light


light
   1. What allow us to see.
   2. One of a number of known forms of radiant energy which travels with a wave motion.

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  • Light — (l[imac]t), n. [OE. light, liht, AS. le[ o]ht; akin to OS. lioht, D. & G. licht, OHG. lioht, Goth. liuha[thorn], Icel. lj[=o]s, L. lux light, lucere to shine, Gr. leyko s white, Skr. ruc to shine. [root]122. Cf. {Lucid}, {Lunar}, {Luminous},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light — Light, a. [Compar. {Lighter} (l[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Lightest}.] [OE. light, liht, AS. l[=i]ht, le[ o]ht; akin to D. ligt, G. leicht, OHG. l[=i]hti, Icel. l[=e]ttr, Dan. let, Sw. l[ a]tt, Goth. leihts, and perh. to L. levis (cf. {Levity}), Gr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light — Light, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t [e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[=y]htan, l[=i]htan, to shine. [root]122. See {Light}, n.] 1. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light Up — (Japanese:美術館 bijutsukan ) is a binary determination logic puzzle published by Nikoli. As of 2006, two books consisting entirely of Light Up puzzles have been published by Nikoli.Rules Light Up is played on a rectangular grid of white and black… …   Wikipedia

  • Light — Light, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lighted} (l[imac]t [e^]d) or {Lit} (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lighting}.] [AS. l[=i]htan to alight orig., to relieve (a horse) of the rider s burden, to make less heavy, fr. l[=i]ht light. See {Light} not heavy, and cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light — (l[imac]t), a. [AS. le[ o]ht. See {Light}, n.] [Compar. {Lighter} (l[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Lightest}.] 1. Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light. [1913 Webster] 2. White or whitish; not intense or very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light It Up — is the title of:* Light It Up (1999 film), starring Usher * Light It Up (2005 album), by the band Strokeher * Light It Up (2006 song), by the group Shut Up Stella * Light It Up (2008 album), by the band Rev Theory ** Light It Up (2008 song), also …   Wikipedia

  • Light — Light, v. i. 1. To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light. [1913 Webster] 2. To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; with up; as, the room light up very well. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Light — Light, v. t. [See {Light} not heavy, and cf. {Light} to alight, and {Lighten} to make less heavy.] To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] From his head the heavy burgonet did light. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • light up — {v.} Suddenly to look pleased and happy. * /Martha s face lit up when she saw her old friend./ * /Tom will really light up when he sees his new bike!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • light up — {v.} Suddenly to look pleased and happy. * /Martha s face lit up when she saw her old friend./ * /Tom will really light up when he sees his new bike!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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