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  15  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Light  \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},  {Lynx}.] 
  1.  That  agent,  force,  or  action  in  nature  by  the  operation  of 
  which  upon  the  organs  of  sight,  objects  are  rendered 
  visible  or  luminous. 
  Note:  Light  was  regarded  formerly  as  consisting  of  material 
  particles,  or  corpuscules,  sent  off  in  all  directions 
  from  luminous  bodies,  and  traversing  space,  in  right 
  lines,  with  the  known  velocity  of  about  186,300  miles 
  per  second  but  it  is  now  generally  understood  to 
  consist,  not  in  any  actual  transmission  of  particles  or 
  substance,  but  in  the  propagation  of  vibrations  or 
  undulations  in  a  subtile,  elastic  medium,  or  ether, 
  assumed  to  pervade  all  space,  and  to  be  thus  set  in 
  vibratory  motion  by  the  action  of  luminous  bodies,  as 
  the  atmosphere  is  by  sonorous  bodies.  This  view  of  the 
  nature  of  light  is  known  as  the  undulatory  or  wave 
  theory;  the  other  advocated  by  Newton  (but  long  since 
  abandoned),  as  the  corpuscular,  emission,  or  Newtonian 
  theory.  A  more  recent  theory  makes  light  to  consist  in 
  electrical  oscillations,  and  is  known  as  the 
  electro-magnetic  theory  of  light. 
  2.  That  which  furnishes,  or  is  a  source  of  light,  as  the 
  sun,  a  star,  a  candle,  a  lighthouse,  etc 
  Then  he  called  for  a  light,  and  sprang  in  --Acts 
  xvi.  29. 
  And  God  made  two  great  lights;  the  greater  light  to 
  rule  the  day  and  the  lesser  light  to  rule  the 
  night.  --Gen.  i.  16. 
  3.  The  time  during  which  the  light  of  the  sun  is  visible; 
  day  especially,  the  dawn  of  day 
  The  murderer,  rising  with  the  light,  killeth  the 
  poor  and  needy.  --Job  xxiv. 
  4.  The  brightness  of  the  eye  or  eyes. 
  He  seemed  to  find  his  way  without  his  eyes;  For  out 
  o'  door  he  went  without  their  helps,  And  to  the 
  last  bended  their  light  on  me  --Shak. 
  5.  The  medium  through  which  light  is  admitted,  as  a  window, 
  or  window  pane;  a  skylight;  in  architecture,  one  of  the 
  compartments  of  a  window  made  by  a  mullion  or  mullions. 
  There  were  windows  in  three  rows,  and  light  was 
  against  light  in  three  ranks.  --I  Kings 
  6.  Life;  existence. 
  O,  spring  to  light,  auspicious  Babe,  be  born! 
  7.  Open  view;  a  visible  state  or  condition;  public 
  observation;  publicity. 
  The  duke  yet  would  have  dark  deeds  darkly  answered; 
  he  would  never  bring  them  to  light.  --Shak. 
  8.  The  power  of  perception  by  vision. 
  My  strength  faileth  me  as  for  the  light  of  my  eyes, 
  it  also  is  gone  from  me  --Ps.  xxxviii 
  9.  That  which  illumines  or  makes  clear  to  the  mind;  mental  or 
  spiritual  illumination;  enlightenment;  knowledge; 
  He  shall  never  know  That  I  had  any  light  of  this 
  from  thee.  --Shak. 
  10.  Prosperity;  happiness;  joy;  felicity. 
  Then  shall  thy  light  break  forth  as  the  morning, 
  and  thy  health  shall  spring  forth  speedily.  --Is. 
  lviii  8. 
  11.  (Paint.)  The  manner  in  which  the  light  strikes  upon  a 
  picture;  that  part  of  a  picture  which  represents  those 
  objects  upon  which  the  light  is  supposed  to  fall;  the 
  more  illuminated  part  of  a  landscape  or  other  scene;  -- 
  opposed  to  {shade}.  Cf  {Chiaroscuro}. 
  12.  Appearance  due  to  the  particular  facts  and  circumstances 
  presented  to  view;  point  of  view;  as  to  state  things 
  fairly  and  put  them  in  the  right  light. 
