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That which makes things visible
“A dim light could be seen emanating from his study in the late hours of the night.”
A source of illumination
“It's getting dark, so we should probably turn on a light.”
The time of day illuminated by the sun
“We continued our hike through the wilderness as soon as light arrived.”
Point of view
“After he recounted the difficulties he had faced in life, I looked at him in a completely different light.”
Mental enlightenment of a problem or mystery
“All the evidence just seemed to fit after the witness threw some light on the case.”
A notable person within a specific field
“Picasso was a leading light during the cubist movement.”
Something used to produce a flame or spark
“Would you happen to have a light I could use?”
(rare, usually used in plural form "lights") One's opinions, standards, and abilities
“He did the best he could according to his lights.”
To ignite
“Arthur Morgan would light a fire to cook some minty venison after setting up camp for the night.”
To illuminate
“Nathan Drake would use a torch to light the dark cavern.”
To come to rest after a descent from above
“The aircraft would light on the runway after a long journey.”
To descend from something, typically a vehicle
“We will need to light at the next stop.”
Having a considerable or sufficient amount of light
“A new day dawns, the sun shines through and the house is light again.”
Pale in color
“Adding some light colors should freshen up this room.”
(of hair or skin tone) Pale in color
“Her light hair worked in harmony with her Nordic features.”
Unsubstantial in weight
“I prefer to travel with a light backpack so I can move around easily.”
Unsubstantial in quantity or frequency
“Earnings for the company this month have been disappointingly light in comparison to previous periods.”
Not strongly or heavily built or made
“We need to get some new curtains as the light fabric we currently have does not provide enough privacy.”
Physically nimble and quick
“His ability to remain light on his feet despite being tall and powerful was rare.”
(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.”
Undemanding and easily executed
“Greg was restricted to light training as he recovered from his serious knee injury.”
(of entertainment) Not profound or serious
“How about some light humor to brighten up your day?”
Cheerful in disposition
“With a light heart, the boy awaited the impending return of his dear father.”
Having little value or significance
“The choice of a successor to the throne was no light matter.”
In a gentle or delicate manner
“She heard a light knock on her front door as she was watching her favorite soap opera.”
(of a punishment) Lenient in nature
“He received a light sentence for his crime as it was his first offense.”
Dizzy or feeling faint
“I drank some wine on an empty stomach and my head began to feel light almost immediately.”
Airy in texture
“A well-made latte typically has just the right amount of light foam at the top.”
(of soil) Easily dug
“A primary objective when cultivating light soil is to increase its water-retaining properties.”
(of sleep) Easily disturbed
“I am a light sleeper and the littlest noise is enough to wake me up.”
Carrying little
“I always try to travel light.”
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