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Meaning: LIGHT

1(n)(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
Type: 'noun.phenomenon'
Usage: 'the light was filtered through a soft glass window'
Synonym: visible light, visible radiation,
2(n)any device serving as a source of illumination
Type: 'noun.artifact'
Usage: 'he stopped the car and turned off the lights'
Synonym: light source,
3(n)a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
Type: 'noun.cognition'
Usage: 'although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand'
4(n)the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
Type: 'noun.attribute'
Usage: 'its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun'
Synonym: brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminosity, luminousness,
5(n)an illuminated area
Type: 'noun.location'
Usage: 'he stepped into the light'
6(n)a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
Type: 'noun.state'
Usage: 'follow God's light'
Synonym: illumination,
7(n)the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
Type: 'noun.attribute'
Usage: 'he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark'
Synonym: lightness,
8(n)a person regarded very fondly
Type: 'noun.person'
Usage: 'the light of my life'
9(n)having abundant light or illumination
Type: 'noun.state'
Usage: 'they played as long as it was light'
Usage: 'as long as the lighting was good'
Synonym: lighting,
10(n)mental understanding as an enlightening experience
Type: 'noun.cognition'
Usage: 'he finally saw the light'
Usage: 'can you shed light on this problem?'
11(n)merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
Type: 'noun.attribute'
Usage: 'he had a sparkle in his eye'
Usage: 'there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes'
Synonym: spark, sparkle, twinkle,
12(n)public awareness
Type: 'noun.cognition'
Usage: 'it brought the scandal to light'
13(n)a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
Type: 'noun.motive'
Synonym: christ within, inner light, light within,
14(n)a visual warning signal
Type: 'noun.communication'
Usage: 'they saw the light of the beacon'
Usage: 'there was a light at every corner'
15(n)a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
Type: 'noun.artifact'
Usage: 'do you have a light?'
Synonym: igniter, ignitor, lighter,
1(v)make lighter or brighter
Type: 'verb.change'
Usage: 'This lamp lightens the room a bit'
Synonym: illume, illuminate, illumine, light up,
2(v)begin to smoke
Type: 'verb.consumption'
Usage: 'After the meal, some of the diners lit up'
Synonym: fire up, light up,
3(v)to come to rest, settle
Type: 'verb.motion'
Usage: 'Misfortune lighted upon him'
Synonym: alight, perch,
4(v)cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
Type: 'verb.weather'
Usage: 'Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter'
Usage: 'Light a cigarette'
Synonym: ignite,
5(v)fall to somebody by assignment or lot
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'The task fell to me'
Usage: 'It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims'
Synonym: fall,
6(v)alight from (a horse)
Type: 'verb.motion'
Synonym: dismount, get down, get off, unhorse,
1(a)of comparatively little physical weight or density
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'a light load'
Usage: 'magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C'
2(a)(used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'light blue'
Usage: 'light colors such as pastels'
Usage: 'a light-colored powder'
Synonym: light-colored,
3(a)of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'light infantry'
Usage: 'light cavalry'
Usage: 'light industry'
Usage: 'light weapons'
4(a)not great in degree or quantity or number
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'a light sentence'
Usage: 'a light accent'
Usage: 'casualties were light'
Usage: 'light snow was falling'
Usage: 'light misty rain'
Usage: 'light smoke from the chimney'
5(a)psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'a light heart'
6(a)characterized by or emitting light
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'a room that is light when the shutters are open'
Usage: 'the inside of the house was airy and light'
13(a)of little intensity or power or force
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'the light touch of her fingers'
Usage: 'a light breeze'
14(a)(physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'light water is ordinary water'
1(r)with few burdens
Type: 'adv.all'
Usage: 'experienced travellers travel light'
Synonym: lightly,
7(s)(used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable'
Usage: 'a weak stress on the second syllable'
Synonym: unaccented, weak,
8(s)easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'a light diet'
9(s)(used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'light soil'
10(s)(of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings'
Usage: 'clear laughter like a waterfall'
Usage: 'clear reds and blues'
Usage: 'a light lilting voice like a silver bell'
Synonym: clean, clear, unclouded,
11(s)moving easily and quickly; nimble
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'the dancer was light and graceful'
Usage: 'a lightsome buoyant step'
Usage: 'walked with a light tripping step'
Synonym: lightsome, tripping,
12(s)demanding little effort; not burdensome
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'light housework'
Usage: 'light exercise'
15(s)weak and likely to lose consciousness
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'suddenly felt faint from the pain'
Usage: 'was sick and faint from hunger'
Usage: 'felt light in the head'
Usage: 'a swooning fit'
Usage: 'light-headed with wine'
Usage: 'light-headed from lack of sleep'
Synonym: faint, light-headed, lightheaded, swooning,
16(s)very thin and insubstantial
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'thin paper'
Usage: 'light summer dresses'
17(s)marked by temperance in indulgence
Type: 'adj.all'
Adjective Type: 'attributive'
Usage: 'abstemious with the use of adverbs'
Usage: 'a light eater'
Usage: 'a light smoker'
Usage: 'ate a light supper'
Synonym: abstemious,
18(s)less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'a light pound'
Usage: 'a scant cup of sugar'
Usage: 'regularly gives short weight'
Synonym: scant, short,
19(s)having little importance
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'losing his job was no light matter'
20(s)intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'light verse'
Usage: 'a light comedy'
21(s)silly or trivial
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'idle pleasure'
Usage: 'light banter'
Usage: 'light idle chatter'
Synonym: idle,
22(s)designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'light aircraft'
Usage: 'a light truck'
23(s)having relatively few calories
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'diet cola'
Usage: 'light (or lite) beer'
Usage: 'lite (or light) mayonnaise'
Usage: 'a low-cal diet'
Synonym: calorie-free, lite, low-cal,
24(s)(of sleep) easily disturbed
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'in a light doze'
Usage: 'a light sleeper'
Usage: 'a restless wakeful night'
Synonym: wakeful,
25(s)casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'her easy virtue'
Usage: 'he was told to avoid loose (or light) women'
Usage: 'wanton behavior'
Synonym: easy, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton,

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