(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
- "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
any device serving as a source of visible light
- "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
- "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
an illuminated area
- "he stepped into the light"
a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
- "follow God's light"
the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
- "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
a person regarded very fondly
- "the light of my life"
having abundant light or illumination: "they played as long as it was light" or "as long as the lighting was good"
mental understanding as an enlightening experience
- "can you shed light on this problem?"
- "he finally saw the light"
- "it brought the scandal to light"
a visual warning signal
- "there was a light at every corner"
- "they saw the light of the beacon"
- "Light a cigarette"
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- "A bright light"
- "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
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- "light banter"
- "a light smoker"
- "light-headed from lack of sleep"
- "light summer dresses"
- "light sandy soil"
- "felt light in the head"
- "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"
- "light-headed with wine"
- "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"
- "ate a light supper"
- "light idle chatter"
- "a light eater"
- "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
of comparatively little physical weight or density
- "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"
- "a light load"
(used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
- "light colors such as pastels"
- "light blue"
of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
- "light cavalry"
- "light industry"
- "light weapons"
- "light infantry"
not great in degree or quantity or number
- "light smoke from the chimney"
- "light misty rain"
- "light snow was falling"
- "casualties were light"
- "a light sentence"
- "a light accent"
psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles
- "a light heart"
characterized by or emitting light
- "the inside of the house was airy and light"
- "a room that is light when the shutters are open"
easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
- "a light diet"
moving easily and quickly; nimble
- "a lightsome buoyant step"
- "the dancer was light and graceful"
- "walked with a light tripping step"
demanding little effort; not burdensome
- "light housework"
- "light exercise"
of little intensity or power or force
- "the light touch of her fingers"
- "a light breeze"
(physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
- "light water is ordinary water"
less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
- "a light pound"
having little importance
- "losing his job was no light matter"
intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
- "a light comedy"
- "light verse"
having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened
- "light pastries"
designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
- "light aircraft"
- "a light truck"
(of sleep) easily disturbed
- "a light sleeper"
- "in a light doze"