  Frequent  consideration  of  a  thing  .  .  .  shows  it  in 
  its  several  lights  and  various  ways  of  appearance. 
  13.  One  who  is  conspicuous  or  noteworthy;  a  model  or  example; 
  as  the  lights  of  the  age  or  of  antiquity. 
  Joan  of  Arc,  A  light  of  ancient  France.  --Tennyson. 
  14.  (Pyrotech.)  A  firework  made  by  filling  a  case  with  a 
  substance  which  burns  brilliantly  with  a  white  or  colored 
  flame;  as  a  Bengal  light. 
  Note:  Light  is  used  figuratively  to  denote  that  which 
  resembles  physical  light  in  any  respect,  as 
  illuminating,  benefiting,  enlightening,  or  enlivening 
  {Ancient  lights}  (Law),  {Calcium  light},  {Flash  light},  etc 
  See  under  {Ancient},  {Calcium},  etc 
  {Light  ball}  (Mil.),  a  ball  of  combustible  materials,  used  to 
  afford  light;  --  sometimes  made  so  as  to  be  fired  from  a 
  cannon  or  mortar,  or  to  be  carried  up  by  a  rocket. 
  {Light  barrel}  (Mil.),  an  empty  powder  barrel  pierced  with 
  holes  and  filled  with  shavings  soaked  in  pitch,  used  to 
  light  up  a  ditch  or  a  breach. 
  {Light  dues}  (Com.),  tolls  levied  on  ships  navigating  certain 
  waters,  for  the  maintenance  of  lighthouses. 
  {Light  iron},  a  candlestick.  [Obs.] 
  {Light  keeper},  a  person  appointed  to  take  care  of  a 
  lighthouse  or  light-ship. 
  {Light  money},  charges  laid  by  government  on  shipping 
  entering  a  port,  for  the  maintenance  of  lighthouses  and 
  {The  light  of  the  countenance},  favor;  kindness;  smiles. 
  Lord,  lift  thou  up  the  light  of  thy  countenance  upon 
  us  --Ps.  iv  6. 
  {Northern  lights}.  See  {Aurora  borealis},  under  {Aurora}. 
  {To  bring  to  light},  to  cause  to  be  disclosed. 
  {To  come  to  light},  to  be  disclosed. 
  {To  see  the  light},  to  come  into  the  light;  hence  to  come 
  into  the  world  or  into  public  notice;  as  his  book  never 
  saw  the  light. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Light  \Light\  (l[imac]t),  a.  [AS.  le['o]ht.  See  {Light},  n.] 
  [Compar.  {Lighter}  (-[~e]r);  superl.  {Lightest}.] 
  1.  Having  light;  not  dark  or  obscure;  bright;  clear;  as  the 
  apartment  is  light. 
  2.  White  or  whitish;  not  intense  or  very  marked;  not  of  a 
  deep  shade;  moderately  colored;  as  a  light  color;  a  light 
  brown;  a  light  complexion. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Light  \Light\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lighted}  (-[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  to  light  a  candle  or  lamp;  to  light 
  the  gas;  --  sometimes  with  up 
  If  a  thousand  candles  be  all  lighted  from  one 
  And  the  largest  lamp  is  lit.  --Macaulay. 
  Absence  might  cure  it  or  a  second  mistress  Light  up 
  another  flame,  and  put  out  this  --Addison. 
  2.  To  give  light  to  to  illuminate;  to  fill  with  light;  to 
  spread  over  with  light;  --  often  with  up 
  Ah  hopeless,  lasting  flames  !  like  those  that  burn 
  To  light  the  dead.  --Pope. 
  One  hundred  years  ago,  to  have  lit  this  theater  as 
  brilliantly  as  it  is  now  lighted  would  have  cost,  I 
  suppose,  fifty  pounds.  --F.  Harrison. 
  The  sun  has  set  and  Vesper,  to  supply  His  absent 
  beams,  has  lighted  up  the  sky.  --Dryden. 
  3.  To  attend  or  conduct  with  a  light;  to  show  the  way  to  by 
  means  of  a  light. 
