Meaning of LIGHT in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lēoht; akin to Old High German lioht ~, Latin luc-, lux ~, lucēre to shine, Greek leukos white Date: before 12th century 1. something that makes vision possible, the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors, electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength and traveling in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,281 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second, 2. day~ , dawn , a source of ~: as, a celestial body, candle , an electric ~, sight 4a, 5. spiritual illumination, inner ~ , en~enment , truth , 6. public knowledge , a particular aspect or appearance presented to view , a particular illumination, something that en~ens or informs , a medium (as a window) through which ~ is admitted, a set of principles, standards, or opinions , a noteworthy person in a particular place or field , a particular expression of the eye, 13. ~house , beacon , traffic ~ , the representation of ~ in art, a flame for ~ing something (as a cigarette), II. adjective Date: before 12th century having ~ ; bright , 2. not dark, intense, or swarthy in color or coloring ; pale , medium in saturation and high in ~ness , served with extra milk or cream, III. verb (lit or ~ed; ~ing) Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to become ~ ; brighten , to take fire, to ignite something (as a cigarette), transitive verb to set fire to, 2. to conduct with a ~ ; guide , illuminate , animate , brighten , IV. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lēoht; akin to Old High German līhti ~, Latin levis, Greek elachys small Date: before 12th century 1. having little weight ; not heavy, designed to carry a comparatively small load , having relatively little weight in proportion to bulk , containing less than the legal, standard, or usual weight , 2. of little importance ; trivial , not abundant , 3. easily disturbed , exerting a minimum of force or pressure ; gentle , resulting from a very s~ pressure ; faint , 4. easily endurable , requiring little effort , capable of moving swiftly or nimbly , 6. frivolous 1a , lacking in stability ; changeable , sexually promiscuous, free from care ; cheerful , less powerful but usually more mobile than usual for its kind , 9. made with a lower calorie content or with less of some ingredient (as salt, fat, or alcohol) than usual , having a relatively mild flavor, 10. easily digested , well leavened , coarse and sandy or easily pulverized , dizzy , giddy , intended chiefly to entertain , 14. carrying little or no cargo , producing goods for direct consumption by the consumer , not bearing a stress or accent , having a clear soft quality , being in debt to the pot in a poker game , short 5d , casual , occasional , see: easy ~ish adjective V. adverb Date: before 12th century ~ly , with little baggage , VI. intransitive verb (lit or ~ed; ~ing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English līhtan; akin to Old English lēoht ~ in weight Date: before 12th century dismount , settle , a~ , to fall unexpectedly, to arrive by chance ; happen

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