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light1

light1

 
pronunciation:
laIt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the form of energy that makes it possible for the eye to see. The sun produces light.
 
synonyms:
daylight, sunlight
similar words:
glare, moonlight, shine, sunshine
definition 2: something that gives off light, or the brightness produced by it.
Turn off the light when you go to bed.
 
synonyms:
beam, candle, flame, flashlight, lamp, lantern, ray, sunlight, torch
antonyms:
darkness, shade
similar words:
beacon, daylight, glare, glow, luster, match
definition 3: dawn or daytime.
We woke up at first light.
synonyms:
dawn, daybreak, daylight, daytime, sunrise
antonyms:
dark, nighttime
similar words:
sunlight
definition 4: something that makes clear or gives understanding.
The biologist cast light on the subject of water pollution.
similar words:
insight, understanding
definition 5: the way in which something is seen or thought of.
I now see her in a new light.
synonyms:
angle, aspect, point of view
similar words:
attitude, consideration, side, slant, viewpoint
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: lighter, lightest
definition 1: being bright or illuminated.
This room isn't light enough to read in.
synonyms:
aglow, alight, luminous, radiant
antonyms:
dark
similar words:
bright, incandescent, sunny
definition 2: pale in color.
He has very light hair.
synonyms:
fair, pale, white
antonyms:
dark
similar words:
blond, faded, neutral, pastel
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lights, lighting, lighted, lit
definition 1: to cause to catch on fire.
After I light the candles, we can sing "Happy Birthday."
synonyms:
burn, ignite, kindle
antonyms:
extinguish
similar words:
inflame, set fire to
definition 2: to make brighter; provide with light; illuminate.
The street lamps lit the empty road.
synonyms:
illuminate
antonyms:
darken
similar words:
lighten
definition 3: to catch fire.
The wet logs would not light.
synonyms:
catch, catch fire, kindle, torch
similar words:
spark
definition 4: to become bright (often followed by "up").
Her face lit up when she saw the presents.
synonyms:
illuminate
antonyms:
darken
similar words:
glimmer, glow, lighten, shimmer
Word Builder: light +
  • lighter:
    a small device that makes a flame. You use it to make something start to burn.
  • lighting:
    lamps and other things that give light.
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