  His  bishops  lead  him  forth,  and  light  him  on 
  {To  light  a  fire},  to  kindle  the  material  of  a  fire. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Light  \Light\,  a.  [Compar.  {Lighter}  (-[~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  'elachy`s  small  Skr.  laghu  light.  [root]125. 
  1.  Having  little,  or  comparatively  little,  weight;  not 
  tending  to  the  center  of  gravity  with  force;  not  heavy. 
  These  weights  did  not  exert  their  natural  gravity,  . 
  .  .  insomuch  that  I  could  not  guess  which  was  light 
  or  heavy  whilst  I  held  them  in  my  hand.  --Addison. 
  2.  Not  burdensome;  easy  to  be  lifted,  borne,  or  carried  by 
  physical  strength;  as  a  light  burden,  or  load. 
  Ye  shall  find  rest  unto  your  souls.  For  my  yoke  is 
  easy,  and  my  burden  is  light.  --Matt.  xi 
  29,  30. 
  3.  Easy  to  be  endured  or  performed;  not  severe;  not 
  difficult;  as  a  light  affliction  or  task.  --Chaucer. 
  Light  sufferings  give  us  leisure  to  complain. 
  4.  Easy  to  be  digested;  not  oppressive  to  the  stomach;  as 
  light  food;  also  containing  little  nutriment. 
  5.  Not  heavily  armed;  armed  with  light  weapons;  as  light 
  troops;  a  troop  of  light  horse. 
  6.  Not  encumbered;  unembarrassed;  clear  of  impediments; 
  hence  active;  nimble;  swift. 
  Unmarried  men  are  best  friends,  best  masters  .  .  . 
  but  not  always  best  subjects,  for  they  are  light  to 
  run  away  --Bacon. 
  7.  Not  heavily  burdened;  not  deeply  laden;  not  sufficiently 
  ballasted;  as  the  ship  returned  light. 
  8.  Slight;  not  important;  as  a  light  error.  --Shak. 
  9.  Well  leavened;  not  heavy;  as  light  bread. 
  10.  Not  copious  or  heavy;  not  dense;  not  inconsiderable;  as 
  a  light  rain;  a  light  snow;  light  vapors. 
  11.  Not  strong  or  violent;  moderate;  as  a  light  wind. 
  12.  Not  pressing  heavily  or  hard  upon  hence  having  an  easy, 
  graceful  manner;  delicate;  as  a  light  touch;  a  light 
  style  of  execution. 
  13.  Easy  to  admit  influence;  inconsiderate;  easily  influenced 
  by  trifling  considerations;  unsteady;  unsettled; 
  volatile;  as  a  light,  vain  person;  a  light  mind. 
  There  is  no  greater  argument  of  a  light  and 
  inconsiderate  person  than  profanely  to  scoff  at 
  religion.  --Tillotson. 
  14.  Indulging  in  or  inclined  to  levity;  wanting  dignity  or 
  solemnity;  trifling;  gay;  frivolous;  airy;  unsubstantial. 
  Seneca  can  not  be  too  heavy,  nor  Plautus  too  light. 
  Specimens  of  New  England  humor  laboriously  light 
  and  lamentably  mirthful.  --Hawthorne. 
  15.  Not  quite  sound  or  normal;  somewhat  impaired  or  deranged; 
  dizzy;  giddy. 
  Are  his  wits  safe?  Is  he  not  light  of  brain  ? 
  16.  Easily  bestowed;  inconsiderately  rendered. 
  To  a  fair  semblance  doth  light  faith  annex. 
  17.  Wanton;  unchaste;  as  a  woman  of  light  character. 
  A  light  wife  doth  make  a  heavy  husband.  --Shak. 
  18.  Not  of  the  legal,  standard,  or  usual  weight;  clipped; 
  diminished;  as  light  coin. 
  19.  Loose;  sandy;  easily  pulverized;  as  a  light  soil. 
  {Light  cavalry},  {Light  horse}  (Mil.),  light-armed  soldiers 
  mounted  on  strong  and  active  horses. 
  {Light  eater},  one  who  eats  but  little. 
  {Light  infantry},  infantry  soldiers  selected  and  trained  for 
  rapid  evolutions. 
