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black light ultraviolet or infrared radiation that is invisible but indirectly detectable, as by fluorescence.
dash light a light used to illuminate the instrument panel of a motor vehicle, esp. at night.
first light the beginning of daylight; daybreak; dawn.
green light the green-colored light that signifies that oncoming traffic has the right of way. [2 definitions]
indirect lighting lighting not directed at the object or area to be illuminated, but rather reflected, as off a ceiling, or diffused.
klieg light a powerful, bright arc light used esp. to light the sets for motion pictures.
leading light an influential or guiding member, as of a community, club, or the like.
light air in meteorology, a wind with a speed of between one and three miles per hour.
light breeze in meteorology, a wind with a speed of between four and seven miles per hour.
light bulb an incandescent electric light, or the bulb-shaped glass housing that encloses its filament.
light heavyweight a boxer or wrestler whose weight is between 161 and 175 pounds.
light off to set fire to (fireworks or the like) in order to cause an explosion, usually for the purpose of entertainment.
light opera a short, comic, musical play; operetta.
light pen an electronic device that can detect light and dark areas on a computer screen. It is used to select objects on the screen.
light switch part of a light that you move to turn it on or off, or a device on a wall that you can use in the same way.
light verse poetry, usu. rhymed, that treats its subject humorously.
light-emitting diode see LED.
light-fingered skilled at stealing, esp. by picking pockets. [2 definitions]
light-footed moving or able to move lightly, quickly, or with agility.
light-handed having a light and delicate touch. [2 definitions]