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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.
There is less light during the day in winter.
 
similar words:
sunshine
definition 2: something that gives off light.
Turn off the light when you go to bed.
 
synonyms:
beam, candle, flame, lamp
antonyms:
shade
similar words:
glow, match
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: lighter, lightest
definition: pale in color.
He has very light hair.
synonyms:
pale
antonyms:
dark
similar words:
faded, neutral
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part of speech: verb
inflections: lights, lighting, lit, lighted
definition: to cause to catch on fire.
After I light the candles, we can sing "Happy Birthday."
synonyms:
burn
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  • 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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broader categories that include light
conventionally associated with light
some actions of light
some actions of creating light
some descriptions of light
some forms of light
some sources of light
some things that produce light
some things that use or involve light
some units for measuring light