  {Light  of  foot}. 
  a  Having  a  light  step. 
  b  Fleet. 
  {Light  of  heart},  gay,  cheerful. 
  {Light  oil}  (Chem.),  the  oily  product,  lighter  than  water, 
  forming  the  chief  part  of  the  first  distillate  of  coal 
  tar,  and  consisting  largely  of  benzene  and  toluene. 
  {Light  sails}  (Naut.),  all  the  sails  above  the  topsails, 
  with  also  the  studding  sails  and  flying  jib.  --Dana. 
  {Light  sleeper},  one  easily  wakened. 
  {Light  weight},  a  prize  fighter,  boxer,  wrestler,  or  jockey, 
  who  is  below  a  standard  medium  weight.  Cf  {Feather 
  weight},  under  {Feather}.  [Cant] 
  {To  make  light  of},  to  treat  as  of  little  consequence;  to 
  slight;  to  disregard. 
  {To  set  light  by},  to  undervalue;  to  slight;  to  treat  as  of 
  no  importance;  to  despise. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Light  \Light\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  ignited;  to  take  fire;  as  the  match  will  not 
  2.  To  be  illuminated;  to  receive  light;  to  brighten;  --  with 
  up  as  the  room  lights  up  very  well 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Light  \Light\  (l[imac]t),  adv 
  Lightly;  cheaply.  --Hooker. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.] 
  From  his  head  the  heavy  burgonet  did  light.  --Spenser. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Light  \Light\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lighted}  (-[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  {Alight},  {Lighten}  to  make  light.] 
  1.  To  dismount;  to  descend,  as  from  a  horse  or  carriage;  to 
  alight;  --  with  from  off  on  upon  at  in 
  When  she  saw  Isaac,  she  lighted  off  the  camel. 
  --Gen.  xxiv. 
  Slowly  rode  across  a  withered  heath,  And  lighted  at 
  a  ruined  inn.  --Tennyson. 
  2.  To  feel  light;  to  be  made  happy.  [Obs.] 
  It  made  all  their  hearts  to  light.  --Chaucer. 
  3.  To  descend  from  flight,  and  rest,  perch,  or  settle,  as  a 
  bird  or  insect. 
  [The  bee]  lights  on  that  and  this  and  tasteth  all 
  --Sir.  J. 
  On  the  tree  tops  a  crested  peacock  lit.  --Tennyson. 
  4.  To  come  down  suddenly  and  forcibly;  to  fall;  --  with  on  or 
  On  me  me  only,  as  the  source  and  spring  Of  all 
  corruption,  all  the  blame  lights  due.  --Milton. 
  5.  To  come  by  chance;  to  happen;  --  with  on  or  upon  formerly 
  with  into 
  The  several  degrees  of  vision,  which  the  assistance 
  of  glasses  (casually  at  first  lit  on)  has  taught  us 
  to  conceive.  --Locke. 
  They  shall  light  into  atheistical  company.  --South. 
  And  here  we  lit  on  Aunt  Elizabeth,  And  Lilia  with 
  the  rest.  --Tennyson. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wine  \Wine\,  n.  [OE.  win,  AS  win,  fr  L.  vinum  (cf.  Icel. 
  v[=i]n;  all  from  the  Latin);  akin  to  Gr  o'i^nos,  ?,  and  E. 
  withy.  Cf  {Vine},  {Vineyard},  {Vinous},  {Withy}.] 
  1.  The  expressed  juice  of  grapes,  esp.  when  fermented;  a 
  beverage  or  liquor  prepared  from  grapes  by  squeezing  out 
  their  juice,  and  (usually)  allowing  it  to  ferment.  ``Red 
  wine  of  Gascoigne.''  --Piers  Plowman. 
  Wine  is  a  mocker,  strong  drink  is  raging,  and 
  whosoever  is  deceived  thereby  is  not  wise.  --Prov. 
  xx  1. 
  Bacchus,  that  first  from  out  the  purple  grape 
  Crushed  the  sweet  poison  of  misused  wine.  --Milton. 
  Note:  Wine  is  essentially  a  dilute  solution  of  ethyl  alcohol, 
  containing  also  certain  small  quantities  of  ethers  and 
  ethereal  salts  which  give  character  and  bouquet. 
