English dictionary definition of:

light


Noun

  • (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
  • any device serving as a source of illumination
  • a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
  • the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
  • an illuminated area
  • a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
  • the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
  • a person regarded very fondly
  • having abundant light or illumination
  • mental understanding as an enlightening experience
  • merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
  • public awareness
  • 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

Verb

  • make lighter or brighter
  • begin to smoke
  • to come to rest, settle
  • cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
  • fall to somebody by assignment or lot
  • alight from (a horse)

Adjective

  • of comparatively little physical weight or density
  • (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
  • 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
  • of little intensity or power or force
  • (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
  • (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
  • easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
  • (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
  • (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
  • moving easily and quickly; nimble
  • demanding little effort; not burdensome
  • weak and likely to lose consciousness
  • very thin and insubstantial
  • marked by temperance in indulgence
  • less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
  • having little importance
  • intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
  • silly or trivial
  • designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
  • having relatively few calories
  • (of sleep) easily disturbed
  • casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

Adverb

  • with few burdens

Thesaurus

abstemious   alight   brightness   calorie-free   clean   clear   dismount   easy   faint   fall   idle   ignite   igniter   ignitor   illume   illuminate   illumination   illumine   light-colored   light-headed   lighter   lightheaded   lighting   lightly   lightness   lightsome   lite   loose   low-cal   luminance   luminosity   luminousness   perch   promiscuous   scant   short   sluttish   spark   sparkle   swooning   tripping   twinkle   unaccented   unclouded   unhorse   wakeful   wanton   weak  

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Scrabble score for light


Scrabble score = 9

generated at 18:28:16 on 11-02-20

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