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'light' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'light'
1. 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
2. (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
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
light infantry
light cavalry
light industry
light weapons
4. 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
5. psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles
a light heart
6. characterized by or emitting light
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
a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable
8. easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
a light diet
9. (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
light sandy soil
10. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
a light lilting voice like a silver bell
11. moving easily and quickly; nimble
the dancer was light and graceful
walked with a light tripping step
12. demanding little effort; not burdensome
light housework
light exercise
13. of little intensity or power or force
the light touch of her fingers
a light breeze
14. (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
light water is ordinary water
15. weak and likely to lose consciousness
felt light in the head
light-headed with wine
light-headed from lack of sleep
16. very thin and insubstantial
light summer dresses
17. marked by temperance in indulgence
a light eater
a light smoker
ate a light supper
18. less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
a light pound
19. having little importance
losing his job was no light matter
20. intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
light verse
a light comedy
21. silly or trivial
light banter
light idle chatter
22. designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
light aircraft
a light truck
23. having relatively few calories
light beer
light mayonnaise
24. (of sleep) easily disturbed
in a light doze
a light sleeper
25. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
he was told to avoid loose (or light) women

'light' - used as a adverb
26. with few burdens
experienced travellers travel light

'light' - used as a noun
27. a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
28. (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
the light was filtered through a soft glass window
29. any device serving as a source of illumination
he stopped the car and turned off the lights
30. a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand
31. the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
32. an illuminated area
he stepped into the light
33. a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
follow God's light
34. the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark
35. a person regarded very fondly
the light of my life
36. mental understanding as an enlightening experience
he finally saw the light
can you shed light on this problem?
37. having abundant light or illumination
they played as long as it was light
38. public awareness
it brought the scandal to light
39. merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
40. a visual warning signal
they saw the light of the beacon
there was a light at every corner
41. a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
do you have a light?

'light' - used as a verb
42. make lighter or brighter
43. begin to smoke
After the meal, some of the diners lit up
44. to come to rest, settle
45. cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
Light a cigarette
46. fall to somebody by assignment or lot
47. get off (a horse)

derived forms
1. Light / Plural
2. Light / Past
3. Light / Third Person
4. Light / Present Participle
5. Light / Past
6. Light / Comparitive
7. Light / Superlative
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See also
  • heavy
  • dark
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