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English noun: lighter

1. lighter (substance) a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire


Synonymsigniter, ignitor


Broader (hypernym)fuel


Narrower (hyponym)firelighter, kindling, punk, punk, spunk, tinder, touchwood

2. lighter (artifact) a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires


SamplesDo you have a light?.


Synonymsigniter, ignitor, light


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)cigar lighter, cigarette lighter, friction match, fuse, fusee, fuze, fuzee, lucifer, match, match, pocket lighter, primer, priming

3. lighter (artifact) a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)


Synonymsbarge, flatboat, hoy


Broader (hypernym)boat


Narrower (hyponym)dredger, houseboat, Norfolk wherry, pontoon, scow, wherry


English verb: lighter

1. lighter (motion) transport in a flatbottom boat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)transport









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