Associations to the word «Light»


LIGHT, noun. (uncountable) The natural medium emanating from the Sun and other very hot sources (now recognised as electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength of 400-750 nm), within which vision is possible.
LIGHT, noun. A source of illumination.
LIGHT, noun. Spiritual or mental illumination; enlightenment, useful information.
LIGHT, noun. (in the plural) (now rare) Facts; pieces of information; ideas, concepts.
LIGHT, noun. A notable person within a specific field or discipline.
LIGHT, noun. (painting) The manner in which the light strikes 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.
LIGHT, noun. A point of view, or aspect from which a concept, person or thing is regarded.
LIGHT, noun. A flame or something used to create fire.
LIGHT, noun. A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or coloured flame.
LIGHT, noun. A window, or space for a window in architecture.
LIGHT, noun. The series of squares reserved for the answer to a crossword clue.
LIGHT, noun. (informal) A cross-light in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.
LIGHT, noun. Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity.
LIGHT, noun. The power of perception by vision.
LIGHT, noun. The brightness of the eye or eyes.
LIGHT, noun. A traffic light, or, by extension, an intersection controlled by one.
LIGHT, verb. (transitive) To start (a fire).
LIGHT, verb. (transitive) To set fire to; to set burning; to kindle.
LIGHT, verb. (transitive) To illuminate.
LIGHT, verb. (intransitive) To become ignited; to take fire.
LIGHT, verb. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.
LIGHT, adjective. Having light.
LIGHT, adjective. Pale in colour.
LIGHT, adjective. (of coffee) Served with extra milk or cream.
LIGHT, adjective. Of low weight; not heavy.
LIGHT, adjective. Lightly-built; designed for speed or small loads.
LIGHT, adjective. ​Gentle; having little force or momentum.
LIGHT, adjective. Easy to endure or perform.
LIGHT, adjective. Low in fat, calories, alcohol, salt, etc.
LIGHT, adjective. Unimportant, trivial, having little value or significance.
LIGHT, adjective. (rail transport) (of a locomotive) (usually with "run") travelling with no carriages, wagons attached
LIGHT, adjective. (obsolete) Unchaste, wanton.
LIGHT, adjective. Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons.
LIGHT, adjective. Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
LIGHT, adjective. (dated) Easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile.
LIGHT, adjective. Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; lacking dignity or solemnity; frivolous; airy.
LIGHT, adjective. Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy.
LIGHT, adjective. Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished.
LIGHT, adjective. Easily interrupted by stimulation.
LIGHT, adverb. Carrying little.
LIGHT, noun. (curling) A stone that is not thrown hard enough.
LIGHT, verb. (nautical) To unload a ship, or to jettison material to make it lighter
LIGHT, verb. To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.
LIGHT, verb. To find by chance.
LIGHT, verb. (archaic) To alight; to land or come down.
LIGHT, proper noun. A surname​.
LIGHT A FIRE UNDER, verb. (idiomatic) To motivate or encourage (someone) to start sooner or move faster.
LIGHT AIR, noun. (meteorology) (nautical) A light wind with wind speed between 0,3 and 1,5 m/s; a Force 1 wind strength on the Beaufort scale.
LIGHT AS A FEATHER, adjective. (simile) extremely light, having minimal weight
LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, noun. (idiomatic) A better situation after long hardship.
LIGHT BALL, noun. (military) (historical) A ball of combustible materials, used to provide light, and sometimes made so as to fired from a cannon or mortar, or to be carried up by a rocket.
LIGHT BARREL, noun. (military) (historical) An empty powder barrel pierced with holes and filled with shavings soaked in pitch, used to light up a ditch or a breach.
LIGHT BOX, noun. (illumination) Alternative form of lightbox
LIGHT BOXES, noun. Plural of light box
LIGHT BUCKET, noun. (astronomy) (idiomatic) (informal) A reflecting telescope, especially one with a relatively large aperture and suitable for observing deep sky objects such as nebulae and galaxies.
LIGHT BULB, noun. An evacuated glass bulb containing a metal filament which is heated by electrical resistance to produce light.
LIGHT BULB, noun. (by extension) An article that resembles such a bulb and converts electricity to light by any process.
LIGHT BULB, noun. (figuratively) Used in reference to the sudden arrival of a realization, an inspiration, an idea, or the like.
LIGHT BULB JOKE, noun. Any joke of the form "How many X does it take to change a light bulb?" followed by a witty riposte, usually incorporating a stereotype of X.
LIGHT BULB JOKES, noun. Plural of light bulb joke
LIGHT BULBS, noun. Plural of light bulb
LIGHT CAVALRIES, noun. Plural of light cavalry
LIGHT CAVALRY, noun. (military) A military unit consisting of lightly armed and lightly armored troops mounted on horses.
LIGHT CLAY, noun. (ceramics) Straw-clay, a mixture of straw with a dressing of dilute liquid clay or clay slip. This natural material makes use of an agricultural by-product with an abundant component of soil has good insulating qualities but is not suitable for load bearing structural elements.
LIGHT CLOCK, noun. (physics) A hypothetical clock, used to show time dilation, that would count the journeys of a single photon between two parallel mirrors.
