(noun.) any device serving as a source of illumination; 'he stopped the car and turned off the lights'.
(noun.) the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; 'he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark'.
(noun.) public awareness; 'it brought the scandal to light'.
(noun.) mental understanding as an enlightening experience; 'he finally saw the light'; 'can you shed light on this problem?'.
(noun.) a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; 'although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand'.
(noun.) a visual warning signal; 'they saw the light of the beacon'; 'there was a light at every corner'.
(noun.) an illuminated area; 'he stepped into the light'.
(noun.) a person regarded very fondly; 'the light of my life'.
(noun.) (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; 'the light was filtered through a soft glass window'.
(noun.) having abundant light or illumination; 'they played as long as it was light'; 'as long as the lighting was good'.
(noun.) a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; 'follow God's light'.
(verb.) make lighter or brighter; 'This lamp lightens the room a bit'.
(adj.) 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.) (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; 'light blue'; 'light colors such as pastels'; 'a light-colored powder' .
(adj.) (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; 'light soil' .
(adj.) (of sleep) easily disturbed; 'in a light doze'; 'a light sleeper'; 'a restless wakeful night' .
(adj.) demanding little effort; not burdensome; 'light housework'; 'light exercise' .
(adj.) having relatively few calories; 'diet cola'; 'light (or lite) beer'; 'lite (or light) mayonnaise'; 'a low-cal diet' .
(adj.) easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; 'a light diet' .
(adj.) 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.) designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; 'light aircraft'; 'a light truck' .
(adj.) psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; 'a light heart' .
(adj.) 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.) (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; 'light water is ordinary water' .
(adj.) of little intensity or power or force; 'the light touch of her fingers'; 'a light breeze' .
(adj.) moving easily and quickly; nimble; 'the dancer was light and graceful'; 'a lightsome buoyant step'; 'walked with a light tripping step' .
(adj.) of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; 'light infantry'; 'light cavalry'; 'light industry'; 'light weapons' .
(adj.) intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; 'light verse'; 'a light comedy' .
(adj.) having little importance; 'losing his job was no light matter' .
(adj.) 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.) very thin and insubstantial; 'thin paper'; 'light summer dresses' .
(n.) That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous.
(n.) That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc.
(n.) The time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day.
(n.) The brightness of the eye or eyes.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Life; existence.
(n.) Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity.
(n.) The power of perception by vision.
(n.) That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information.
(n.) Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity.
(n.) A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light.
(superl) Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light.
(superl) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up.
(n.) To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.
(v. i.) To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light.
(v. i.) To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with up; as, the room lights up very well.
(superl.) Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to the center of gravity with force; not heavy.
(superl.) Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load.
(superl.) Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task.
(superl.) Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment.
(superl.) Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse.
(superl.) Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
(superl.) Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light.
(superl.) Slight; not important; as, a light error.
(superl.) Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread.
(superl.) Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors.
(superl.) Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind.
(superl.) Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution.
(superl.) Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind.
(superl.) Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial.
(superl.) Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy.
(superl.) Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered.
(superl.) Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character.
(superl.) Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin.
(superl.) Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil.
(adv.) Lightly; cheaply.
(v. t.) To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.
(v. i.) To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in.
(v. i.) To feel light; to be made happy.
(v. i.) To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.
(v. i.) To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon.
(v. i.) To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into.
n. . Medium of vision.. Diffusion of luminous rays.. Daybreak, sunrise, dawn, daylight.. Candle, lamp, taper, light-house, &c.. Instruction, knowledge, comprehension, insight.. Illustration, explanation, elucidation.. Window, pane of glass, &c.. Public notice.. Aspect, point of view.
a. . Buoyant, of little weight, not heavy, not dense.. Easy to be borne, not burdensome.. Easy to be done, not difficult.. Porous, spongy, not clammy (said of bread).. Loose, sandy (said of soil).. Unincumbered, unburdened, free from impediments, not heavily laden.. Slight, trifling, small, inconsiderable, moderate.. Gossamery, flimsy, unsubstantial.. Frivolous, fickle, unsteady, volatile, unsettled.. Gay, airy, buoyant, light-hearted.. Bright, clear, not dark.. Whitish, of a whitish shade.
v. a. . Kindle, inflame, ignite, set fire to, set on fire, apply the match to.. Give light to, guide by light.. Illuminate, lighten, illume, irradiate.
