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Noun: lighter  lI-tu(r)
  1. A substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
    - igniter, ignitor
     
  2. A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    "do you have a lighter?";
    - light, igniter, ignitor
     
  3. A flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
    - barge, flatboat, hoy
Verb: lighter  lI-tu(r)
  1. Transport in a flatbottom boat
Adjective: light (lighter,lightest)  lIt
  1. 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"
     
  2. (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]
     
  3. Of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
    "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"
     
  4. 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"
     
  5. Free from sadness or troubles
    "a light heart"
     
  6. Characterized by or emitting light
    "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
     
  7. (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
     
  8. Easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
    "a light diet"
     
  9. (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
    "light soil"
     
  10. (of sound or colour) free from anything that dulls or dims
    "a light lilting voice like a silver bell";
    - clean, clear, unclouded
     
  11. Moving easily and quickly; nimble
    "the dancer was light and graceful"; "walked with a light tripping step";
    - lightsome, tripping
     
  12. Demanding little effort; not burdensome
    "light housework"; "light exercise"
     
  13. Of little intensity, power or force
    "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
     
  14. (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
    "light water is ordinary water"
     
  15. Weak and likely to lose consciousness
    "felt light in the head"; "light-headed with wine";
    - faint, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded
     
  16. Very thin and insubstantial
    "light summer dresses"
     
  17. Marked by temperance in indulgence
    "a light eater"; "ate a light supper";
    - abstemious
     
  18. Less than the correct, legal or full amount, often deliberately
    "a light pound";
    - scant, short
     
  19. Having little importance
    "losing his job was no light matter"
     
  20. Intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound
    "light verse"; "a light comedy"
     
  21. Silly or trivial
    "light banter"; "light idle chatter";
    - idle
     
  22. Designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight
    "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
     
  23. Having relatively few calories
    "light beer"; "light mayonnaise";
    - lite, low-cal, calorie-free
     
  24. (of sleep) easily disturbed
    "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper";
    - wakeful
     
  25. 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

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