Definitions for Light

Definitions for (noun) Light

Main entry: light, light source

Definition: any device serving as a source of illumination

Usage: he stopped the car and turned off the lights


Main entry: light, lighter, igniter, ignitor

Definition: a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

Usage: do you have a light?


Main entry: light, lightness

Definition: the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures

Usage: he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark


Main entry: spark, sparkle, twinkle, light

Definition: merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

Usage: he had a sparkle in his eye; there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes


Main entry: light, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, brightness, brightness level

Definition: the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

Usage: its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun


Main entry: light

Definition: public awareness

Usage: it brought the scandal to light


Main entry: light

Definition: mental understanding as an enlightening experience

Usage: he finally saw the light; can you shed light on this problem?


Main entry: light

Definition: a particular perspective or aspect of a situation

Usage: although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand


Main entry: light

Definition: a visual warning signal

Usage: they saw the light of the beacon; there was a light at every corner


Main entry: light

Definition: an illuminated area

Usage: he stepped into the light


Main entry: Inner Light, Light, Light Within, Christ Within

Definition: a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul


Main entry: light

Definition: a person regarded very fondly

Usage: the light of my life


Main entry: light, visible light, visible radiation

Definition: (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

Usage: the light was filtered through a soft glass window


Main entry: light, lighting

Definition: having abundant light or illumination

Usage: they played as long as it was light; as long as the lighting was good


Main entry: illumination, light

Definition: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination

Usage: follow God's light


Definitions for (verb) Light

Main entry: light, light up, illume, illuminate, illumine

Definition: make lighter or brighter

Usage: This lamp lightens the room a bit


Main entry: light, light up, fire up

Definition: begin to smoke

Usage: After the meal, some of the diners lit up


Main entry: get down, get off, unhorse, light, dismount

Definition: alight from (a horse)


Main entry: alight, light, perch

Definition: to come to rest, settle

Usage: Misfortune lighted upon him


Main entry: light, fall

Definition: fall to somebody by assignment or lot

Usage: The task fell to me; It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims


Main entry: light, ignite

Definition: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

Usage: Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter; Light a cigarette


Definitions for (adj) Light

Main entry: light

Definition: characterized by or emitting light

Usage: a room that is light when the shutters are open; the inside of the house was airy and light


Main entry: easy, promiscuous, light, loose, wanton, sluttish

Definition: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

Usage: her easy virtue; he was told to avoid loose (or light) women; wanton behavior


Main entry: light, light-colored

Definition: (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent

Usage: light blue; light colors such as pastels; a light-colored powder


Main entry: light

Definition: (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency

Usage: light soil


Main entry: wakeful, light

Definition: (of sleep) easily disturbed

Usage: in a light doze; a light sleeper; a restless wakeful night


Main entry: light

Definition: demanding little effort; not burdensome

Usage: light housework; light exercise


Main entry: light, lite, low-cal, calorie-free

Definition: having relatively few calories

Usage: diet cola; light (or lite) beer; lite (or light) mayonnaise; a low-cal diet


Main entry: light

Definition: easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned

Usage: a light diet


Main entry: light

Definition: of comparatively little physical weight or density

Usage: a light load; magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C


Main entry: light

Definition: designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight

Usage: light aircraft; a light truck


Main entry: light

Definition: psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles

Usage: a light heart


Main entry: light

Definition: not great in degree or quantity or number

Usage: a light sentence; a light accent; casualties were light; light snow was falling; light misty rain; light smoke from the chimney


Main entry: light

Definition: (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average

Usage: light water is ordinary water


Main entry: light

Definition: of little intensity or power or force

Usage: the light touch of her fingers; a light breeze


Main entry: light, lightsome, tripping

Definition: moving easily and quickly; nimble

Usage: the dancer was light and graceful; a lightsome buoyant step; walked with a light tripping step


Main entry: light

Definition: of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment

Usage: light infantry; light cavalry; light industry; light weapons


Main entry: unclouded, clean, clear, light

Definition: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims

Usage: 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


Main entry: light, idle

Definition: silly or trivial

Usage: idle pleasure; light banter; light idle chatter


Main entry: light

Definition: intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound

Usage: light verse; a light comedy


Main entry: light

Definition: having little importance

Usage: losing his job was no light matter


Main entry: weak, light, unaccented

Definition: (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress

Usage: a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable; a weak stress on the second syllable


Main entry: light, scant, short

Definition: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

Usage: a light pound; a scant cup of sugar; regularly gives short weight


Main entry: abstemious, light

Definition: marked by temperance in indulgence

Usage: abstemious with the use of adverbs; a light eater; a light smoker; ate a light supper


Main entry: light

Definition: very thin and insubstantial

Usage: thin paper; light summer dresses


Main entry: swooning, faint, light, light-headed, lightheaded

Definition: weak and likely to lose consciousness

Usage: 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


Definitions for (adv) Light

Main entry: light, lightly

Definition: with few burdens

Usage: experienced travellers travel light


Visual thesaurus for Light