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[n] any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
[n] a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
[n] the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
[n] brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"
[n] the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
[n] public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
[n] mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
[n] a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
[n] a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
[n] an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
[n] a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
[n] a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
[n] (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
[n] having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light" or"as long as the lighting was good"
[n] a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light"
[adv] with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"
[adj] characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
[adj] casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
[adj] (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
[adj] (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light sandy soil"
[adj] (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"
[adj] demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise"
[adj] having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
[adj] easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet"
[adj] of comparatively little physical weight or density; "a light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"
[adj] designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
[adj] psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart"
[adj] not great in degree or quantity or number; "a light sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the chimney"
[adj] (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water"
[adj] of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
[adj] moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"
[adj] of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"
[adj] having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened; "light pastries"
[adj] (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "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"
[adj] silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"
[adj] intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"
[adj] having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter"
[adj] used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress; "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable"
[adj] less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
[adj] very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "flimsy voile"; "light summer dresses"
[adj] weak and likely to lose consciousness; "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"
[v] make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
[v] begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
[v] get off (a horse)
[v] to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him."
[v] fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
[v] cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"


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