Meaning of LIGHTING in English


ˈlīd.]iŋ, -īt], ]ēŋ\ noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English lihting, lighting, from Old English līhting, from līhten to light + -ing — more at light (to illuminate)


a. : illumination

the only lighting comes through a small window

b. : the action of setting on fire : ignition

the lighting of the candle

the lighting of the fire

2. : an incidence or disposition of light (as in a painting)

a good portrait except for the lighting of the hands

3. : an artificial supply of light or the apparatus providing it

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