SYN:Imponderous, portable, unweighty, buoyant, volatile, easy, digestible, scanty,active, unencumbered, empty, slight, gentle, unsteady, capricious, vain,frivolous, characterless, thoughtless, unthoughtful, unconsidered, inadequate,incompact, unsubstantial, inconsiderable, not_difficult, bright, whitish, trifling
ANT:Heavy, ponderous, weighty, immovable, leaden, solid, hard, indigestible, full,lazy, encumbered, burdened, oppressed, weighed, loaded, laden, ballasted,grave, serious, important, violent, steady, firm, principled, cautious,reflective, reliable, liable, sensible, earnest, thoughtful, well-considered,well-weighed, adequate, stiff, compact, dark, dark-colored
SYN:Luminosity, radiance, beam, gleam, phosphorescence, scintillation,flash, brightness, brilliancy, effulgence, splendor,blaze, candle, lamp, lantern, explanation, instruction, illumination,understanding, interpretation, day, life
ANT:Darkness, dimness, obscurity, shade, duskiness, gloom, extinction,misinterpretation, ignorance, misunderstanding, night, death, confusion,mystification, tenebrosity
adj. not heavy: of short weight: easily suffered or performed: easily digested: not heavily armed: active: not heavily burdened: unimportant: not dense or copious or intense: gentle: gay lively: amusing: unchaste: loose sandy: giddy delirious: idle worthless.—vs.t. Light Light′en to make less heavy: to alleviate cheer.—advs. Light Light′ly (Shak.) commonly usually.—adj. Light′-armed armed in a manner suitable for active service.—ns. Light′er a large open boat used in unloading and loading ships; Light′erage price paid for unloading ships by lighters: the act of thus unloading; Light′erman.—adjs. Light′-fing′ered light or active with one's fingers: thievish; Light′-foot -ed nimble active; Light′ful (rare) cheery happy; Light′-hand′ed with light or dexterous touch: having little in the hand: empty-handed: insufficiently manned; Light′-head′ed giddy in the head: delirious: thoughtless: unsteady.—n. Light′-head′edness.—adj. Light′-heart′ed light or merry of heart: free from anxiety: cheerful.—adv. Light′-heart′edly.—n. Light′-heart′edness.—adj. Light′-heeled swift of foot.—ns. Light′-horse light-armed cavalry; Light′-horse′man; Light′-in′fantry infantry lightly or not heavily armed.—adjs. Light′-legged swift of foot; Light′-mind′ed having a light or unsteady mind: not considerate.—ns. Light′-mind′edness; Light′ness (Shak.) light-headedness; Light′ning (Shak.) an exhilaration of the spirits; Light′-o'-love a capricious and wanton woman: an old dance tune.—n.pl. Lights the lungs.—adj. Light′some light gay lively cheering.—n. Light′someness.—adj. Light′-spir′ited having a cheerful spirit.—n. Light′-weight in sporting and especially boxing a man or animal of a certain weight prescribed by the rules intermediate between the middle-weight and the feather-weight: a person of little importance.—adj. Light′-winged having light wings: volatile.—Make light of to treat as of little consequence.
