Meaning of LIGHTER in English

LIGHTER

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cigarette lighter (= something that produces a flame for lighting cigarettes )

Does anyone have a match or a cigarette lighter?

cigarette lighter

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

cigarette

She heard the hiss of a cigarette lighter , and opened her eyes.

There were two auxiliary power sockets next to the cigarette lighter .

It's a portable car phone that can be plugged into the socket of a cigarette lighter .

There was a silver cigarette lighter in the desk drawer, he remembered, rarely used now that he'd almost given up.

Traditionally, the rare earths have been used as catalysts in the chemical industry and in flints for cigarette lighters .

Angry fists waved up, and some one threw something-a cigarette lighter ? - at me, striking my knee.

Wristwatch, wallet, tie, cigarette lighter .

Forensic evidence showed the fire had been started in two places, possibly by a cigarette lighter or match.

■ VERB

make

Although the position of the hand is not affected, this does seem to make the handling lighter .

Several newly found motifs have renewed our pilgrimage in recent days, though they have not made the task lighter .

A general tendency towards making artillery lighter and more mobile can also be seen in the later decades of the century.

The alterations to the piano included making the touch lighter and reducing the key-dip.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

on a lighter note/in a lighter vein

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A lighter is a rare commodity here.

Fighters need lots of things but not big muscles - one look at any of the lighter boxing greats tells us that.

I mean, an enamel lighter ?

I snapped my lighter and the evening breeze promptly blew it out.

If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.

She heard the hiss of a cigarette lighter , and opened her eyes.

The girl sits there muttering and shivering, with her last cigarette and an electric lighter .

There were two auxiliary power sockets next to the cigarette lighter .

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