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  1. marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious meals"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. get off (a horse) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "flimsy voile"; "light summer dresses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light sandy soil" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened; "light pastries" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  48. having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  49. That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. The time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. The brightness of the eye or eyes. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. The medium through which light is admitted, as a window, or window pane; a skylight; in architecture, one of the compartments of a window made by a mullion or mullions. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. Life; existence. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. The power of perception by vision. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. Appearance due to the particular facts and circumstances presented to view; point of view; as, to state things fairly and put them in the right light. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. White or whitish; not intense or very marked; not of a deep shade; moderately colored; as, a light color; a light brown; a light complexion. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to the center of gravity with force; not heavy. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light. Webster Dictionary DB
  73. Slight; not important; as, a light error. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread. Webster Dictionary DB
  75. Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors. Webster Dictionary DB
  76. Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind. Webster Dictionary DB
  77. Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution. Webster Dictionary DB
  78. Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  79. Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial. Webster Dictionary DB
  80. Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy. Webster Dictionary DB
  81. Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered. Webster Dictionary DB
  82. Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character. Webster Dictionary DB
  83. Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin. Webster Dictionary DB
  84. Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil. Webster Dictionary DB
  85. Lightly; cheaply. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  86. To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off. Webster Dictionary DB
  87. To feel light; to be made happy. Webster Dictionary DB
  88. To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect. Webster Dictionary DB
  89. A small incandescent telltale lamp on a dynamo or battery circuit to show approximately by its brightness the voltage of the current. Webster Dictionary DB
  90. The manner in which the light strikes upon 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. Cf. Chiaroscuro. Webster Dictionary DB
  91. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; - sometimes with up. Webster Dictionary DB
  92. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; - often with up. Webster Dictionary DB
  93. To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; - with up; as, the room lights up very well. Webster Dictionary DB
  94. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; - with from, off, on, upon, at, in. Webster Dictionary DB
  95. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; - with on or upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  96. To come by chance; to happen; - with on or upon; formerly with into. Webster Dictionary DB
  97. That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to which the human eye is sensitive. Light is about 400 to 800 nanometers in wavelength, i.e., between the ultraviolet and infrared spectra. Medical Dictionary DB
  98. The condition of illumination upon which sight depends; opposite to darkness; as, the light of day; that which illuminates, as the sun, a candle, etc.; the brightness so given out; appearance from a special point of view; as, your explanation puts the matter in a new light; clear mental vision or that which gives it; as, to throw light on a problem; a window, or a pane of glass in a window. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  99. Clear; bright; not dark; blond; not heavy or burdensome; delicate; not massive; gay; trifting; unimportant; nimble; short in weight; well raised, as bread; graceful; undignified; dizzy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  100. To set fire to; cause to shine and give forth brightness; furnish with, or guide by, a light. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  101. To take fire; to begin to give forth brightness; usually followed by up; as, her face lighted up; to come down, fall, or settle, or to find by chance; with on or upon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  102. Lightness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  103. Lighted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  104. Lighting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  105. Ethereal waves to which the retina is sensitive and which thus render visible the object whence they proceed. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  106. That which shines or is brilliant: the agent by which objects are rendered visible: the power of vision: day: dawn of day: that which gives light, as the sun, a candle: the illuminated part of a picture: (fig.) mental or spiritual illumination: enlightenment: knowledge: public view: point of view: a conspicuous person: an aperture for admitting light: (B.) prosperity, favor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  107. Not dark: bright: whitish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  108. To give light to: to set fire to: to attend with a light:-pr.p. lighting; pa.t. and pa.p. lighted or lit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  109. LIGHTER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  110. Not heavy: easily suffered or performed: easily digested: not heavily armed: active: not heavily burdened: unimportant: not dense or copious: gentle: easily influenced: gay, lively: amusing: unchaste: not of legal weight: loose, sandy: (B.) idle, worthless. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  111. (followed by on, upon) To stoop from flight: to settle: to rest: to come to by chance: (fol. by down, from) to descend, to alight:-pr.p. lighting; pa.t. and pa.p. lighted or lit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  112. Lit or lighted. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  113. Not heavy; easy; active; notdeuse; unimportant; not grave. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  114. That by which things are made visible; illumination; anything that illuminates, as a lamp, &c.; daytime.; knowledge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  115. To give light to; kindle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  116. To settle; dismount; come by chance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  117. To set fire to or take fire; inflame; kindle; illuminate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  118. To alight, as a bird. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  119. To happen or stumble, as by chance; followed by on or upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  120. Full of light; bright; faint or pale on color. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  121. Having little weight. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  122. Trifling; trivial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  123. Easy in movement; cheerful; frivolous; gay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  124. That which renders objects visible; anything that gives light, as acandle, window, etc.; aspect; perception. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  125. Bright; not dark; whitish; not deep. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  126. Not heavy; easy to be endured; easy to be performed; easy to be digested; not heavily armed; carrying what is light; active; nimble; not encumbered; not deeply laden; not important; not dense; not copious; not violent; moderate; easily influenced; gay; indulging levity; unchaste; not of legal weight; loose; sandy; giddy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  127. Lightly; cheaply. To set light by, to undervalue; to treat as of no importance. To make light of, to treat as of little consequence; to disregard. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  128. That physical element, agent, or force in virtue of which we see; anything from which it emanates, or that which gives light; anything of the nature of light or its source; knowledge; enlightenment; that which constitutes day; the dawn of day; one who can enlighten; a visible state; public view; conspicuous position; that which admits light; a window; the manner in which the light strikes upon a picture; the illuminated part of a picture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  129. To set fire to; to give light to; to spread; to kindle; to ignite; to enlighten. The light of the countenance, favour; smiles. To stand in one's own light, to be the means of preventing one's own good. To come to light, to be detected. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  130. To lighten. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  131. To happen to find; to alight; to stoop from flight; to settle; to rest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  132. The agent or medium by which objects are rendered visible to the eye; day; anything which gives light; a candle; a lamp; knowledge; means of knowing; explanation; aspect; point to which the view may be directed; existence; time of prosperity; in painting, the illuminated part of a picture, as opposed to shade. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  133. Not dark or obscure; bright; clear. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  134. To set on fire; to kindle or ignite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  135. Easy to be lifted or carried; not difficult; easy to be borne; active; nimble; swift; not dense or heavy; not grave or serious; loose; not chaste. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  136. To descend from a horse or carriage; to settle; to stoop from flight; to fall in a particular direction; to fall; to strike on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  137. A window, or opening in the wall for the admission of light Also a privilege or easement to have light admitted into one's building by the openings made for | LIGHT-HOUSE 728 LIMITATION that purpose, without obstruction or obscuration by the walls of adjacent or neighboring structures. thelawdictionary.org
