English adjective: light
|1.||light of comparatively little physical weight or density|
|Samples||A light load.|
Magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C.
|Similar||airy, buoyant, floaty, lighter-than-air, lightweight, low-density|
|2.||light (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent|
Light colors such as pastels.
A light-colored powder.
|Similar||pale, palish, pastel, powdery|
|3.||light of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment|
|4.||light not great in degree or quantity or number|
|Samples||A light sentence.|
A light accent.
Casualties were light.
Light snow was falling.
Light misty rain.
Light smoke from the chimney.
|5.||light psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles|
|Samples||A light heart.|
|6.||light characterized by or emitting light|
|Samples||A room that is light when the shutters are open.|
The inside of the house was airy and light.
|Similar||ablaze, autofluorescent, bioluminescent, bright, candent, candescent, floodlighted, floodlit, fluorescent, illuminated, incandescent, inflamed, lamplit, lighted, lighting-up, lit, livid, luminescent, phosphorescent, reddened, sunlit, sunstruck, well-lighted, white|
|7.||light (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress|
|Samples||A syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable.|
A weak stress on the second syllable.
|8.||light easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned|
|Samples||A light diet.|
|9.||light (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency|
|10.||light (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||clean, clear, unclouded|
|11.||light moving easily and quickly; nimble|
|Samples||The dancer was light and graceful.|
A lightsome buoyant step.
Walked with a light tripping step.
|12.||light demanding little effort; not burdensome|
|13.||light of little intensity or power or force|
|Samples||The light touch of her fingers.|
A light breeze.
|Similar||easy, gentle, soft|
|14.||light (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average|
|Samples||Light water is ordinary water.|
|Domain category||chemical science, chemistry|
|15.||light weak and likely to lose consciousness|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||faint, light-headed, lightheaded, swooning|
|16.||light very thin and insubstantial|
Light summer dresses.
|17.||light marked by temperance in indulgence|
|Samples||Abstemious with the use of adverbs.|
A light eater.
A light smoker.
Ate a light supper.
|18.||light less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so|
|Samples||A light pound.|
A scant cup of sugar.
Regularly gives short weight.
|19.||light having little importance|
|Samples||Losing his job was no light matter.|
|20.||light intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound|
A light comedy.
|21.||light silly or trivial|
Light idle chatter.
|22.||light designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight|
A light truck.
|23.||light having relatively few calories|
Light (or lite) beer.
Lite (or light) mayonnaise.
A low-cal diet.
|Synonyms||calorie-free, lite, low-cal|
|Similar||fat-free, fatless, nonfat|
|24.||light (of sleep) easily disturbed|
|Samples||In a light doze.|
A light sleeper.
A restless wakeful night.
|25.||light casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior|
|Samples||Her easy virtue.|
He was told to avoid loose (or light) women.
