Pronunciation: līt´ẽr
n.1.That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous.
2.That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc.
Then he called for a light, and sprang in.
- Acts xvi. 29.
3.The time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day.
The murderer, rising with the light, killeth the poor and needy.
- Job xxiv. 14.
4.The brightness of the eye or eyes.
5.The medium through which light is admitted, as a window, or window pane; a skylight; in architecture, one of the compartments of a window made by a mullion or mullions.
There were windows in three rows, and light was against light in three ranks.
- I Kings vii.4.
6.Life; existence.
O, spring to light, auspicious Babe, be born !
- Pope.
7.Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity.
8.The power of perception by vision.
My strength faileth me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.
- Ps. xxxviii. 10.
9.That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information.
10.Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity.
11.(Paint.) The manner in which the light strikes upon a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of a landscape or other scene; - opposed to shade. Cf. Chiaroscuro.
12.Appearance due to the particular facts and circumstances presented to view; point of view; as, to state things fairly and put them in the right light.
13.One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity.
Joan of Arc,
A light of ancient France.
- Tennyson.
14.(Pyrotech.) A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light.
Ancient lights
(Law) See under Ancient, Calcium, etc.
Light ball
(Mil.) a ball of combustible materials, used to afford light; - sometimes made so as to be fired from a cannon or mortar, or to be carried up by a rocket.
Light barrel
(Mil.) an empty power barrel pierced with holes and filled with shavings soaked in pitch, used to light up a ditch or a breach.
Light dues
(Com.) tolls levied on ships navigating certain waters, for the maintenance of lighthouses.
Light iron
a candlestick.
Light keeper
a person appointed to take care of a lighthouse or light-ship.
Light money
charges laid by government on shipping entering a port, for the maintenance of lighthouses and light-ships.
The light of the countenance
favor; kindness; smiles.
a.1.Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light.
2.White or whitish; not intense or very marked; not of a deep shade; moderately colored; as, a light color; a light brown; a light complexion.
v. t.1.To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; - sometimes with up.
[imp. & p. p. Lighted (līt"ĕd) or Lit (lĭt); p. pr. & vb. n. Lighting.]
And the largest lamp is lit.
- Macaulay.
2.To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; - often with up.
3.To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.
His bishops lead him forth, and light him on.
- Landor.
To light a fire
to kindle the material of a fire.
v. i.1.To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light.
2.To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; - with up; as, the room light up very well.
a.1.Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to be the center of gravity with force; not heavy.
2.Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load.
Ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
- Matt. xi. 29, 30.
3.Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task.
Light sufferings give us leisure to complain.
- Dryden.
4.Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment.
5.Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse.
6.Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
7.Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light.
8.Slight; not important; as, a light error.
9.Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread.
10.Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors.
11.Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind.
12.Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution.
13.Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind.
14.Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial.
Seneca can not be too heavy, nor Plautus too light.
- Shak.
15.Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy.
Are his wits safe? Is he not light of brain ?
- Shak.
16.Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered.
To a fair semblance doth light faith annex.
- Spenser.
17.Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character.
A light wife doth make a heavy husband.
- Shak.
18.Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin.
19.Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil.
Light cavalry
(Mil.) light-armed soldiers mounted on strong and active horses.
Light eater
one who eats but little.
Light infantry
infantry soldiers selected and trained for rapid evolutions.
Light of foot
a - Having a light step.
b - Fleet.
Light of heart
gay, cheerful.
Light oil
(Chem.) the oily product, lighter than water, forming the chief part of the first distillate of coal tar, and consisting largely of benzene and toluene.
Light sails
(Naut.) all the sails above the topsails, with, also, the studding sails and flying jib.
Light sleeper
one easily wakened.
- Dana.
Light weight
a prize fighter, boxer, wrestler, or jockey, who is below a standard medium weight. Cf. Feather weight, under Feather.
To make light of
to treat as of little consequence; to slight; to disregard.
To set light by
to undervalue; to slight; to treat as of no importance; to despise.
adv.1.Lightly; cheaply.
v. t.1.To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.
From his head the heavy burgonet did light.
- Spenser.
v. i.1.To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; - with from, off, on, upon, at, in.
[imp. & p. p. Lighted (līt"ĕd) or Lit (lĭt); p. pr. & vb. n. Lighting.]
When she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
- Gen. xxiv. 64.
2.To feel light; to be made happy.
It made all their hearts to light.
- Chaucer.
3.To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.
[The bee] lights on that, and this, and tasteth all.
- Sir. J. Davies.
4.To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; - with on or upon.
5.To come by chance; to happen; - with on or upon; formerly with into.
Noun1.Lightlight - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
2.Lightlight - any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
Synonyms: light source
3.light - a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
4.light - the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
5.light - an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
6.light - a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light"
Synonyms: illumination
7.light - the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
Synonyms: lightness
8.light - a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
9.light - mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
10.Lightlight - having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"
Synonyms: lighting
dark, darkness - absence of light or illumination
11.light - public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
12.light - brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"
Synonyms: sparkle, spark
13.Light - a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
14.light - a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
15.light - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
Synonyms: igniter, ignitor, lighter
Verb1.light - make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
2.light - begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
Synonyms: fire up, light up
3.light - to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him"
Synonyms: alight, perch
4.light - cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
Synonyms: ignite
5.light - fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
Synonyms: fall
6.light - get off (a horse)
Adj.1.light - 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"
heavy - of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture"
2.light - (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
Synonyms: light-colored
dark - (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue"
3.light - of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"
heavy - of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment; "heavy artillery"; "heavy infantry"; "a heavy cruiser"; "heavy guns"; "heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries"
4.light - 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"
heavy - unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
5.light - psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart"
heavy - marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"
6.light - characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
dark - devoid or partially devoid of light or brightness; shadowed or black or somber-colored; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "the theater is dark on Mondays"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"
7.light - 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"
Synonyms: unaccented, weak
8.light - easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet"
9.light - (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light sandy soil"
Synonyms: friable, sandy
10.light - (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"
Synonyms: unclouded, clean, clear
11.light - moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"
Synonyms: lightsome, tripping
12.light - demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise"
13.light - of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
heavy - of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
14.light - (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water"
heavy - (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
15.light - 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"
16.light - very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "flimsy voile"; "light summer dresses"
Synonyms: flimsy
17.light - marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious meals"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
Synonyms: abstemious
18.light - less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
Synonyms: scant, short
19.light - having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter"
20.light - intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"
21.light - silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"
Synonyms: idle
22.light - having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened; "light pastries"
23.light - designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
24.light - having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
Synonyms: lite, low-cal
25.light - (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"
Synonyms: wakeful
26.light - casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
Adv.1.light - with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"
Synonyms: lightly
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To see light in your dream, denotes a clear mind, plain understanding, and insight. Light has been shed on a once cloudy situation or problem. You have found the truth to a situation or an answer to a problem. To see a bright light in your dream, indicates that you need to move toward a higher level of awareness and feeling. 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