n. that which shines or is brilliant: the agent by which objects are rendered visible: the power of vision: day: dawn of day: that which gives light as the sun a candle: the illuminated part of a picture: means of communicating fire or light: a lighthouse: (fig.) mental or spiritual illumination: enlightenment: knowledge: public view: point of view: a conspicuous person: an aperture for admitting light: (B.) prosperity favour.—adj. not dark: bright: whitish.—v.t. to give light to: to set fire to: to attend with a light.—v.i. to become light or bright:—pr.p. light′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. light′ed or lit.—adj. Light′able.—n. Light′-ball a composition of saltpetre sulphur resin and linseed-oil formed into a ball and used by soldiers to give light during military operations.—n.pl. Light′-dues tolls taken from ships in certain waters for the maintenance of lighthouses.—ns. Light′er; Light′house a tower-like construction exhibiting a light for indicating to vessels when nearing a port or coasting along shore the proximity of rocks shoals and other dangers; Light′house-man Light′-keep′er the keeper of a lighthouse.—adj. Light′less.—ns. Light′ness; Light′-room in a man-of-war a small room separated from the magazine by thick glass windows and used to illuminate it: the room in a lighthouse containing the lighting apparatus; Light′-ship a stationary ship carrying a light and serving the purpose of a lighthouse in very deep waters.—adj. Light′some full of light.—n. Light′wave a wave of the luminous ether.—Light of nature intellectual perception or intuition: (theol.) man's capacity of discovering truth unaided by revelation.—Between the lights in the twilight; Between two lights under cover of darkness; Bring to light to reveal; Children of light Christians as under the illumination of the Divine light that illumination which comes directly from God; Come to light to be revealed; Fixed light in lighthouses a light which is maintained steadily without change as opposed to a revolving light; Floating light a light displayed at the mast-head of a lightship to show dangers to navigation; Foot Ground lights a row of lights used on a stage to light up the base of a scene; Inner light spiritual illumination light divinely imparted; Northern lights aurora borealis; See the light to come into view; Stand in one's own light to hinder one's own advantage.
v.i. (with on upon) to stoop from flight: to settle: to rest: to come by chance: (with down from) to descend to alight:—pr.p. light′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. light′ed or lit.—v.i. Light′en upon′ (Pr. Bk.) to alight or descend upon.
If you dream of light, success will attend you. To dream of weird light, or if the light goes out, you will be disagreeably surprised by some undertaking resulting in nothing. To see a dim light, indicates partial success.
- The porter lit it again, and I asked if that was all the light the clerk sent. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- He took my chin in his large hand and turned up my face to have a look at me by the light of the candle. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- The marine-store merchant holds the light, and the law-stationer conducts the search. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- A genius usually becomes the luminous center of a nation's crisis,--men see better by the light of him. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- She turned out the wall-lights, and peered at herself between the candle-flames. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- I saw the lights of the hotel and rowed out, rowing straight out until they were out of sight. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- It started, as we have said, on September 4, 1882, supplying about four hundred lights to a comparatively small number of customers. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Are the lights at the tunnel and the western pass in order, Alexandros? 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- The porter lit it again, and I asked if that was all the light the clerk sent. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- He fixed his vivid eyes on Archer as he lit another cigarette. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- The men lit another cigarette and talked casually. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- My impatience to reach the church was so great that I could not remain inactive in the cottage while the clerk lit the lantern again. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- These fine sunny days began to make me ashamed of my winter merino, so I have furbished up a lighter garment. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Their bodies were smaller and lighter in color, and their fingers and toes bore the rudiments of nails, which were entirely lacking among the males. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星公主.
- The tiny yeast plants multiply and continue to make alcohol and gas, and in consequence, the dough becomes lighter and lighter. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- But perhaps it may grow lighter as we go. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- Up to that time he had seen very little incandescent lighting, for the simple reason that there was very little to see. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- The shrewd prophecy is made that gas will be manufactured less for lighting, as the result of electrical competition, and more and more for heating, etc. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- A very clear statement said Holmes, rising and lighting his pipe. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- The reader will naturally be disposed to ask whether it is intended to claim that Edison has brought about all this magnificent growth of the electric-lighting art. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- She let go his hand: he had made not the lightest response. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Even the lightest engines made at that time were very heavy per unit of power, and rather crude in construction. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- It was the lightest touch, but it thrilled him like a caress. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- The canoe lifted with the lightest ebbing of the water. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- The boy's eyes had lighted with pleasure as I spoke, and I saw him glance from his rusty trappings to the magnificence of my own. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- If a gas jet is turned on and not lighted, an odor of gas soon becomes perceptible, not only throughout the room, but in adjacent halls and even in distant rooms. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- The room had once been lighted by a small side window, but this had been bricked up, and a lantern skylight was now substituted for it. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- And the twilight, as she now sought to pierce it, was gradually lighted by a faint spark of reassurance. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.