1. [ noun ] (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
Synonyms: visible_light visible_radiation

"the light was filtered through a soft glass window"

Related terms: actinic_radiation sunlight fluorescence beam meteor moonlight dusk daylight firelight lamplight radiance incandescence luminescence candlelight twilight starlight counterglow torchlight streamer scintillation gaslight friar's_lantern half-light corona glow electromagnetic_spectrum physics
2. [ noun ] any device serving as a source of illumination
Synonyms: light_source

"he stopped the car and turned off the lights"

Related terms: source_of_illumination headlight searchlight torch flood blinker room_light night-light navigation_light sidelight panel_light houselights strip_lighting jacklight theater_light nightlight fairy_light anchor_light
3. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: heavy buoyant lightweight chiffon feathery bantamweight featherweight lightweight low-density lighter-than-air flyweight airy weight
4. [ noun ] a particular perspective or aspect of a situation

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

Related terms: position
5. [ verb ] make lighter or brighter
Synonyms: illuminate illumine light_up illume

"This lamp lightens the room a bit"

Related terms: lighten floodlight spotlight illumination
6. [ verb ] begin to smoke
Synonyms: fire_up light_up

"After the meal, some of the diners lit up"

Related terms: ignite smoke
7. [ noun ] (physics) the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
Synonyms: luminosity luminousness luminance brightness_level brightness

"its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

Related terms: physical_property luminescence illuminance incandescence bright dull
8. [ adjective ] (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
Synonyms: light-colored

"light blue" "light colors such as pastels" "a light-colored powder"

Related terms: dark pale pastel powdery palish white value
9. [ noun ] an illuminated area

"he stepped into the light"

Related terms: scene
10. [ adjective ] (military) of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment

"light infantry" "light cavalry" "light industry" "light weapons"

Related terms: heavy light-armed light-armed
11. [ noun ] (religion) a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
Synonyms: illumination

"follow God's light"

Related terms: condition condition
12. [ noun ] the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
Synonyms: lightness

"he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"

Related terms: visual_property brightness aura highlight sunniness dark
13. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: heavy easy
14. [ verb ] to come to rest, settle
Synonyms: alight perch

: "Misfortune lighted upon him."

Related terms: land
15. [ adjective ] psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles

"a light heart"

Related terms: heavy fooling
16. [ noun ] a person regarded very fondly

"the light of my life"

Related terms: friend
17. [ adjective ] characterized by or emitting light

"a room that is light when the shutters are open" "the inside of the house was airy and light"

Related terms: dark illuminated illuminated bright sunlit illuminating ablaze incandescent livid phosphorescent fluorescent luminescent white lamplit lighting-up floodlit candescent bioluminescent
18. [ noun ] brightness and animation of countenance
Synonyms: spark sparkle

"he had a sparkle in his eye"

Related terms: expression vitality
19. [ verb ] cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
Synonyms: ignite

"Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter." "Light a cigarette."

Related terms: extinguish burn light_up flare_up kindle kindle reignite light_up ignition ignition lighter igniter burn
20. [ adjective ] used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress
Synonyms: weak unaccented

"a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable" "a weak stress on the second syllable"

Related terms: unstressed
21. [ adjective ] (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
Synonyms: sandy friable

"light sandy soil"

Related terms: loose
22. [ adjective ] easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned

"a light diet"

Related terms: digestible
23. [ noun ] (psychology) mental understanding as an enlightening experience

"he finally saw the light" "can you shed light on this problem?"

Related terms: insight
24. [ noun ] having abundant light or illumination
Synonyms: lighting

: "they played as long as it was light" or "as long as the lighting was good"

Related terms: dark illumination
25. [ adjective ] moving easily and quickly; nimble
Synonyms: tripping lightsome

"the dancer was light and graceful" "a lightsome buoyant step" "walked with a light tripping step"

Related terms: light-footed
26. [ adjective ] (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
Synonyms: clear unclouded clean

"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"

Related terms: pure
27. [ noun ] public awareness

"it brought the scandal to light"

Related terms: public_knowledge
28. [ adjective ] demanding little effort; not burdensome

"light housework" "light exercise"

Related terms: undemanding
29. [ adjective ] of little intensity or power or force

"the light touch of her fingers" "a light breeze"

Related terms: heavy easy
30. [ adjective ] (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average

"light water is ordinary water"

Related terms: heavy chemistry
31. [ adjective ] having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened

"light pastries"

Related terms: leavened
32. [ verb ] get off (a horse)
Synonyms: dismount get_down get_off unhorse
Related terms: descend riding
33. [ adjective ] silly or trivial
Synonyms: idle

"idle pleasure" "light banter" "light idle chatter"

Related terms: frivolous
34. [ adjective ] having little importance

"losing his job was no light matter"

Related terms: insignificant
35. [ verb ] fall to somebody by assignment or lot
Synonyms: fall

: "The task fell to me" "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"

Related terms: fall fall accrue
36. [ adjective ] less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
Synonyms: scant short

"a light pound" "a scant cup of sugar" "regularly gives short weight"

Related terms: insufficient
37. [ adjective ] very thin and insubstantial
Synonyms: flimsy

"thin paper" "flimsy voile" "light summer dresses"

Related terms: thin
38. [ adjective ] (sexuality) casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
Synonyms: loose promiscuous sluttish wanton easy

"her easy virtue" "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women" "wanton behavior"

Related terms: unchaste
39. [ noun ] (religion) a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
Synonyms: Light_Within Christ_Within Inner_Light
Related terms: ethical_motive
40. [ adjective ] intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound

"light verse" "a light comedy"

Related terms: frivolous
41. [ noun ] a visual warning signal

"they saw the light of the beacon" "there was a light at every corner"

Related terms: visual_signal traffic_light
42. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1847
43. [ adjective ] weak and likely to lose consciousness
Synonyms: light-headed faint swooning lightheaded

"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"

Related terms: ill
44. [ adjective ] marked by temperance in indulgence
Synonyms: abstemious

"abstemious meals" "a light eater" "a light smoker" "ate a light supper"

Related terms: temperate
45. [ adverb ] with few burdens
Synonyms: lightly

"experienced travellers travel light"

46. [ adjective ] weak and likely to lose consciousness
Synonyms: faint light-headed swooning

"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"

Related terms: ill
47. [ adjective ] designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight

"light aircraft" "a light truck"

Related terms: light-duty
48. [ adjective ] having relatively few calories
Synonyms: lite low-cal diet

"diet cola" "light (or lite) beer" "lite (or light) mayonnaise" "a low-cal diet"

Related terms: nonfat
49. [ adjective ] (of sleep) easily disturbed
Synonyms: wakeful

"in a light doze" "a light sleeper" "a restless wakeful night"

Related terms: shallow
50. [ noun ] a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
Synonyms: igniter ignitor lighter

"do you have a light?"

Related terms: device match match fuse cigarette_lighter cigar_lighter light_up ignite
Similar spelling:   Lighty