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  4  definitions  found 
  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\,  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]: 
  Lit  \Lit\, 
  a  form  of  the  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Light}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  provided  with  artificial  light;  "illuminated  advertising"; 
  "looked  up  at  the  lighted  windows";  "a  brightly  lit 
  room";  "a  well-lighted  stairwell"  [syn:  {illuminated}, 
  {lighted},  {well-lighted}] 
  2:  set  afire  or  burning;  "the  lighted  candles";  "a  lighted 
  cigarette";  "a  lit  firecracker"  [syn:  {lighted}]  [ant:  {unlighted}] 

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