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light

 
Adjective light has 26 senses
  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"
    Antonyms:
    heavy, dense, doughy, soggy, heavyweight, hefty, heavier-than-air, massive, middleweight, ponderous
  2. light, light-colored - (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
    Antonyms: dark, darkish
  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"
    Antonym:
    heavy
  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"
    Antonyms:
    heavy, harsh, thick
  5. light - psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart"
    Antonyms:
    heavy, burdensome, onerous, taxing, distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying, leaden, weighted, oppressive, weighty
  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"
    Antonyms:
    dark, Acheronian, Acherontic, Stygian, aphotic, black, pitch-black, pitch-dark, caliginous, Cimmerian, crepuscular, darkened, darkening, darkling, dim, subdued, glooming, gloomy, gloomful, lightless, unilluminated, unlighted, unlit, lightproof, light-tight, dusky, twilight, twilit, tenebrous, tenebrific, tenebrious
  7. unaccented, light, weak - 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"
    Antonym: stressed (indirect, via unstressed)
  8. light - easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet"
    Antonym:
    indigestible (indirect, via digestible)
  9. friable, light, sandy - (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light sandy soil"
    Antonym: compact (indirect, via loose)
  10. clean, clear, light, unclouded - (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"
    Antonym: impure (indirect, via pure)
  11. light, lightsome, tripping - moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"
    Antonym: heavy-footed (indirect, via light-footed)
  12. light - demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise"
    Antonym:
    demanding (indirect, via undemanding)
  13. light - of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
    Antonyms:
    heavy, big
  14. light - (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water"
    Antonym:
    heavy
  15. faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded - 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"
    Antonym: well (indirect, via ill)
  16. flimsy, light - very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "flimsy voile"; "light summer dresses"
    Antonym: thick (indirect, via thin)
  17. abstemious, light - marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious meals"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
    Antonym: intemperate (indirect, via temperate)
  18. light, scant, short - less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
    Antonym: sufficient (indirect, via insufficient)
  19. light - having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter"
    Antonyms:
    significant, important (indirect, via insignificant)
  20. light - intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"
    Antonym:
    serious (indirect, via frivolous)
  21. idle, light - silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"
    Antonym: serious (indirect, via frivolous)
  22. light - having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened; "light pastries"
    Antonym:
    unleavened (indirect, via leavened)
  23. light - designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
    Antonym:
    heavy-duty (indirect, via light-duty)
  24. light, lite, low-cal - having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
    Antonyms: fatty, fat (indirect, via nonfat)
  25. light, wakeful - (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"
    Antonym: deep (indirect, via shallow)
  26. easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton - casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
    Antonym: chaste (indirect, via unchaste)
Adverbial light has 1 sense
  1. lightly, light - with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"
Noun light has 15 senses
  1. light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
    --1 is a kind of actinic radiation, actinic ray
    --1 is a part of electromagnetic spectrum
    --1 has particulars:
     beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation; candlelight, candle flame; corona; counterglow, gegenschein; daylight; firelight; fluorescence; friar's lantern, ignis fatuus, jack-o'-lantern, will-o'-the-wisp; gaslight; radiance, glow, glowing; glow; half-light; incandescence, glow; lamplight; luminescence; meteor, shooting star; moonlight, moonshine, moon; starlight; sunlight, sunshine, sun; scintillation; streamer; torchlight; twilight
    Derived form: verb light1
  2. light, light source - any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
    --2 is a kind of source of illumination
    --2 has particulars:
     anchor light, riding light, riding lamp; blinker, flasher; fairy light; flood, floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood; headlight, headlamp; houselights; jacklight; navigation light; night-light; panel light; room light; searchlight; sidelight, running light; strip lighting; theater light; torch
    Derived form: verb light1
  3. light - a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
    --3 is a kind of
    position, view, perspective
  4. luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, light - the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
    --4 is a kind of physical property
    --4 has particulars:
     illuminance, illumination; incandescence; luminescence, glow
    Derived form: verb light1
  5. light - an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
    --5 is a kind of
    scene
    Derived form: verb light1
  6. light, illumination - a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light"
    --6 is a kind of condition, status
  7. light, lightness - the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
    --7 is a kind of visual property
    --7 has particulars:
     aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole; sunniness; highlight, highlighting; brightness
    Derived form: verb light1
  8. light - a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
    --8 is a kind of
    friend
  9. light - mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
    --9 is a kind of
    insight, brainstorm, brainwave
  10. light, lighting - having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"
    --10 is a kind of illumination
    Antonyms: dark, darkness
    Derived form: verb light1
  11. light - public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
    --11 is a kind of
    public knowledge, general knowledge
  12. sparkle, spark, light - brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"
    --12 is a kind of vitality, verve; expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face
  13. Inner Light, Light, Light Within, Christ Within - a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
    --13 is a kind of ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality
  14. light - a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
    --14 is a kind of
    visual signal
    --14 has particulars: traffic light, traffic signal, stoplight
  15. lighter, light, igniter, ignitor - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
    --15 is a kind of device
    --15 has particulars:
     cigar lighter, cigarette lighter, pocket lighter; fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, priming; match, lucifer, friction match; match
    Derived forms: verb light4, verb light2
Verb light has 6 senses
  1. light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate - make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
    --1 is one way to lighten, lighten up
    Derived forms: noun light10, noun light7, noun light5, noun light4, noun light2, noun light1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. light up, fire up, light - begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
    --2 is one way to ignite, light
    Derived form: noun light15
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    => Somebody ----s something
  3. alight, light, perch - to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him"
    --3 is one way to land, set down
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. ignite, light - cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
    --4 is one way to burn, combust
    Derived forms: noun light15, noun lighter1, noun lighter2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. fall, light - fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
    --5 is one way to fall, return, pass, devolve
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  6. unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get down - get off (a horse)
    --6 is one way to descend, fall, go down, come down
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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