light

phonetic symbol: / láɪt / 

light - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ any device serving as a source of illumination
e.g.)
・he stopped the car and turned off the lights
light source

[ noun ]
■ a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
e.g.)
・do you have a light?
igniter , ignitor , lighter

[ noun ]
■ the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
e.g.)
・he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark
lightness

[ noun ]
■ merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
spark , sparkle , twinkle

[ noun ]
■ the quality of being luminous
■ emitting or reflecting light
brightness , brightness level , luminance , luminosity , luminousness

[ noun ]
■ public awareness
e.g.)
・it brought the scandal to light

[ noun ]
■ mental understanding as an enlightening experience
e.g.)
・he finally saw the light
・can you shed light on this problem?

[ noun ]
■ a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
e.g.)
・although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand

[ noun ]
■ a visual warning signal
e.g.)
・they saw the light of the beacon
・there was a light at every corner

[ noun ]
■ an illuminated area
e.g.)
・he stepped into the light

[ noun ]
■ a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
christ within , inner light , light within

[ noun ]
■ a person regarded very fondly
e.g.)
・the light of my life

[ noun ]
■ (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
e.g.)
・the light was filtered through a soft glass window
visible light , visible radiation

[ noun ]
■ having abundant light or illumination
e.g.)
・they played as long as it was light
・as long as the lighting was good
lighting

[ noun ]
■ a condition of spiritual awareness
■ divine illumination
e.g.)
・follow God's light
illumination

[ verb ]
■ make lighter or brighter
e.g.)
・This lamp lightens the room a bit
illume , illuminate , illumine , light up

[ verb ]
■ begin to smoke
fire up , light up

[ verb ]
■ alight from (a horse)
dismount , get down , get off , unhorse

[ verb ]
■ to come to rest, settle
e.g.)
・Misfortune lighted upon him
alight , perch

[ verb ]
■ fall to somebody by assignment or lot
fall

[ verb ]
■ cause to start burning
■ subject to fire or great heat
e.g.)
・Light a cigarette
ignite

[ adjective ]
■ characterized by or emitting light
e.g.)
・a room that is light when the shutters are open
・the inside of the house was airy and light

[ adjective satellite ]
■ casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
e.g.)
・he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
easy , loose , promiscuous , sluttish , wanton

[ adjective ]
■ (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
e.g.)
・light blue
・light colors such as pastels
・a light-colored powder
light-colored

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
e.g.)
・light soil

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (of sleep) easily disturbed
e.g.)
・in a light doze
・a light sleeper
wakeful

[ adjective satellite ]
■ demanding little effort
■ not burdensome
e.g.)
・light housework
・light exercise

[ adjective satellite ]
■ having relatively few calories
e.g.)
・light (or lite) beer
・lite (or light) mayonnaise
calorie-free , lite , low-cal

[ adjective satellite ]
■ easily assimilated in the alimentary canal
■ not rich or heavily seasoned
e.g.)
・a light diet

[ adjective ]
■ of comparatively little physical weight or density
e.g.)
・a light load
・magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C

[ adjective satellite ]
■ designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
e.g.)
・light aircraft
・a light truck

[ adjective ]
■ psychologically light
■ especially free from sadness or troubles
e.g.)
・a light heart

[ adjective ]
■ not great in degree or quantity or number
e.g.)
・a light sentence
・a light accent
・casualties were light
・light snow was falling
・light misty rain
・light smoke from the chimney

[ adjective ]
■ (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
e.g.)
・light water is ordinary water

[ adjective ]
■ of little intensity or power or force
e.g.)
・the light touch of her fingers
・a light breeze

[ adjective satellite ]
■ moving easily and quickly
■ nimble
e.g.)
・the dancer was light and graceful
・a lightsome buoyant step
・walked with a light tripping step
lightsome , tripping

[ adjective ]
■ of the military or industry
■ using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
e.g.)
・light infantry
・light cavalry
・light industry
・light weapons

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
e.g.)
・a light lilting voice like a silver bell
clean , clear , unclouded

[ adjective satellite ]
■ silly or trivial
e.g.)
・light banter
・light idle chatter
idle

[ adjective satellite ]
■ intended primarily as entertainment
■ not serious or profound
e.g.)
・light verse
・a light comedy

[ adjective satellite ]
■ having little importance
e.g.)
・losing his job was no light matter

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
e.g.)
・a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable
unaccented , weak

[ adjective satellite ]
■ less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
e.g.)
・a light pound
scant , short

[ adjective satellite ]
■ marked by temperance in indulgence
e.g.)
・a light eater
・a light smoker
・ate a light supper
abstemious

[ adjective satellite ]
■ very thin and insubstantial
e.g.)
・light summer dresses

[ adjective satellite ]
■ weak and likely to lose consciousness
e.g.)
・felt light in the head
・light-headed with wine
・light-headed from lack of sleep
faint , light-headed , lightheaded , swooning

[ adverb ]
■ with few burdens
e.g.)
・experienced travellers travel light
lightly

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