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Noun: lighting  lI-ting
  1. The quality or amount of light; the effect and arrangement of lights
    "as long as the lighting was good";
    - light, illumination
  2. Equipment for providing artificial light
  3. The craft of providing artificial light
    "an interior decorator must understand lighting"
  4. The act of setting something on fire
    - ignition, firing, kindling, inflammation
Verb: light (lit, also lighted)  lIt
  1. Introduce light into
    - illume, illumine, light up, illuminate
  2. Begin to smoke
    "After the meal, some of the diners lit up";
    - light up, fire up
  3. To come to rest, settle
    - alight, perch
  4. Cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
    "Light a cigarette";
    - ignite
  5. Be allotted to somebody by assignment or as part of their role
    - fall
  6. (riding) alight from (a horse)
    - unhorse, dismount, get off, get down, demount
  7. Start or maintain a fire in
    - fire, ignite

Derived forms: lightings

Type of: apparatus, burn, burning, combust, combustion, come down, descend, devolve, fall, go down, illumination, interior decorating, interior decoration, land, lighten, lighten up, pass, return, set down, setup, sink

Antonym: snuff out

Encyclopedia: Lighting

Light, Rapid, Comfortable