  According  to  their  color,  strength,  taste,  etc.,  wines 
  are  called  {red},  {white},  {spirituous},  {dry}, 
  {light},  {still},  etc 
  2.  A  liquor  or  beverage  prepared  from  the  juice  of  any  fruit 
  or  plant  by  a  process  similar  to  that  for  grape  wine;  as 
  currant  wine;  gooseberry  wine;  palm  wine. 
  3.  The  effect  of  drinking  wine  in  excess;  intoxication. 
  Noah  awoke  from  his  wine.  --Gen.  ix  24. 
  {Birch  wine},  {Cape  wine},  etc  See  under  {Birch},  {Cape}, 
  {Spirit  of  wine}.  See  under  {Spirit}. 
  {To  have  drunk  wine  of  ape}  or  {wine  ape},  to  be  so  drunk  as 
  to  be  foolish.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  {Wine  acid}.  (Chem.)  See  {Tartaric  acid},  under  {Tartaric}. 
  {Wine  apple}  (Bot.),  a  large  red  apple,  with  firm  flesh  and  a 
  rich,  vinous  flavor. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pilot  lamp  \Pilot  lamp\  or  light  \light\  .  (Elec.) 
  A  small  incandescent  telltale  lamp  on  a  dynamo  or  battery 
  circuit  to  show  approximately  by  its  brightness  the  voltage 
  of  the  current. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cockshut  \Cock"shut`\,  n. 
  A  kind  of  net  to  catch  woodcock.  [Obs.]  --Nares. 
  {Cockshut  time}  or  {light},  evening  twilight;  nightfall;  -- 
  so  called  in  allusion  to  the  tome  at  which  the  cockshut 
  used  to  be  spread.  [Obs.]  --Shak.  B.  Jonson 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Incandescent  \In`can*des"cent\,  a.  [L.  incandecens  -entis,  p. 
  pr  of  incandescere  to  become  warm  or  hot;  pref.  in-  in  + 
  candescere  to  become  of  a  glittering  whiteness,  to  become  red 
  hot,  incho.  fr  candere  to  be  of  a  glittering  whiteness:  cf 
  F.  incandescent.  See  {Candle}.] 
  White,  glowing,  or  luminous,  with  intense  heat;  as 
  incandescent  carbon  or  platinum;  hence  clear;  shining; 
  Holy  Scripture  become  resplendent;  or  as  one  might 
  say  incandescent  throughout.  --I.  Taylor. 
  {Incandescent  lamp}  or  {light}  (Elec.),  a  kind  of  lamp  in 
  which  the  light  is  produced  by  a  thin  filament  of 
  conducting  material,  usually  carbon 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  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"  [ant:  {heavy}] 
  2:  (used  of  color)  having  a  relatively  small  amount  of  coloring 
  agent;  "light  blue";  "light  colors  such  as  pastels"  [ant: 
  3:  of  the  military  or  industry;  using  (or  being)  relatively 
  small  or  light  arms  or  equipment;  "light  infantry";  "light 
  cavalry";  "light  industry";  "light  weapons"  [ant:  {heavy}] 
  4:  not  great  in  degree  or  quantity  or  number;  "a  light 
  sentence";  "a  light  accent";  "casualties  were  light"; 
  "light  snow  was  falling";  "light  misty  rain";  "light  smoke 
  from  the  chimney"  [ant:  {heavy}] 
  5:  psychologically  light;  especially  free  from  sadness  or 
  troubles;  "a  light  heart"  [ant:  {heavy}] 
  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"  [ant:  {dark}] 
  7:  used  of  vowels  or  syllables;  pronounced  with  little  or  no 
  stress;  "a  syllable  that  ends  in  a  short  vowel  is  a  light 
  syllable";  "a  weak  stress  on  the  second  syllable"  [syn:  {unaccented}, 
  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  sandy  soil"  [syn:  {friable},  {sandy}] 