  138. The manner in which the light strikes upon 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. Cf. Chiaroscuro. mso.anu.edu.au
  139. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; -- sometimes with up. mso.anu.edu.au
  140. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up. mso.anu.edu.au
  141. To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with up; as, the room lights up very well. mso.anu.edu.au
  142. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in. mso.anu.edu.au
  143. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon. mso.anu.edu.au
  144. To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into. mso.anu.edu.au
  145. the offspring of the divine command ( Genesis 1:3 ). "All the more joyous emotions of the mind, all the pleasing sensations of the frame, all the happy hours of domestic intercourse were habitually described among the Hebrews under imagery derived from light" ( 1 Kings 11:36 ; Isaiah 58:8 ; Esther 8:16 ; Psalms 97:11 ). Light came also naturally to typify true religion and the felicity it imparts ( Psalms 119:105 ; Isaiah 8:20 ; Matthew 4:16 , etc.), and the glorious inheritance of the redeemed ( Colossians 1:12 ; Revelation 21:23-25 ). God is said to dwell in light inaccessible ( 1 Timothy 6:16 ). It frequently signifies instruction ( Matthew 5:16 ; John 5:35 ). In its highest sense it is applied to Christ as the "Sun of righteousness" ( Malachi 4:2 ; Luke 2:32 ; John 1:7-9 ). God is styled "the Father of lights" ( James 1:17 ). It is used of angels ( 2 Corinthians 11:14 ), and of John the Baptist, who was a "burning and a shining light" ( John 5:35 ), and of all true disciples, who are styled "the light of the world" ( Matthew 5:14 ). biblestudytools.com
  146. The manner in which the light strikes upon 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. Cf. Chiaroscuro. dictgcide_fs
  147. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; sometimes with up. dictgcide_fs
  148. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; often with up. dictgcide_fs
  149. To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; with up; as, the room light up very well. dictgcide_fs
  150. Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to be the center of gravity with force; not heavy. dictgcide_fs
  151. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; with from, off, on, upon, at, in. dictgcide_fs
  152. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; with on or upon. dictgcide_fs
  153. To come by chance; to happen; with on or upon; formerly with into. dictgcide_fs
  154. l[=i]t, n. that which shines or is brilliant: the agent by which objects are rendered visible: the power of vision: day: dawn of day: that which gives light, as the sun, a candle: the illuminated part of a picture: means of communicating fire or light: a lighthouse: (fig.) mental or spiritual illumination: enlightenment: knowledge: public view: point of view: a conspicuous person: an aperture for admitting light: (B.) prosperity, favour.--adj. not dark: bright: whitish.--v.t. to give light to: to set fire to: to attend with a light.--v.i. to become light or bright:--pr.p. light'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. light'ed or lit.--adj. LIGHT'ABLE.--n. LIGHT'-BALL, a composition of saltpetre, sulphur, resin, and linseed-oil formed into a ball, and used by soldiers to give light during military operations.--n.pl. LIGHT'-DUES, tolls taken from ships in certain waters, for the maintenance of lighthouses.--ns. LIGHT'ER; LIGHT'HOUSE, a tower-like construction exhibiting a light for indicating to vessels, when nearing a port or coasting along shore, the proximity of rocks, shoals, and other dangers; LIGHT'HOUSE-MAN, LIGHT'-KEEP'ER, the keeper of a lighthouse.--adj. LIGHT'LESS.--ns. LIGHT'NESS; LIGHT'-ROOM, in a man-of-war, a small room separated from the magazine by thick glass windows, and used to illuminate it: the room in a lighthouse containing the lighting apparatus; LIGHT'-SHIP, a stationary ship carrying a light and serving the purpose of a lighthouse in very deep waters.--adj. LIGHT'SOME, full of light.--n. LIGHT'WAVE, a wave of the luminous ether.--LIGHT OF NATURE, intellectual perception or intuition: (theol.) man's capacity of discovering truth unaided by revelation.--BETWEEN THE LIGHTS, in the twilight; BETWEEN TWO LIGHTS, under cover of darkness; BRING TO LIGHT, to reveal; CHILDREN OF LIGHT, Christians as under the illumination of the Divine light, that illumination which comes directly from God; COME TO LIGHT, to be revealed; FIXED LIGHT, in lighthouses, a light which is maintained steadily without change, as opposed to a revolving light; FLOATING LIGHT, a light displayed at the mast-head of a lightship to show dangers to navigation; FOOT, GROUND, LIGHTS, a row of lights used on a stage to light up the base of a scene; INNER LIGHT, spiritual illumination, light divinely imparted; NORTHERN LIGHTS, aurora borealis; SEE THE LIGHT, to come into view; STAND IN ONE'S OWN LIGHT, to hinder one's own advantage. [A.S. leóht; Ger. licht.