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Meaning of light

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"
             [syn: {lightly}, {light}]
      adj 1: of comparatively little physical weight or density; "a
             light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a
             specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C" [ant: {heavy}]
      2: (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring
         agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a
         light-colored powder" [syn: {light}, {light-colored}] [ant:
      3: of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively
         small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light
         cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons" [ant: {heavy}]
      4: not great in degree or quantity or number; "a light
         sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light
         snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the
         chimney" [ant: {heavy}]
      5: psychologically light; especially free from sadness or
         troubles; "a light heart" [ant: {heavy}]
      6: characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light
         when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was
         airy and light" [ant: {dark}]
      7: (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no
         stress; "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light
         syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable" [syn:
         {unaccented}, {light}, {weak}]
      8: easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or
         heavily seasoned; "a light diet"
      9: (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light
      10: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims;
          "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" [syn: {clean},
          {clear}, {light}, {unclouded}]
      11: moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and
          graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light
          tripping step" [syn: {light}, {lightsome}, {tripping}]
      12: demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework";
          "light exercise"
      13: of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of
          her fingers"; "a light breeze" [ant: {heavy}]
      14: (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than
          average; "light water is ordinary water" [ant: {heavy}]
      15: weak and likely to lose consciousness; "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" [syn: {faint},
          {light}, {swooning}, {light-headed}, {lightheaded}]
      16: very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "light summer
      17: marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious with the use
          of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light
          supper" [syn: {abstemious}, {light(a)}]
      18: less than the correct or legal or full amount often
          deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar";
          "regularly gives short weight" [syn: {light}, {scant(p)},
      19: having little importance; "losing his job was no light
      20: intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or
          profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"
      21: silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light
          idle chatter" [syn: {idle}, {light}]
      22: designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight;
          "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
      23: having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or
          lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
          [syn: {light}, {lite}, {low-cal}, {calorie-free}]
      24: (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light
          sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night" [syn: {light},
      25: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy
          virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women";
          "wanton behavior" [syn: {easy}, {light}, {loose},
          {promiscuous}, {sluttish}, {wanton}]
      n 1: (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a
           visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft
           glass window" [syn: {light}, {visible light}, {visible
      2: any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped
         the car and turned off the lights" [syn: {light}, {light
      3: a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although
         he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
      4: the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light;
         "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
         [syn: {luminosity}, {brightness}, {brightness level},
         {luminance}, {luminousness}, {light}]
      5: an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
      6: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination;
         "follow God's light" [syn: {light}, {illumination}]
      7: the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as
         created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and
         the darkest dark" [syn: {light}, {lightness}]
      8: a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
      9: having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long
         as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good" [syn:
         {light}, {lighting}] [ant: {dark}, {darkness}]
      10: mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he
          finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this
      11: merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of
          countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a
          perpetual twinkle in his eyes" [syn: {sparkle}, {twinkle},
          {spark}, {light}]
      12: public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
      13: a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide
          the soul [syn: {Inner Light}, {Light}, {Light Within},
          {Christ Within}]
      14: a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon";
          "there was a light at every corner"
      15: a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires;
          "do you have a light?" [syn: {lighter}, {light}, {igniter},
      v 1: make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a
           bit" [syn: {light}, {illume}, {illumine}, {light up},
      2: begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
         [syn: {light up}, {fire up}, {light}]
      3: to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him" [syn:
         {alight}, {light}, {perch}]
      4: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great
         heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
         [syn: {ignite}, {light}] [ant: {blow out}, {extinguish},
         {quench}, {snuff out}]
      5: fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me";
         "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims" [syn:
         {fall}, {light}]
      6: alight from (a horse) [syn: {unhorse}, {dismount}, {light},
         {get off}, {get down}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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