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light bulb an incandescent electric light, or the bulb-shaped glass housing that encloses its filament.
light-emitting diode a semiconductor diode that emits a bright light when electrified; abbreviated (abbreviated "LED").
lighten1 to become brighter or increasingly light in color. [3 definitions]
lighten2 to reduce the weight of. [6 definitions]
lighten up (informal) to stop taking something so seriously; make oneself less gloomy.
lighter1 a device used to light cigarettes or the like. [2 definitions]
lighter2 a large, usu. unpowered flat-bottomed boat used mainly to transport cargo between a larger ship and shore; barge. [2 definitions]
lighterage the loading, unloading, or transportation of goods by lighter or barge. [2 definitions]
lighter-than-air of or denoting an aircraft that is filled with a gas that is lighter than air.
lightface in printing, a typeface of thin strokes. (Cf. boldface.)
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]
light-headed slightly faint, dizzy, or mentally confused.
lighthearted cheerful or gay; carefree.
light heavyweight a boxer or wrestler whose weight is between 161 and 175 pounds.
lighthouse a tower or other high structure with a flashing light for directing ships and warning them of hazards such as reefs.
lighting type and arrangement of artificial illumination and the effects it creates. [3 definitions]
lightish1 somewhat light in color.
lightish2 somewhat light in weight.
lightly with little weight or force. [4 definitions]