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    Definition
    (noun) (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    Example Sentence
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
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    (noun) any device serving as a source of illumination
    Synonyms : light source
    Example Sentence
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights
    Definition
    (noun) a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
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    • although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand
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    (noun) the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
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    • its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun
    Definition
    (noun) an illuminated area
    Example Sentence
    • he stepped into the light
    Definition
    (noun) a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    Synonyms : illumination
    Example Sentence
    • follow God's light
    Definition
    (noun) the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures
    Synonyms : lightness
    Example Sentence
    • he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark
    Definition
    (noun) a person regarded very fondly
    Example Sentence
    • the light of my life
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    (noun) having abundant light or illumination
    Synonyms : lighting
    Example Sentence
    • they played as long as it was light
    • as long as the lighting was good
    Definition
    (noun) mental understanding as an enlightening experience
    Example Sentence
    • he finally saw the light
    • can you shed light on this problem?
    Definition
    (noun) merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    Synonyms : spark , sparkle , twinkle
    Example Sentence
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
    • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes
    Definition
    (noun) public awareness
    Example Sentence
    • it brought the scandal to light
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    (noun) a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul Definition
    (noun) a visual warning signal
    Example Sentence
    • they saw the light of the beacon
    • there was a light at every corner
    Definition
    (noun) a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    Synonyms : igniter , ignitor , lighter
    Example Sentence
    • do you have a light?
    Definition
    (verb) make lighter or brighter
    Synonyms : illume , illuminate , illumine , light up
    Example Sentence
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit
    Definition
    (verb) begin to smoke
    Synonyms : fire up , light up
    Example Sentence
    • After the meal, some of the diners lit up
    Definition
    (verb) to come to rest, settle
    Synonyms : alight , perch
    Example Sentence
    • Misfortune lighted upon him
    Definition
    (verb) cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
    Synonyms : ignite
    Example Sentence
    • Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter
    • Light a cigarette
    Definition
    (verb) fall to somebody by assignment or lot
    Synonyms : fall
    Example Sentence
    • The task fell to me
    • It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
    Definition
    (verb) alight from (a horse)
    Synonyms : dismount , get down , get off , unhorse
    Definition
    (adj) of comparatively little physical weight or density
    Example Sentence
    • a light load
    • magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C
    Definition
    (adj) (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
    Synonyms : light-colored
    Example Sentence
    • light blue
    • light colors such as pastels
    • a light-colored powder
    Definition
    (adj) of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
    Example Sentence
    • light infantry
    • light cavalry
    • light industry
    • light weapons
    Definition
    (adj) not great in degree or quantity or number
    Example Sentence
    • a light sentence
    • a light accent
    • casualties were light
    • light snow was falling
    • light misty rain
    • light smoke from the chimney
    Definition
    (adj) psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles
    Example Sentence
    • a light heart
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by or emitting light
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    • a room that is light when the shutters are open
    • the inside of the house was airy and light
    Definition
    (adj) (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
    Synonyms : unaccented , weak
    Example Sentence
    • a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable
    • a weak stress on the second syllable
    Definition
    (adj) easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
    Example Sentence
    • a light diet
    Definition
    (adj) (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
    Example Sentence
    • light soil
    Definition
    (adj) (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims
    Synonyms : clean , clear , unclouded
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) moving easily and quickly; nimble
    Synonyms : lightsome , tripping
    Example Sentence
    • the dancer was light and graceful
    • a lightsome buoyant step
    • walked with a light tripping step
    Definition
    (adj) demanding little effort; not burdensome
    Example Sentence
    • light housework
    • light exercise
    Definition
    (adj) of little intensity or power or force
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    • the light touch of her fingers
    • a light breeze
    Definition
    (adj) (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
    Example Sentence
    • light water is ordinary water
    Definition
    (adj) weak and likely to lose consciousness
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) very thin and insubstantial
    Example Sentence
    • thin paper
    • light summer dresses
    Definition
    (adj) marked by temperance in indulgence
    Synonyms : abstemious
    Example Sentence
    • abstemious with the use of adverbs
    • a light eater
    • a light smoker
    • ate a light supper
    Definition
    (adj) less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
    Synonyms : scant , short
    Example Sentence
    • a light pound
    • a scant cup of sugar
    • regularly gives short weight
    Definition
    (adj) having little importance
    Example Sentence
    • losing his job was no light matter
    Definition
    (adj) intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
    Example Sentence
    • light verse
    • a light comedy
    Definition
    (adj) silly or trivial
    Synonyms : idle
    Example Sentence
    • idle pleasure
    • light banter
    • light idle chatter
    Definition
    (adj) designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
    Example Sentence
    • light aircraft
    • a light truck
    Definition
    (adj) having relatively few calories
    Synonyms : calorie-free , lite , low-cal
    Example Sentence
    • diet cola
    • light (or lite) beer
    • lite (or light) mayonnaise
    • a low-cal diet
    Definition
    (adj) (of sleep) easily disturbed
    Synonyms : wakeful
    Example Sentence
    • in a light doze
    • a light sleeper
    • a restless wakeful night
    Definition
    (adj) casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    Synonyms : easy , loose , promiscuous , sluttish , wanton
    Example Sentence
    • her easy virtue
    • he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
    • wanton behavior
    Definition
    (adv) with few burdens
    Synonyms : lightly
    Example Sentence
    • experienced travellers travel light
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