LIGHT CONE, noun. (physics): In special relativity, the pattern describing the temporal evolution of a flash of light in Minkowski spacetime. This is modeled in 3-space using the two horizontal axes as spatial dimensions, while the vertical axis is time.
LIGHT CONES, noun. Plural of light cone
LIGHT CREAM, noun. (North America) A cream at least 18 percent of which is fat.
LIGHT CREAM, noun. (US standard of identity) Pasteurized cream at least 18 percent of which, but less than 30% of which, is milkfat, optionally homogenized, and optionally containing added flavor, nutritive sweetener, emulsifier, or stabilizer.
LIGHT CURVE, noun. (astronomy) a graph of the intensity of radiation from an astronomical object as it changes with time
LIGHT DAY, noun. (informal) (astronomy) The distance that light travels in one day
LIGHT DEPENDENT RESISTOR, noun. (physics) A photoresistor.
LIGHT ECHO, noun. A phenomenon observed in astronomy. Analogous to an echo of sound.
LIGHT ELF, noun. One of a race of elves who live above ground and are radiant.
LIGHT ELF, noun. (paganism) A daylight dwelling elf or nature spirit (as opposed to the underground dwelling dark elves or dwarves) in Heathenry.
LIGHT ELVES, noun. Plural of light elf
LIGHT ENGINE, noun. (rail transport) a locomotive running on it's own, or with other powered locomotives, with no wagons or carriages attached.
LIGHT ENGINES, noun. Plural of light engine
LIGHT FIXTURE, noun. A complete lighting unit, composed of a housing attached to a wall or ceiling, and a mount for a light source.
LIGHT GEL, noun. A thin sheet of colored plastic used to affect color temperature of lights when shooting film or video. They are held in front of a light by clipping it to the barn doors using C-47s.
LIGHT GLOBE, noun. (Australia) Light bulb.
LIGHT GLOBE, noun. A nearly evacuated glass globe containing ionized gas, which produces lightning-like patterns when touched.
LIGHT GLOBES, noun. Plural of light globe
LIGHT GUN, noun. (video games) A device resembling a gun that allows the player of a video game to target a point on the screen.
LIGHT GUNS, noun. Plural of light gun
LIGHT IN THE LOAFERS, adjective. (idiomatic) (slang) (pejorative) (dated) (euphemism) Gay; homosexual.
LIGHT INDUSTRY, noun. Any industry that does not require high capitalization or heavy machinery
LIGHT INFANTRY, noun. Ground combat soldiers who are not mechanized, and whose role is harass the enemy in front of the main body of infantry.
LIGHT INTO, verb. (transitive) To attack physically.
LIGHT INTO, verb. (transitive) To attack verbally; scold.
LIGHT METER, noun. An exposure meter.
LIGHT METERS, noun. Plural of light meter
LIGHT MICROSCOPE, noun. A scientific instrument which provides a magnified view of very small objects that are illuminated with visible light which then passes through optical lenses.
LIGHT MILL, noun. An airtight glass bulb containing a partial vacuum and a set of vanes, mounted on a spindle, which rotate when exposed to light, providing a quantitative measurement of electromagnetic radiation intensity.
LIGHT MILLS, noun. Plural of light mill
LIGHT NOVEL, noun. A Japanese novel primarily targeting young adults, typically illustrated and containing not more than 50,000 words.
LIGHT NOVELS, noun. Plural of light novel
LIGHT OF NATURE, noun. (archaic) innate wisdom or knowledge
LIGHT OF THE PROPHETS, proper noun. (Christianity) An epithet of Jesus.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD, proper noun. (Christianity) An epithet for Jesus Christ
LIGHT OIL, noun. 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 OUT, verb. (slang) (dated) To run away.
LIGHT OUT, verb. (slang) (dated) To seek to escape pursuit by fleeing.
LIGHT PAINTING, noun. (uncountable) The artistic technique of moving a light source to selectively illuminate parts of the subject or scene a camera is recording (at a slow shutter speed), or to shine directly into the camera and in this way sketch.
LIGHT PAINTING, noun. (uncountable) Camera painting, the artistic technique of moving a camera (while it records at a low shutter speed) such that light sources appear in multiple places or as streaks in the resulting photograph, the "painting".
LIGHT PAINTING, noun. (countable) A painting created using one of these techniques.
LIGHT PAINTING, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see light,‎ painting.
LIGHT PAINTINGS, noun. Plural of light painting
LIGHT PANEL, noun. A surface that uses electroluminescence to produce light
LIGHT PEN, noun. (computing) A pen-like device allowing a computer user to interact with the screen display.
LIGHT PENS, noun. Plural of light pen
LIGHT PILLAR, noun. A visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near-horizontal parallel planar surfaces.
LIGHT PILLARS, noun. Plural of light pillar
LIGHT POLLUTION, noun. An excess of artificial light, especially near urban areas, reducing visibility of stars, etc. in the night sky.
LIGHT PORTER, noun. (obsolete) (chiefly Victorian) A worker whose duties involve carrying light (i.e., not heavy) packages, as in a bank.
