Definition of Light


  • a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    "do you have a light?"
  • a visual warning signal
    "they saw the light of the beacon"
    "there was a light at every corner"
  • a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
    - inner light - light within - christ within
  • public awareness
    "it brought the scandal to light"
  • 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"
  • mental understanding as an enlightening experience
    "he finally saw the light"
    "can you shed light on this problem?"
  • having abundant light or illumination
    "they played as long as it was light"
    "as long as the lighting was good"
  • a person regarded very fondly
    "the light of my life"
  • the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
    "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
  • a condition of spiritual awareness
    divine illumination
    "follow God's light"
  • an illuminated area
    "he stepped into the light"
  • the quality of being luminous
    emitting or reflecting light
    "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
    - brightness level
  • a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
    "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
  • any device serving as a source of illumination
    "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
    - light source
  • (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
    - visible light - visible radiation


  • alight from (a horse)
    - get off - get down
  • fall to somebody by assignment or lot
    "The task fell to me"
    "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
  • cause to start burning
    subject to fire or great heat
    "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"
    "Light a cigarette"
  • to come to rest, settle
    "Misfortune lighted upon him"
  • begin to smoke
    "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
    - light up - fire up
  • make lighter or brighter
    "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
    - light up


  • casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    "her easy virtue"
    "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"
    "wanton behavior"
  • (of sleep) easily disturbed
    "in a light doze"
    "a light sleeper"
    "a restless wakeful night"
  • having relatively few calories
    "diet cola"
    "light (or lite) beer"
    "lite (or light) mayonnaise"
    "a low-cal diet"
    - low cal - calorie free
  • designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
    "light aircraft"
    "a light truck"
  • silly or trivial
    "idle pleasure"
    "light banter"
    "light idle chatter"
  • intended primarily as entertainment
    not serious or profound
    "light verse"
    "a light comedy"
  • having little importance
    "losing his job was no light matter"
  • less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
    "a light pound"
    "a scant cup of sugar"
    "regularly gives short weight"
  • marked by temperance in indulgence
    "abstemious with the use of adverbs"
    "a light eater"
    "a light smoker"
    "ate a light supper"
  • very thin and insubstantial
    "thin paper"
    "light summer dresses"
  • 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 headed
  • (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
    "light water is ordinary water"
  • of little intensity or power or force
    "the light touch of her fingers"
    "a light breeze"
  • demanding little effort
    not burdensome
    "light housework"
    "light exercise"
  • moving easily and quickly
    "the dancer was light and graceful"
    "a lightsome buoyant step"
    "walked with a light tripping step"
  • (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"
  • (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
    "light soil"
  • easily assimilated in the alimentary canal
    not rich or heavily seasoned
    "a light diet"
  • (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"
  • characterized by or emitting light
    "a room that is light when the shutters are open"
    "the inside of the house was airy and light"
  • psychologically light
    especially free from sadness or troubles
    "a light heart"
  • 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"
  • of the military or industry
    using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
    "light infantry"
    "light cavalry"
    "light industry"
    "light weapons"
  • (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
    "light blue"
    "light colors such as pastels"
    "a light-colored powder"
    - light colored
  • 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"


  • with few burdens
    "experienced travellers travel light"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble light

18 unscramble word found using the letters light.

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