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  155. l[=i]t, adj. not heavy: of short weight: easily suffered or performed: easily digested: not heavily armed: active: not heavily burdened: unimportant: not dense or copious or intense: gentle: gay, lively: amusing: unchaste: loose, sandy: giddy, delirious: idle, worthless.--vs.t. LIGHT, LIGHT'EN, to make less heavy: to alleviate, cheer.--advs. LIGHT, LIGHT'LY (Shak.), commonly, usually.--adj. LIGHT'-ARMED, armed in a manner suitable for active service.--ns. LIGHT'ER, a large open boat used in unloading and loading ships; LIGHT'ERAGE, price paid for unloading ships by lighters: the act of thus unloading; LIGHT'ERMAN.--adjs. LIGHT'-FING'ERED, light or active with one's fingers: thievish; LIGHT'-FOOT, -ED, nimble, active; LIGHT'FUL (rare), cheery, happy; LIGHT'-HAND'ED, with light or dexterous touch: having little in the hand: empty-handed: insufficiently manned; LIGHT'-HEAD'ED, giddy in the head: delirious: thoughtless: unsteady.--n. LIGHT'-HEAD'EDNESS.--adj. LIGHT'-HEART'ED, light or merry of heart: free from anxiety: cheerful.--adv. LIGHT'-HEART'EDLY.--n. LIGHT'-HEART'EDNESS.--adj. LIGHT'-HEELED, swift of foot.--ns. LIGHT'-HORSE, light-armed cavalry; LIGHT'-HORSE'MAN; LIGHT'-IN'FANTRY, infantry lightly or not heavily armed.--adjs. LIGHT'-LEGGED, swift of foot; LIGHT'-MIND'ED, having a light or unsteady mind: not considerate.--ns. Light'-MIND'EDNESS; LIGHT'NESS (Shak.), light-headedness; LIGHT'NING (Shak.), an exhilaration of the spirits; LIGHT'-O'-LOVE, a capricious and wanton woman: an old dance tune.--n.pl. LIGHTS, the lungs.--adj. LIGHT'SOME, light, gay, lively, cheering.--n. LIGHT'SOMENESS.--adj. LIGHT'-SPIR'ITED, having a cheerful spirit.--n. LIGHT'-WEIGHT, in sporting and especially boxing, a man or animal of a certain weight prescribed by the rules, intermediate between the middle-weight and the feather-weight: a person of little importance.--adj. LIGHT'-WINGED, having light wings: volatile.--MAKE LIGHT OF, to treat as of little consequence. [A.S. leóht; Ger. leicht, Ice. léttr; L. l[)e]vis.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  156. l[=i]t, v.i. (with on, upon) to stoop from flight: to settle: to rest: to come by chance: (with down, from) to descend, to alight:--pr.p. light'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. light'ed or lit.--v.i. LIGHT'EN UPON' (Pr. Bk.), to alight or descend upon. [A.S. líhtan, to dismount, lit. 'make light,' relieve of a burden.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  157. An extremely rare fluid; diffused over the universe; emanating from the sun and fixed stars; traversing more than four millions of leagues in a minute; passing through transparent bodies, which refract it according to their density and combustibility; and arrested by opake bodies, by which it is reflected at an angle equal to the angle of incidence. It ts the cause of colour in all bodies, being entirely reflected by white surfaces and absorbed by black. It is decomposed in passing through a transparent prism into seven rays-red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and violet. Light acts upon the body as a gentle and salutary stimulus. It urges to exercise, whilst privation of it induces sleep and inactivity, and disposes to obesity. Fence it is, that, in rural economy, animals which are undergoing the process of fattening are kept in obscurity. When vegetables are deprived of light, their nutrition is interfered with, and they become etiolated. To a certain extent this applies to animals, and there is every reason to believe, that want of light prevents the due development of organized bodies. It has been found that, when tadpoles were deprived of light, they did not undergo the perfect metamorphosis into the frog, but that monstrosities from arrest of development were induced. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  158. A form of molecular energy which acts upon the retina, producing peculiar sensations by which we are made aware of differences in form, color, and intensity of brightness and shade. See Vision. na
  159. The natural agent that stimulates the sense of sight; medium or condition of space in which sight is possible (opp. darkness); appearance of brightness (NORTHERN ll.; ZODIACAL l.; saw a distant l.); sensation peculiar to optic nerve; amount of illumination in place (in a good l., easily visible), one\'s fair or ordinary share of this (stand in one\'s l., deprive him of this, fig. prejudice his chances); vivacity in person\'s eyes; favouring aspect (l. of one\'s countenance, his favour, approving presence, or sanction, often iron.); sun\'s direct or diffused or reflected rays, daylight, (see the l., be born); being visible or exposed (come, bring, to l., be revealed, reveal); (Poet.) eyesight, (slang, pl.) eyes; object from which brightness emanates (l. of one\'s eyes, beloved person), sun or other heavenly body, ignited candle or lamp or the like, (collect.) lamps &c. illuminating place, beacon lamp esp. of ship or lighthouse, lighthouse, (fig.) eminent person or luminary (often shining l.); mental illumination, elucidation (throw, shed, l. upon, help to explain), enlightenment (by the l. of nature, without aid of revelation or teaching; men of l. & LEADING), (pl.) facts or discoveries serving to explain subject (we have many new ll. upon it since then), (pl.) one\'s natural or acquired mental powers (usu. do one\'s best &c. according to one\'s ll.), (sing.) aspect in which thing is viewed (in the l. of these facts, with the help given by them; appeared in the l. of a scoundrel, seemed to be one; place thing in a good l., represent it favourably), (in acrostic puzzles) one of the words whose initial& final letters make up the answer; (Theol.) brightness of heaven, illumination of soul by divine truth; window or opening in wall for admission of l., perpendicular division of mullioned window, glazed compartment of side or roof in greenhouse; (Paint.) illuminated surface, part of picture represented as lighted up; (Law) light falling on windows, the obstruction of which by neighbour is illegal (Ancient Ll., inscription giving notice of this); flame or spark serving to ignite (strike a l., produce this with match &c.), thing used for igniting, spill, taper, match; l. due, duty, toll on ships for maintenance of lighthouses (tower or other structure) & lightships (moored or anchored) containing beacon ll. for warning or guiding ships at sea. Hence lightless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  160. Well provided with l., not dark; pale-coloured (often prefixed to adjj. & nn. of colour, as a l.-blue ribbon, I prefer l. blue). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  161. (lit or lighted; as attrib. adj., lighted is usu.). Set (lamp &c., fire, combustible) burning (often up; l. up abs., begin to smoke pipe &c., also kindle the ll. in street or room at dusk), (of fuel, lamp, &c.) take fire, begin to burn; give l. to (room, street, &c.; l. up, l. brightly or make conspicuous by l.); brighten (t. & i., with eyes, face, &c., as obj. or subj.) with animation; show (person his) way or surroundings with a l. Hence (-)lighter, see -ER (1,2), n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  162. Of little weight, not heavy, (l.-armed, with l. equipment& weapons); deficient in weight (l. coin, gold, &c.); of small specific gravity; having or intended for a small load (l. ship, unladen; l. waterline &c., that of ship when l.; l. engine, with no train attached; l. railway, for l. traffic; l. porter; l. horse, l.-armed cavalry, & so l. horseman, l. infantry; l. marching order, in which only arms& ammunition are taken), (of ship, cart, &c.) made lightly for small loads& quick movement; (of building) not looking heavy, graceful, elegant; acting gently, applied delicately, not violent, (l. hand, lit., & fig. =tactful management, whence light-handed a., lighthandedly adv., light-handedness n.; l. touch, blow, wind, step, &c.); not dense or tenacious, porous, friable, (l. soil, bread); easy of digestion; (of wine or beer) not strong; (of syllable) unemphatic; not important (make l. of, treat as of no consequence, slight, trivial, venial, not grave, jesting, thoughtless, frivolous (whence light-minded a., light-mindedness n.); wanton, unchaste, (esp. of women or their conduct); nimble, quick-moving, (l. of foot; l. heels, whence light-heeled a.; l. movements; l. rhythm; l. fingers, good at stealing, whence light-fingered a.); fickle, inconstant; easily borne (l. punishment, taxation, rule, expense) or done (l. work, task); aimed or aiming at entertainment merely (l. literature, writer, comedy, comedian); (of sleep) easily disturbed, not profound, (so l. sleeper); free from sorrow, cheerful, sanguine, (l. heart only; did it with a l. heart, sanguinely, often rashly; so light-hearted a., light-heartedly adv., light-heartedness n.); delirious (now only in light-headed a., light-headedness n.); l.-bob; light foot, springy, nimble; l.-o\'-love, fickle woman, harlot; l.-skirts, woman of l. character; l.-weight a., l. weight n., (man or animal) below average weight, esp. in boxing not over 10 st.; hence lightly adv., lightness n. (Adv.) in l. manner (esp. tread, sleep, l.; l. come l. go, what is easily gained is soon lost). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  163. (lit or lighted). (Naut.) lift (rope &c.) along, lend a hand in hauling ropes &c.; (archaic) alight, descend, come down; chance, come by chance, (up)on. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  164. Ethereal vibration which gives origin to the visual sense. American pocket medical dictionary.
  165. n. [Anglo-Saxon] That which shines and makes objects perceptible to sight;— an imponderable ethereal fluid propagated from a luminous body, and diffused through all surrounding space, as opposed to darkness the diffusion of luminous rays from the sun; day the dawn; anything that gives light; candle; lamp; taper; light-house &c.;— medium of light; glass-pane window;— manner in which the light falls; position of a scene or picture; the illuminated part, as opposed to shade;— explanation; illustration;— mental or spiritual enlightenment; instruction; information;— open view; a visible state or condition;— a time of prosperity and happiness; life; existence;— the source of spiritual or saving knowledge;— a spiritual teacher, guide, or example. Cabinet Dictionary

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