noun life; existence.
2. light ·adv lightly; cheaply.
3. light ·vi to feel light; to be made happy.
4. light ·noun the power of perception by vision.
5. light ·noun the brightness of the eye or eyes.
6. light ·noun prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity.
7. light ·superl slight; not important; as, a light error.
8. light ·superl easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered.
9. light ·superl well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread.
10. light ·superl wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character.
11. light ·superl not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind.
12. light ·superl loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil.
13. light ·vi to become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light.
14. light ·vt to lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.
15. light ·noun open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity.
xvi. light ·noun to attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.
xvii. light ·vi to descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.
xviii. light ·superl not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy.
xix. light ·superl having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light.
xx. light ·superl not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin.
xxi. light ·superl not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
xxii. light ·vi to come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall;
with on or upon.
xxiii. light ·noun the time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day.
xxiv. light ·superl not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse.
xxv. light ·vi to come by chance; to happen;
with on or upon; formerly with into.
xxvi. light ·noun that which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, ·etc.
xxvii. light ·superl easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task.
xxviii. light ·noun one who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity.
xxix. light ·superl not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light.
xxx. light ·superl not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors.
xxxi. light ·superl easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment.
xxxii. light ·superl not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load.
xxxiii. light ·superl having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to the center of gravity with force; not heavy.
xxxiv. light ·noun to give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light;
often with up.
xxxv. light ·superl indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial.
xxxvi. light ·noun that which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information.
xxxvii. light ·vi to be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten;
with up; as, the room lights up very well.
xxxviii. light ·noun a firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a bengal light.
xxxix. light ·noun that agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous.
xl. light ·superl not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution.
xli. light ·superl 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.
xlii. light ·vi to dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight;
with from, off, on, upon, at, in.
xliii. light ·noun 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.
xliv. light ·superl easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind.
xlv. light ·noun 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.
xlvi. light ·noun 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.
xlvii. light ·noun 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.