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Noun
That which makes things visible
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“A dim light could be seen emanating from his study in the late hours of the night.”
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A source of illumination
“It's getting dark, so we should probably turn on a light.”
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The time of day illuminated by the sun
“We continued our hike through the wilderness as soon as light arrived.”
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Point of view
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“After he recounted the difficulties he had faced in life, I looked at him in a completely different light.”
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Mental enlightenment of a problem or mystery
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“All the evidence just seemed to fit after the witness threw some light on the case.”
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A notable person within a specific field
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“Picasso was a leading light during the cubist movement.”
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Something used to produce a flame or spark
“Would you happen to have a light I could use?”
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(rare, usually used in plural form "lights") One's opinions, standards, and abilities
“He did the best he could according to his lights.”
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Fervent or passionate emotion or enthusiasm
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Visibility or conditions
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Character or aspect
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The act by which something is uncovered
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The pole that holds up a light so it can illuminate a wide area, such as holds up a streetlight
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A light or other visible object serving as a signal, warning, or guide at sea, on an airfield, etc
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Energized matter, power
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Something regarded as an indication of what is going to happen
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The center or focus of attention
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A small circle of light, typically around the sun or moon due to diffraction by water droplets
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A manner or expression that hides one's true character or feelings
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A person or thing regarded as reliably providing essential support for something
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A quick and fleeting touch
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A slender candle
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To ignite
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“Arthur Morgan would light a fire to cook some minty venison after setting up camp for the night.”
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To illuminate
“Nathan Drake would use a torch to light the dark cavern.”
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To come to rest after a descent from above
“The aircraft would light on the runway after a long journey.”
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To descend from something, typically a vehicle
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“We will need to light at the next stop.”
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To shine brightly or powerfully
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To give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent
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To cover something with spangles
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To fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
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To come into forceful contact with something
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To leave behind
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Adjective
Having a considerable or sufficient amount of light
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“A new day dawns, the sun shines through and the house is light again.”
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Pale in color
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“Adding some light colors should freshen up this room.”
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(of hair or skin tone) Pale in color
“Her light hair worked in harmony with her Nordic features.”
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Unsubstantial in weight
“I prefer to travel with a light backpack so I can move around easily.”
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Unsubstantial in quantity or frequency
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“Earnings for the company this month have been disappointingly light in comparison to previous periods.”
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Not strongly or heavily built or made
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“We need to get some new curtains as the light fabric we currently have does not provide enough privacy.”
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Physically nimble and quick
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“His ability to remain light on his feet despite being tall and powerful was rare.”
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(of food or a meal) Small in quantity and easy to digest
“I will just be having a light dinner this evening as I am not very hungry.”
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Undemanding and easily executed
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“Greg was restricted to light training as he recovered from his serious knee injury.”
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(of entertainment) Not profound or serious
“How about some light humor to brighten up your day?”
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Cheerful in disposition
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“With a light heart, the boy awaited the impending return of his dear father.”
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Having little value or significance
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“The choice of a successor to the throne was no light matter.”
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In a gentle or delicate manner
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“She heard a light knock on her front door as she was watching her favorite soap opera.”
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(of a punishment) Lenient in nature
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“He received a light sentence for his crime as it was his first offense.”
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Dizzy or feeling faint
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“I drank some wine on an empty stomach and my head began to feel light almost immediately.”
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Airy in texture
“A well-made latte typically has just the right amount of light foam at the top.”
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(of soil) Easily dug
“A primary objective when cultivating light soil is to increase its water-retaining properties.”
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(of sleep) Easily disturbed
“I am a light sleeper and the littlest noise is enough to wake me up.”
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Of or pertaining to a minor league
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Light and entertaining but of little substance
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(of food or drink) Low in fat content, and hence low in calories and conducive to weight loss
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Having a melodious or harmonious sound
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Not showy or lively