light

light
I 1. noun
1)

the light of candles

Syn:
illumination, brightness, luminescence, luminosity, shining, gleaming, gleam, brilliance, radiance, luster, glowing, glow, blaze, glare, dazzle; sunlight, moonlight, starlight, lamplight, firelight; ray of light, beam of light; literary effulgence, refulgence, lambency
Ant:
darkness
2)

there was a light on in the hall

Syn:
lamp, wall light; headlight, headlamp, sidelight; streetlight, floodlight; lantern; flashlight
3)

have you got a light?

Syn:
match, (cigarette) lighter
4)

we'll wait for the light

Syn:
daylight, daylight hours, daytime, day; dawn, morning, daybreak, sunrise; natural light, sunlight
Ant:
darkness, nighttime
5)

he saw the problem in a different light

Syn:
aspect, angle, slant, approach, interpretation, viewpoint, standpoint, context, hue, complexion
6)

light dawned on Loretta

Syn:
understanding, enlightenment, illumination, comprehension, insight, awareness, knowledge
Ant:
ignorance
7)

an eminent legal light

Syn:
expert, authority, master, leader, guru, leading light, luminary
2. verb

Alan lit the kindling

Syn:
set alight, set light to, set burning, set on fire, set fire to, put/set a match to, ignite, kindle, spark (off)
Ant:
extinguish
3. adjective
1)

a light, cheerful room

Syn:
bright, full of light, well-lit, well-illuminated, sunny
Ant:
dark, gloomy
2)

light shades of blue and rose

Syn:
light-colored, light-toned, pale, pale-colored, pastel
Ant:
dark, deep
3)

light hair

Syn:
fair, light-colored, blond/blonde, golden, flaxen
Ant:
dark, brunette
II adjective
1)

it's light enough to carry

Syn:
easy to lift, not heavy, lightweight; easy to carry, portable
Ant:
heavy
2)

a light cotton robe

Syn:
flimsy, lightweight, insubstantial, thin; delicate, floaty, gauzy, gossamer, diaphanous
Ant:
heavy, thick
3)

she is light on her feet

Syn:
nimble, agile, lithe, limber, lissome, graceful; light-footed, fleet-footed, quick, quick-moving, spry, sprightly; informal twinkle-toed; literary fleet, lightsome
Ant:
clumsy
4)

a light soil

Syn:
friable, sandy, easily dug, workable, crumbly, loose
Ant:
dense, heavy
5)

a light dinner

Syn:
small, modest, simple, easily digested; informal low-cal
Ant:
heavy, rich
6)

light duties

Syn:
easy, simple, undemanding, untaxing; informal cushy
Ant:
hard, burdensome
7)

his eyes gleamed with light mockery

Syn:
gentle, mild, moderate, slight; playful, lighthearted
Ant:
serious
8)

light reading

Syn:
entertaining, lightweight, diverting, undemanding, frivolous, superficial, trivial
Ant:
serious, deep
9)

a light heart

Syn:
carefree, lighthearted, cheerful, cheery, happy, merry, jolly, blithe, bright, sunny; buoyant, bubbly, jaunty, bouncy, breezy, optimistic, positive, upbeat, ebullient; dated gay
10)

this is no light matter

Syn:
unimportant, insignificant, trivial, trifling, petty, inconsequential, superficial
Ant:
serious, important
11)

light footsteps

Syn:
gentle, delicate, soft, dainty; faint, indistinct
Ant:
heavy
12)

her head felt light

Syn:
dizzy, giddy, lightheaded, faint, vertiginous; informal woozy

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  • Light — (l[imac]t), n. [OE. light, liht, AS. le[ o]ht; akin to OS. lioht, D. & G. licht, OHG. lioht, Goth. liuha[thorn], Icel. lj[=o]s, L. lux light, lucere to shine, Gr. leyko s white, Skr. ruc to shine. [root]122. Cf. {Lucid}, {Lunar}, {Luminous},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • light — light1 [līt] n. [ME liht < OE lēoht, akin to Ger licht < IE base * leuk , to shine, bright > Gr leukos, white, L lux & lumen, light, lucere, to shine, luna, moon, Welsh llug, gleam] 1. a) the form of electromagnetic radiation that acts… …   English World dictionary

  • Light — Light, a. [Compar. {Lighter} (l[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Lightest}.] [OE. light, liht, AS. l[=i]ht, le[ o]ht; akin to D. ligt, G. leicht, OHG. l[=i]hti, Icel. l[=e]ttr, Dan. let, Sw. l[ a]tt, Goth. leihts, and perh. to L. levis (cf. {Levity}), Gr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • light — Ⅰ. light [1] ► NOUN 1) the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible; electromagnetic radiation from about 390 to 740 nm in wavelength. 2) a source of illumination. 3) a device producing a flame or spark. 4) (lights) traffic… …   English terms dictionary

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  • light — [adj1] illuminated ablaze, aglow, bright, brilliant, burnished, clear, cloudless, flashing, fluorescent, glossy, glowing, lambent, lucent, luminous, lustrous, phosphorescent, polished, radiant, refulgent, resplendent, rich, scintillant, shining,… …   New thesaurus

  • Light — Light, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t [e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[=y]htan, l[=i]htan, to shine. [root]122. See {Light}, n.] 1. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light Up — (Japanese:美術館 bijutsukan ) is a binary determination logic puzzle published by Nikoli. As of 2006, two books consisting entirely of Light Up puzzles have been published by Nikoli.Rules Light Up is played on a rectangular grid of white and black… …   Wikipedia

  • Light — Light, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t [e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[=i]htan to alight orig., to relieve (a horse) of the rider s burden, to make less heavy, fr. l[=i]ht light. See {Light} not heavy, and cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light — (l[imac]t), a. [AS. le[ o]ht. See {Light}, n.] [Compar. {Lighter} (l[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Lightest}.] 1. Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light. [1913 Webster] 2. White or whitish; not intense or very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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