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Definition of Light

Light

  1. That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous.
  2. That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc.
  3. The time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day.
  4. The brightness of the eye or eyes.
  5. 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.
  6. Life; existence.
  7. Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity.
  8. The power of perception by vision.
  9. That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information.
  10. Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity.
  14. A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light.
  15. Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up.
  19. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.
  20. To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light.
  21. To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with up; as, the room lights up very well.
  22. Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to the center of gravity with force; not heavy.
  23. Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load.
  24. Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task.
  25. Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment.
  26. Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse.
  27. Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
  28. Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light.
  29. Slight; not important; as, a light error.
  30. Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread.
  31. Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors.
  32. Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind.
  33. Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution.
  34. Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind.
  35. Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial.
  36. Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy.
  37. Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered.
  38. Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character.
  39. Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin.
  40. Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil.
  41. Lightly; cheaply.
  42. To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.
  43. To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in.
  44. To feel light; to be made happy.
  45. To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.
  46. To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon.
  47. To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into.
  48. A small incandescent telltale lamp on a dynamo or battery circuit to show approximately by its brightness the voltage of the current.

Light Quotations

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. - Aristotle Onassis
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Aristotle Onassis

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. - Helen Keller
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Helen Keller

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Light Translations

light in Afrikaans is swak, aan die brand steek, helder, lig
light in Dutch is aansteken, doen ontbranden, aanmaken
light in Finnish is valo, vaalea
light in German is hell, leicht/Licht, erhellen, Licht, hell, Licht
light in Italian is lampada, poco pesante, rado, schiarire, accesi
light in Latin is lumen, levis, lux lucis, luminarium
light in Norwegian is belysning, lett, lys, tenne, lyse
light in Spanish is lampara, luz, encender, candela, clarear, claro

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