|Synonyms||easy, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton|
English noun: light
|1.||light (phenomenon) (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation|
|Samples||The light was filtered through a soft glass window.|
|Synonyms||visible light, visible radiation|
|Broader (hypernym)||actinic radiation, actinic ray|
|Narrower (hyponym)||beam, beam of light, candle flame, candlelight, corona, counterglow, daylight, firelight, fluorescence, friar's lantern, gaslight, gegenschein, glow, glow, glow, glowing, half-light, ignis fatuus, incandescence, irradiation, jack-o'-lantern, lamplight, light beam, luminescence, meteor, Moon, moonlight, moonshine, radiance, ray, ray of light, scintillation, shaft, shaft of light, shooting star, starlight, streamer, sun, sunlight, sunshine, torchlight, twilight, will-o'-the-wisp|
|Part meronym||electromagnetic spectrum|
|Domain category||natural philosophy, physics|
|2.||light (artifact) any device serving as a source of illumination|
|Samples||He stopped the car and turned off the lights.|
|Broader (hypernym)||source of illumination|
|Narrower (hyponym)||anchor light, blinker, fairy light, flasher, flood, flood lamp, floodlight, headlamp, headlight, houselights, jacklight, navigation light, night-light, panel light, photoflood, riding lamp, riding light, room light, running light, sconce, searchlight, sidelight, strip lighting, theater light, torch|
|3.||light (cognition) a particular perspective or aspect of a situation|
|Samples||Although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand.|
|Broader (hypernym)||perspective, position, view|
|4.||light (attribute) the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light|
|Samples||Its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun.|
|Synonyms||brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminosity, luminousness|
|Broader (hypernym)||physical property|
|Narrower (hyponym)||glow, illuminance, illumination, incandescence, luminescence|
|5.||light (location) an illuminated area|
|Samples||He stepped into the light.|
|6.||light (state) a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination|
|Samples||Follow God's light.|
|Broader (hypernym)||condition, status|
|7.||light (attribute) the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures|
|Samples||He could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark.|
|Broader (hypernym)||visual property|
|Narrower (hyponym)||aura, aureole, brightness, gloriole, glory, halo, highlight, highlighting, nimbus, sunniness|
|8.||light (person) a person regarded very fondly|
|Samples||The light of my life.|
|9.||light (state) having abundant light or illumination|
|Samples||They played as long as it was light.|
As long as the lighting was good.
|10.||light (cognition) mental understanding as an enlightening experience|
|Samples||He finally saw the light.|
Can you shed light on this problem?.
|Broader (hypernym)||brainstorm, brainwave, insight|
|11.||light (attribute) merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance|
|Samples||He had a sparkle in his eye.|
There's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes.
|Synonyms||spark, sparkle, twinkle|
|Broader (hypernym)||aspect, expression, face, facial expression, look, verve, vitality|
|12.||light (cognition) public awareness|
|Samples||It brought the scandal to light.|
|Broader (hypernym)||general knowledge, public knowledge|
|13.||Light (motive) a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul|
|Synonyms||Christ Within, Inner Light, Light Within|
|Broader (hypernym)||ethical motive, ethics, morality, morals|
|14.||light (communication) a visual warning signal|
|Samples||They saw the light of the beacon.|
There was a light at every corner.
|Broader (hypernym)||visual signal|
|Narrower (hyponym)||stoplight, traffic light, traffic signal|
|15.||light (artifact) a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires|
|Samples||Do you have a light?.|
|Synonyms||igniter, ignitor, lighter|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cigar lighter, cigarette lighter, friction match, fuse, fusee, fuze, fuzee, lucifer, match, match, pocket lighter, primer, priming|
English adverb: light
|1.||light with few burdens|
|Samples||Experienced travellers travel light.|
English verb: light
|1.||light (change) make lighter or brighter|
|Samples||This lamp lightens the room a bit.|
|Synonyms||illume, illuminate, illumine, light up|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||lighten, lighten up|
|Narrower (hyponym)||floodlight, spotlight|
|2.||light (consumption) begin to smoke|
|Samples||After the meal, some of the diners lit up.|
|Synonyms||fire up, light up|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||ignite, light|
|3.||light (motion) to come to rest, settle|
|Samples||Misfortune lighted upon him.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||land, set down|
|4.||light (weather) cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat|
|Samples||Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter.|
Light a cigarette.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||burn, combust|
|Narrower (hyponym)||conflagrate, enkindle, fire up, flare up, inflame, kindle, light, light up, light up, reignite|
|Antonyms||blow out, extinguish, quench, snuff out|
|5.||light (possession) fall to somebody by assignment or lot|
|Samples||The task fell to me.|
It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims.
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody.|
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
|Broader (hypernym)||devolve, fall, pass, return|
|Verb group||accrue, fall, fall|
|6.||light (motion) alight from (a horse)|
|Synonyms||dismount, get down, get off, unhorse|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||come down, descend, fall, go down|
|Domain category||horseback riding, riding|