  10:  (of  sound  or  color)  free  from  anything  that  dulls  or  dims; 
  "efforts  to  obtain  a  clean  bass  in  orchestral 
  recordings";  "clear  laughter  like  a  waterfall";  "clear 
  reds  and  blues";  "a  light  lilting  voice  like  a  silver 
  bell"  [syn:  {clean},  {clear},  {unclouded}] 
  11:  moving  easily  and  quickly;  nimble;  "the  dancer  was  light  and 
  graceful";  "a  lightsome  buoyant  step";  "walked  with  a 
  light  tripping  step"  [syn:  {lightsome},  {tripping}] 
  12:  demanding  little  effort;  not  burdensome;  "light  housework"; 
  "light  exercise" 
  13:  of  little  intensity  or  power  or  force;  "the  light  touch  of 
  her  fingers";  "a  light  breeze"  [ant:  {heavy}] 
  14:  (physics,  chemistry)  not  having  atomic  weight  greater  than 
  average;  "light  water  is  ordinary  water"  [ant:  {heavy}] 
  15:  weak  and  likely  to  lose  consciousness;  "suddenly  felt  faint 
  from  the  pain";  "was  sick  and  faint  from  hunger";  "felt 
  light  in  the  head";  "a  swooning  fit";  "light-headed  with 
  wine";  "light-headed  from  lack  of  sleep"  [syn:  {faint},  {swooning}, 
  16:  very  thin  and  insubstantial;  "thin  paper";  "flimsy  voile"; 
  "light  summer  dresses"  [syn:  {flimsy}] 
  17:  marked  by  temperance  in  indulgence;  "abstemious  meals";  "a 
  light  eater";  "a  light  smoker";  "ate  a  light  supper" 
  [syn:  {abstemious},  {light(a)}] 
  18:  less  than  the  correct  or  legal  or  full  amount  often 
  deliberately  so  "a  light  pound";  "a  scant  cup  of  sugar"; 
  "regularly  gives  short  weight"  [syn:  {scant(p)},  {short}] 
  19:  having  little  importance;  "losing  his  job  was  no  light 
  20:  intended  primarily  as  entertainment;  not  serious  or 
  profound;  "light  verse";  "a  light  comedy" 
  21:  silly  or  trivial;  "idle  pleasure";  "light  banter";  "light 
  idle  chatter"  [syn:  {idle}] 
  22:  having  a  spongy  or  flaky  texture;  well-leavened;  "light 
  23:  designed  for  ease  of  movement  or  to  carry  little  weight; 
  "light  aircraft";  "a  light  truck" 
  24:  having  relatively  few  calories;  "diet  cola";  "light  (or 
  lite)  beer";  "lite  (or  light)  mayonnaise";  "a  low-cal 
  diet"  [syn:  {diet(a)},  {lite},  {low-cal}] 
  25:  (of  sleep)  easily  disturbed;  "in  a  light  doze";  "a  light 
  sleeper";  "a  restless  wakeful  night"  [syn:  {wakeful}] 
  26:  casual  and  unrestrained  in  sexual  behavior;  "her  easy 
  virtue";  "he  was  told  to  avoid  loose  (or  light)  women"; 
  "wanton  behavior"  [syn:  {easy},  {loose},  {promiscuous},  {sluttish}, 
  n  1:  (physics)  electromagnetic  radiation  that  can  produce  a 
  visual  sensation;  "the  light  was  filtered  through  a  soft 
  glass  window"  [syn:  {visible  light},  {visible  radiation}] 
  2:  any  device  serving  as  a  source  of  visible  light;  "he  stopped 
  the  car  and  turned  off  the  lights"  [syn:  {light  source}] 
  3:  a  particular  perspective  or  aspect  of  a  situation;  "although 
  he  saw  it  in  a  different  light,  he  still  did  not 
  4:  the  quality  of  being  luminous;  emitting  or  reflecting  light; 
  "its  luminosity  is  measured  relative  to  that  of  our  sun" 
  [syn:  {luminosity},  {brightness},  {luminance},  {luminousness}] 
  5:  an  illuminated  area;  "he  stepped  into  the  light" 
  6:  a  condition  of  spiritual  awareness;  divine  illumination; 
  "follow  God's  light"  [syn:  {illumination}] 