LIGHT PORTER, noun. A type of porter ale lighter in color than the typical dark porter.
LIGHT RAIL, noun. (US) (transport) A kind of rail passenger transport with a dedicated right of way, but crossing streets at grade, usually for commuters, powered by electricity, and with lower construction costs than traditional railroads.
LIGHT RAILS, noun. Plural of light rail
LIGHT RAILWAY, noun. (UK) Alternative form of light rail
LIGHT ROLLER, noun. (cricket) The lighter of the rollers used for flattening the pitch between innings
LIGHT ROLLERS, noun. Plural of light roller
LIGHT SAIL, noun. (astronautics) a solar sail.
LIGHT SAILS, noun. Plural of light sail
LIGHT SECOND, noun. (astronomy) (physics) A unit of length equal to the distance light travels in one second
LIGHT SHOW, noun. (dated) A display of coloured lights that move in shifting patterns.
LIGHT SKIRT, noun. (idiom) Alternative spelling of lightskirt
LIGHT SKIRT, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see light,‎ skirt.
LIGHT SKIRTS, noun. Plural of light skirt
LIGHT SKIRTS, noun. Synonym of lightskirt.
LIGHT SOMEONE'S FIRE, verb. To excite, to turn on.
LIGHT SOURCE, noun. A source of illumination.
LIGHT SOURCES, noun. Plural of light source
LIGHT SPECTRUM, noun. (physics) The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to humans.
LIGHT SPECTRUM, noun. (physics) an extension of the human-visible spectrum to include near-visible wavelengths, primarily near infrared.
LIGHT SPEED, noun. Alternative form of lightspeed
LIGHT SUSSEX, noun. A breed of poultry.
LIGHT SWITCH, noun. A switch, usually one on a wall in a building, used to turn on or off the light.
LIGHT SWITCHES, noun. Plural of light switch
LIGHT TABLE, noun. A viewing device that illuminates what is placed on it, used for drawing frames of animation, for reviewing X-ray images, etc.
LIGHT UP, verb. (transitive) To bring light to something, to brighten.
LIGHT UP, verb. (intransitive) To become light, to brighten.
LIGHT UP, verb. (intransitive) To light a cigarette, pipe, etc.
LIGHT UP, verb. (transitive) To make happy.
LIGHT UP, verb. (transitive) (slang) To open fire on a target or group of targets.
LIGHT UP, verb. (chiefly US) (transitive) (slang) To shock (someone) with a stun gun.
LIGHT VERB, noun. (linguistics) A thematically incomplete verb which only in combination with a predicative complement qualifies as a predicate.
LIGHT VERBS, noun. Plural of light verb
LIGHT WATER, noun. (chemistry) water in its standard form of H2O, containing two protium hydrogen atoms, as opposed to heavy water.
LIGHT YEAR, noun. (astronomy) A unit of length (abbreviation ly; equal to just under 10 trillion kilometres (1016 metres)) equal to the distance light travels in one Julian year; used to measure extremely large distances.
LIGHT YEAR, noun. (in plural light years; figurative, informal) A very long way.
LIGHT YEAR, noun. (in plural light years; figurative, informal, nonstandard) A very long time.
LIGHT YEARS, noun. Plural of light year

Dictionary definition

LIGHT, noun. (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window".
LIGHT, noun. Any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights".
LIGHT, noun. A particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand".
LIGHT, noun. The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun".
LIGHT, noun. An illuminated area; "he stepped into the light".
LIGHT, noun. A condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light".
LIGHT, noun. The visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark".
LIGHT, noun. A person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life".
LIGHT, noun. Having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good".
LIGHT, noun. Mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?".
LIGHT, noun. Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes".
LIGHT, noun. Public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light".
LIGHT, noun. A divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul.
LIGHT, noun. A visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner".
LIGHT, noun. A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?".
LIGHT, verb. Make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit".
LIGHT, verb. Begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up".
LIGHT, verb. To come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him".
LIGHT, verb. Cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette".
LIGHT, verb. Fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims".
LIGHT, verb. Alight from (a horse).
LIGHT, adverb. With few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light".
LIGHT, 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".
LIGHT, adjective. (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder".
LIGHT, adjective. Of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons".
LIGHT, 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".
LIGHT, adjective. Psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart".
LIGHT, 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".
LIGHT, adjective. (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".
LIGHT, adjective. Easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet".
LIGHT, adjective. (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light soil".
LIGHT, adjective. (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".
LIGHT, adjective. Moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step".
LIGHT, adjective. Demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise".
LIGHT, adjective. Of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze".
LIGHT, adjective. (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water".
LIGHT, adjective. 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".
LIGHT, adjective. Very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "light summer dresses".
LIGHT, adjective. Marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper".
LIGHT, adjective. Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight".
LIGHT, adjective. Having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter".
LIGHT, adjective. Intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy".
LIGHT, adjective. Silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter".
LIGHT, adjective. Designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck".
LIGHT, adjective. Having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet".
LIGHT, adjective. (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night".
LIGHT, adjective. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca