Synonyms for light

Synonyms for (noun) light

Synonyms: light, light source

Definition: any device serving as a source of illumination

Usage: he stopped the car and turned off the lights

Similar words: source of illumination

Definition: any device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation

Synonyms: light, lighter, igniter, ignitor

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

Usage: do you have a light?

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: visual property

Definition: an attribute of vision

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: verve, vitality

Definition: an energetic style

Similar words: aspect, expression, face, facial expression, look

Definition: the feelings expressed on a person's face

Usage: a sad expression; a look of triumph; an angry face

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: physical property

Definition: any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

Synonyms: light

Definition: public awareness

Usage: it brought the scandal to light

Similar words: public knowledge, general knowledge

Definition: knowledge that is available to anyone

Synonyms: light

Definition: mental understanding as an enlightening experience

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

Similar words: insight, brainstorm, brainwave

Definition: the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

Synonyms: light

Definition: a particular perspective or aspect of a situation

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

Similar words: position, perspective, view

Definition: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

Usage: consider what follows from the positivist view

Synonyms: light

Definition: a visual warning signal

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

Similar words: visual signal

Definition: a signal that involves visual communication

Synonyms: light

Definition: an illuminated area

Usage: he stepped into the light

Similar words: scene

Definition: the place where some action occurs

Usage: the police returned to the scene of the crime

Synonyms: Inner Light, Light, Light Within, Christ Within

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

Similar words: morality, morals, ethical motive, ethics

Definition: motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

Synonyms: light

Definition: a person regarded very fondly

Usage: the light of my life

Similar words: friend

Definition: a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

Usage: he was my best friend at the university

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: actinic radiation, actinic ray

Definition: electromagnetic radiation that can produce photochemical reactions

Synonyms: light, lighting

Definition: having abundant light or illumination

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

Similar words: illumination

Definition: the degree of visibility of your environment

Synonyms: illumination, light

Definition: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination

Usage: follow God's light

Similar words: condition, status

Definition: a state at a particular time

Usage: a condition (or state) of disrepair; the current status of the arms negotiations

Synonyms for (verb) light

Synonyms: light, light up, illume, illuminate, illumine

Definition: make lighter or brighter

Usage: This lamp lightens the room a bit

Similar words: lighten, lighten up

Definition: become lighter

Usage: The room lightened up

Synonyms: light, light up, fire up

Definition: begin to smoke

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

Similar words: 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

Synonyms: get down, get off, unhorse, light, dismount

Definition: alight from (a horse)

Similar words: go down, come down, fall, descend

Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again

Synonyms: alight, light, perch

Definition: to come to rest, settle

Usage: Misfortune lighted upon him

Similar words: set down, land

Definition: reach or come to rest

Usage: The bird landed on the highest branch; The plane landed in Istanbul

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: devolve, return, fall, pass

Definition: be inherited by

Usage: The estate fell to my sister; The land returned to the family; The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: burn, combust

Definition: cause to burn or combust

Usage: The sun burned off the fog; We combust coal and other fossil fuels

Synonyms for (adj) light

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: inflamed, reddened, ablaze

Definition: lighted with red light as if with flames

Usage: streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees; the inflamed clouds at sunset; reddened faces around the campfire

Similar words: autofluorescent

Definition: emitting light via self-induced fluorescence

Similar words: bioluminescent

Definition: (of living organisms) emitting light

Usage: fireflies are bioluminescent

Similar words: bright

Definition: having lots of light either natural or artificial

Usage: the room was bright and airy; a stage bright with spotlights

Similar words: candescent

Definition: glowing from great heat

Similar words: floodlighted, floodlit

Definition: illuminated by means of floodlights

Usage: the floodlit courtyard

Similar words: fluorescent

Definition: emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source

Similar words: illuminated, lighted, lit, well-lighted

Definition: provided with artificial light

Usage: illuminated advertising; looked up at the lighted windows; a brightly lit room; a well-lighted stairwell

Similar words: incandescent, candent

Definition: emitting light as a result of being heated

Usage: an incandescent bulb

Similar words: lamplit

Definition: lighted by a lamp

Usage: our lamplit mountain retreat

Similar words: lighting-up

Definition: turning lights on

Usage: it's lighting-up time

Similar words: livid

Definition: (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity

Usage: livid lightning streaked the sky; a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day- E.A.Poe

Similar words: luminescent

Definition: emitting light not caused by heat

Similar words: phosphorescent

Definition: emitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous

Usage: the phosphorescent glow of decaying wood

Similar words: sunlit, sunstruck

Definition: lighted by sunlight

Usage: the sunlit slopes of the canyon; violet valleys and the sunstruck ridges- Wallace Stegner

Similar words: white

Definition: of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets

Usage: white nights

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unchaste

Definition: not chaste

Usage: unchaste conduct

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: pale

Definition: very light colored; highly diluted with white

Usage: pale seagreen; pale blue eyes

Similar words: palish

Definition: slightly pale

Similar words: pastel

Definition: delicate and pale in color

Usage: pastel pink

Similar words: powdery

Definition: as if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder

Usage: a powdery blue

Synonyms: light

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

Usage: light soil

Similar words: loose

Definition: not compact or dense in structure or arrangement

Usage: loose gravel

Synonyms: wakeful, light

Definition: (of sleep) easily disturbed

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

Similar words: shallow

Definition: not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply

Usage: shallow breathing; a night of shallow fretful sleep; in a shallow trance

Synonyms: light

Definition: demanding little effort; not burdensome

Usage: light housework; light exercise

Similar words: undemanding

Definition: requiring little if any patience or effort or skill

Usage: the pay was adequate and the job undemanding; simple undemanding affection; an undemanding boss

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: nonfat, fat-free, fatless

Definition: without fat or fat solids

Usage: nonfat or fat-free milk

Synonyms: light

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

Usage: a light diet

Similar words: digestible

Definition: capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: lightweight

Definition: weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use

Usage: a lightweight fabric; lightweight wood

Similar words: airy

Definition: having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air

Usage: airy gauze curtains

Similar words: floaty, buoyant

Definition: tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas

Usage: buoyant balloons; buoyant balsawood boats; a floaty scarf

Similar words: lighter-than-air

Definition: relating to a balloon or other aircraft that flies because it weighs less than the air it displaces

Similar words: low-density

Definition: having low relative density or specific gravity

Synonyms: light

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

Usage: light aircraft; a light truck

Similar words: light-duty

Definition: not designed for heavy work

Usage: a light-duty detergent

Synonyms: light

Definition: psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles

Usage: a light heart

Similar words: casual, fooling

Definition: characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility

Usage: a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter

Synonyms: light

Definition: of little intensity or power or force

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

Similar words: easy, gentle, soft

Definition: having little impact

Usage: an easy pat on the shoulder; gentle rain; a gentle breeze; a soft (or light) tapping at the window

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: light-footed

Definition: (of movement) having a light and springy step

Usage: a light-footed girl

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: light-armed, lightly-armed

Definition: armed with light weapons

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: pure

Definition: free of extraneous elements of any kind

Usage: pure air and water; pure gold; pure primary colors; the violin's pure and lovely song; pure tones; pure oxygen

Synonyms: light, idle

Definition: silly or trivial

Usage: idle pleasure; light banter; light idle chatter

Similar words: frivolous

Definition: not serious in content or attitude or behavior

Usage: a frivolous novel; a frivolous remark; a frivolous young woman

Synonyms: light

Definition: intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound

Usage: light verse; a light comedy

Similar words: frivolous

Definition: not serious in content or attitude or behavior

Usage: a frivolous novel; a frivolous remark; a frivolous young woman

Synonyms: light

Definition: having little importance

Usage: losing his job was no light matter

Similar words: insignificant, unimportant

Definition: devoid of importance, meaning, or force

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unstressed

Definition: not bearing a stress or accent

Usage: short vowels are unstressed

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: deficient, insufficient

Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

Usage: insufficient funds

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: temperate

Definition: not extreme in behavior

Usage: temperate in his habits; a temperate response to an insult; temperate in his eating and drinking

Synonyms: light

Definition: very thin and insubstantial

Usage: thin paper; light summer dresses

Similar words: thin

Definition: of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section

Usage: thin wire; a thin chiffon blouse; a thin book; a thin layer of paint

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: sick, ill

Definition: affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

Usage: ill from the monotony of his suffering

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