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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. Of little intensity, power or force
    "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
  8. (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average
    "light water is ordinary water"
  9. (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
  10. Easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned
    "a light diet"
  11. (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
    "light soil"
  12. (of sound or colour) free from anything that dulls or dims
    "a light lilting voice like a silver bell";
    - clean, clear, unclouded
  13. Moving easily and quickly; nimble
    "the dancer was light and graceful"; "walked with a light tripping step";
    - lightsome, tripping
  14. Demanding little effort; not burdensome
    "light housework"; "light exercise"
  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"; "cola light";
    - lite, low-cal, calorie-free
  24. (of sleep) easily disturbed
    "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper";
    - wakeful

Derived forms: lighters, lightered, 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