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

Derived forms: lightered, lighters, lightering

See also: ablaze, airy, autofluorescent, bioluminescent, bright, buoyant, candent, candescent [rare], 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, undemanding, unimportant, unstressed, value, weight, well-lighted, white

Type of: boat, device, fuel, transport

Antonym: dark, heavy

Encyclopedia: Lighter

Light, Rapid, Comfortable