1. Of comparatively little physical weight or density (synset 301189951)
    "a light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"
  2. (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent (synset 300409737)
    "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
  3. Of the military or industry;
    Using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment (synset 301196589)
    "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"
  4. Not great in degree or quantity or number (synset 301194536)
    "a light sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the chimney"
  5. Psychologically light;
    Especially free from sadness or troubles (synset 301193859)
    "a light heart"
  6. Characterized by or emitting light (synset 300270855)
    "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
  7. (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress (synset 302328120)
    "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable"
  8. Easily assimilated in the alimentary canal;
    Not rich or heavily seasoned (synset 301185958)
    "a light diet"
  9. (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency (synset 300505439)
    "light soil"
  10. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims (synset 301912661)
    "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"
  11. Moving easily and quickly;
    Nimble (synset 301195936)
    "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"
  12. Demanding little effort;
    Not burdensome (synset 300715651)
    "light housework"; "light exercise"
  13. Of little intensity or power or force (synset 301195419)
    "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
  14. (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average (synset 301194991)
    "light water is ordinary water"
  15. Weak and likely to lose consciousness (synset 302555295)
    "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"
  16. Very thin and insubstantial (synset 302422984)
    "thin paper"; "light summer dresses"
  17. Marked by temperance in indulgence (synset 302410587)
    "abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
  18. Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so (synset 302345399)
    "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
  19. Having little importance (synset 302172875)
    "losing his job was no light matter"
  20. Intended primarily as entertainment;
    Not serious or profound (synset 302128852)
    "light verse"; "a light comedy"
  21. Silly or trivial (synset 302128704)
    "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"
  22. Designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight (synset 301191729)
    "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
  23. Having relatively few calories (synset 300996467)
    "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
  24. (of sleep) easily disturbed (synset 300697019)
    "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"
  25. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior (synset 300362917)
    "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
  1. (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation (synset 111494354)
    "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
  2. Any device serving as a source of illumination (synset 103670692)
    "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
  3. A particular perspective or aspect of a situation (synset 106220526)
    "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
  4. The quality of being luminous;
    Emitting or reflecting light (synset 105025269)
    "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
  5. An illuminated area (synset 108663763)
    "he stepped into the light"
  6. A condition of spiritual awareness;
    Divine illumination (synset 114587365)
    "follow God's light"
  7. The visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures (synset 104958550)
    "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
  8. A person regarded very fondly (synset 110296356)
    "the light of my life"
  9. Having abundant light or illumination (synset 114006789)
    "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"
  10. Mental understanding as an enlightening experience (synset 105815941)
    "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
  11. Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance (synset 104960557)
    "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
  12. Public awareness (synset 105620489)
    "it brought the scandal to light"
  13. A divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul (synset 109207565)
  14. A visual warning signal (synset 106887069)
    "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
  15. A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires (synset 103671917)
    "do you have a light?"
  1. With few burdens (synset 400392845)
    "experienced travellers travel light"
  1. Make lighter or brighter (synset 200292635)
    "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
  2. Begin to smoke (synset 201202519)
    "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
  3. To come to rest, settle (synset 201982714)
    "Misfortune lighted upon him"
  4. Cause to start burning;
    Subject to fire or great heat (synset 202765572)
    "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
  5. Fall to somebody by assignment or lot (synset 202234610)
    "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
  6. Alight from (a horse) (synset 201962311)
  7. Start or maintain a fire in (synset 200589392)
    "fire the furnace"

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