Noun: lighter lI-tu(r)
Verb: lighter lI-tu(r)
- A substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
- igniter, ignitor
- A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
"do you have a lighter?";
- light, igniter, ignitor
- A flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
- barge, flatboat, hoy
Adjective: light (lighter,lightest) lIt
- Transport in a flatbottom boat
- Of comparatively little physical weight or density
"a light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"
- (used of colour) having a relatively small amount of colouring agent
"light blue"; "light colours such as pastels"; "a light-coloured powder"; "light-coloured blue";
- light-colored [US], light-coloured [Brit, Cdn]
- Of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
"light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"
- Not great in degree, quantity or number
"a light sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the chimney"
- Free from sadness or troubles
"a light heart"
- Characterized by or emitting light
"a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
- (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress
"a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable";
- unaccented, weak
- Easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
"a light diet"
- (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
- (of sound or colour) free from anything that dulls or dims
"a light lilting voice like a silver bell";
- clean, clear, unclouded
- Moving easily and quickly; nimble
"the dancer was light and graceful"; "walked with a light tripping step";
- lightsome, tripping
- Demanding little effort; not burdensome
"light housework"; "light exercise"
- Of little intensity, power or force
"the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
- (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
"light water is ordinary water"
- Weak and likely to lose consciousness
"felt light in the head"; "light-headed with wine";
- faint, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded
- Very thin and insubstantial
"light summer dresses"
- Marked by temperance in indulgence
"a light eater"; "ate a light supper";
- Less than the correct, legal or full amount, often deliberately
"a light pound";
- scant, short
- Having little importance
"losing his job was no light matter"
- Intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
"light verse"; "a light comedy"
- Silly or trivial
"light banter"; "light idle chatter";
- Designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
"light aircraft"; "a light truck"
- Having relatively few calories
"light beer"; "light mayonnaise";
- lite, low-cal, calorie-free
- (of sleep) easily disturbed
"in a light doze"; "a light sleeper";
- Casual and unrestrained in sexual behaviour
"he was told to avoid loose (or light) women";
- easy, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton, tarty, slutty
Derived forms: lighters, lightering, lightered
See also: ablaze, airy, autofluorescent, bioluminescent, bright, buoyant, candent, candescent, casual, deficient, digestible, easy, fat-free, fatless, floaty, floodlighted, floodlit, fluorescent, fooling, frivolous, gentle, ill, illuminated, incandescent, inflamed, insignificant, insufficient, lamplit, light, light-armed, light-duty, lighted, lighter-than-air, light-footed, lighting-up, lightly-armed, lightness, lightweight, lit, livid, loose, low-density, luminescent, nonfat, pale, palish, pastel, phosphorescent, powdery, pure, reddened, shallow, sick, soft, sunlit, sunstruck, temperate, thin, unchaste, undemanding, unimportant, unstressed, value, weight, well-lighted, white
Type of: boat, device, fuel, transport
Antonym: dark, heavy
Encyclopedia: Lighter Light, Francis