- light as a noun:
- 12 Light
- 13 light
- 15 as a verb:
- 7 as an adjective:
- 25 as a adverb:
physics Electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation:
— The light was filtered through a soft glass window.
Roget 522: interpretation, definition; explanation, explication; solution, answer; rationale; plain interpretation, simple interpretation, strict interpretation; meaning etc. 516. translation; ... show more
Polish: jasność, światło, światłość, słoneczność
Any device serving as a source of illumination:
— He stopped the car and turned off the lights.
synonym: light source.
A particular perspective or aspect of a situation.
Polish: oświetlenie, światło
The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light.
Dutch: glans, luminantie, helderheid
An illuminated area.
A condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination:
— Follow God's light.
The visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures:
— He could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark.
A person regarded very fondly.
Having abundant light or illumination:
— They played as long as it was light.
— As long as the lighting was good.
Polish: światło, oświetlenie
Mental understanding as an enlightening experience.
Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance.
Polish: iskierka, iskra
A divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul.
A visual warning signal.
A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires:
— Do you have a light?.
Dutch: aansteker, vuurtje
Make lighter or brighter:
— This lamp lightens the room a bit.
Dutch: lichten, schijnen, verlichten
To come to rest, settle:
— Misfortune lighted upon him.
Cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat:
— Light a cigarette.
Dutch: aansteken, ontsteken
Fall to somebody by assignment or lot.
Alight from (a horse).
Start or maintain a fire in.
Of comparatively little physical weight or density.
used of color Having a relatively small amount of coloring agent:
— Light blue.
— Light colors such as pastels.
— A light-colored powder.
Of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment.
Not great in degree or quantity or number.
Psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles.
Characterized by or emitting light.
used of vowels or syllables Pronounced with little or no stress:
— A syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable.
Easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned.
Polish: lekki, lekkostrawny, łatwostrawny
used of soil Loose and large-grained in consistency.
of sound or color Free from anything that dulls or dims:
— A light lilting voice like a silver bell.
Moving easily and quickly; nimble:
— The dancer was light and graceful.
— A lightsome buoyant step.
— Walked with a light tripping step.
Demanding little effort; not burdensome.
Polish: lekki, nietrudny, łatwy
Of little intensity or power or force.
physics, chemistry Not having atomic weight greater than average.
Weak and likely to lose consciousness:
— Felt light in the head.
— Light-headed with wine.
— Light-headed from lack of sleep.
Very thin and insubstantial.
Marked by temperance in indulgence:
— A light eater.
— A light smoker.
— Ate a light supper.
Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so:
— A light pound.
Having little importance.
Intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound.
Polish: lekki, łatwy
Silly or trivial:
— Light banter.
— Light idle chatter.
Roget 643: unimportant; of little account, of small account, of no account, of little importance, of no importance etc. 642; immaterial; unessential, nonessential; indifferent. subordinate etc. ... show more
Designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight.
Having relatively few calories:
— Light (or lite) beer.
— Lite (or light) mayonnaise.
Polish: chudy, nietłusty
of sleep Easily disturbed:
— In a light doze.
— A light sleeper.
Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior:
— He was told to avoid loose (or light) women.
Polish: rozwiązły, lubieżny, rozpustny
With few burdens:
— Experienced travellers travel light.
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