - noun
· (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
Synonym(s): visible_light, visible_radiation
Hypernym(s): actinic_radiation, actinic_ray
2. light - noun
· any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
3. light - noun
· a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
Hypernym(s): position, view, perspective
4. light - noun
· the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
Synonym(s): luminosity, brightness, brightness_level, luminance, luminousness
5. light - noun
· an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
6. light - noun
· a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light"
Hypernym(s): condition, status
7. light - noun
· the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
8. light - noun
· a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
9. light - noun
· having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"
10. light - noun
· mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
Hypernym(s): insight, brainstorm, brainwave
11. light - noun
· 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"
Synonym(s): sparkle, twinkle, spark
Hypernym(s): vitality, verve, expression, look, aspect, facial_expression, face
12. light - noun
· public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
Hypernym(s): public_knowledge, general_knowledge
13. light - noun
· a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
Synonym(s): Inner_Light, Light, Light_Within, Christ_Within
Hypernym(s): ethical_motive, ethics, morals, morality
14. light - noun
· a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
15. light - noun
· a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
Synonym(s): lighter, igniter, ignitor
16. light - verb
· make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
Synonym(s): illume, illumine, light_up, illuminate
Hypernym(s): lighten, lighten_up
17. light - verb
· begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
Synonym(s): light_up, fire_up
Hypernym(s): ignite, light
18. light - verb
· to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him"
Synonym(s): alight, perch
Hypernym(s): land, set_down
19. light - verb
· cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
Hypernym(s): burn, combust
20. light - verb
· fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
Hypernym(s): fall, return, pass, devolve
21. light - verb
· alight from (a horse)
Synonym(s): unhorse, dismount, get_off, get_down
Hypernym(s): descend, fall, go_down, come_down
22. light - verb
· start or maintain a fire in; "fire the furnace"
Synonym(s): fire, ignite
23. light - adjective
· 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"
24. light - adjective
· (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
25. light - adjective
· of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"
26. light - adjective
· 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"
27. light - adjective
· psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart"
28. light - adjective
· characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
29. light - adjective
· (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"
Synonym(s): unaccented, weak
30. light - adjective
· easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet"
31. light - adjective
· (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light soil"
32. light - adjective
· (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"
Synonym(s): clean, clear, unclouded
33. light - adjective
· moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"
Synonym(s): lightsome, tripping
34. light - adjective
· demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise"
35. light - adjective
· of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
36. light - adjective
· (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water"
37. light - adjective
· 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"
Synonym(s): faint, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded
38. light - adjective
· very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "light summer dresses"
39. light - adjective
· marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
40. light - adjective
· less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
Synonym(s): scant, short
41. light - adjective
· having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter"
42. light - adjective
· intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"
43. light - adjective
· silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"
44. light - adjective
· designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
45. light - adjective
· having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
Synonym(s): lite, low-cal, calorie-free
46. light - adjective
· (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"
47. light - adjective
· casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
Synonym(s): easy, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton
48. light - adverb
· with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"
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