  7:  the  visual  effect  of  illumination  on  objects  or  scenes  as 
  created  in  pictures;  "he  could  paint  the  lightest  light 
  and  the  darkest  dark"  [syn:  {lightness}] 
  8:  a  person  regarded  very  fondly;  "the  light  of  my  life" 
  9:  having  abundant  light  or  illumination:  "they  played  as  long 
  as  it  was  light"  or  "as  long  as  the  lighting  was  good" 
  [syn:  {lighting}]  [ant:  {dark}] 
  10:  mental  understanding  as  an  enlightening  experience;  "he 
  finally  saw  the  light";  "can  you  shed  light  on  this 
  11:  brightness  and  animation  of  countenance;  "he  had  a  sparkle 
  in  his  eye"  [syn:  {sparkle},  {spark}] 
  12:  public  awareness;  "it  brought  the  scandal  to  light" 
  13:  a  divine  presence  believed  by  Quakers  to  enlighten  and  guide 
  the  soul  [syn:  {Inner  Light},  {Light},  {Light  Within},  {Christ 
  14:  a  visual  warning  signal;  "they  saw  the  light  of  the  beacon"; 
  "there  was  a  light  at  every  corner" 
  15:  a  device  for  lighting  or  igniting  fuel  or  charges  or  fires; 
  "do  you  have  a  light?"  [syn:  {lighter},  {igniter},  {ignitor}] 
  adv  :  with  few  burdens;  "experienced  travellers  travel  light" 
  [syn:  {lightly}] 
  v  1:  make  lighter  or  brighter;  "This  lamp  lightens  the  room  a 
  bit"  [syn:  {illume},  {illumine},  {light  up},  {illuminate}] 
  2:  begin  to  smoke;  "After  the  meal,  some  of  the  diners  lit  up" 
  [syn:  {light  up},  {fire  up}] 
  3:  to  come  to  rest,  settle:  "Misfortune  lighted  upon  him." 
  [syn:  {alight},  {perch}] 
  4:  cause  to  start  burning;  subject  to  fire  or  great  heat; 
  "great  heat  will  ignite  paper";  "Light  a  cigarette"  [syn: 
  {ignite}]  [ant:  {extinguish}] 
  5:  fall  to  somebody  by  assignment  or  lot:  "The  task  fell  to 
  me";  "It  fell  to  me  to  notify  the  parents  of  the  victims" 
  [syn:  {fall}] 
  6:  get  off  (a  horse)  [syn:  {unhorse},  {dismount},  {get  off},  {get 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  LIfecycle  Global  HyperText. 
  A  project  in  the  CERN  ECP/TP  group  whereby  documents  resulting 
  from  the  {software  life  cycle}  are  available  as  {hypertext}. 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  offspring  of  the  divine  command  (Gen.  1:3).  "All  the  more 
  joyous  emotions  of  the  mind,  all  the  pleasing  sensations  of  the 
  frame,  all  the  happy  hours  of  domestic  intercourse  were 
  habitually  described  among  the  Hebrews  under  imagery  derived 
  from  light"  (1  Kings  11:36;  Isa.  58:8;  Esther  8:16;  Ps  97:11). 
  Light  came  also  naturally  to  typify  true  religion  and  the 
  felicity  it  imparts  (Ps.  119:105;  Isa.  8:20;  Matt.  4:16,  etc.), 
  and  the  glorious  inheritance  of  the  redeemed  (Col.  1:12;  Rev. 
  21:23-25).  God  is  said  to  dwell  in  light  inaccessible  (1  Tim. 
  6:16).  It  frequently  signifies  instruction  (Matt.  5:16;  John 
  5:35).  In  its  highest  sense  it  is  applied  to  Christ  as  the  "Sun 
  of  righteousness"  (Mal.  4:2;  Luke  2:32;  John  1:7-9).  God  is 
  styled  "the  Father  of  lights"  (James  1:17).  It  is  used  of  angels 
  (2  Cor.  11:14),  and  of  John  the  Baptist,  who  was  a  "burning  and 
  a  shining  light"  (John  5:35),  and  of  all  true  disciples,  who  are 
  styled  "the  light  of  the  world"  (Matt.  5:14). 

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