[ verb koun-ter-lahyt; noun koun-ter-lahyt ]

verb (used with object),coun·ter·light·ed or coun·ter·lit, coun·ter·light·ing.
  1. to light (an interior) with windows or lights on opposite sides.

  2. to light (an object) with a window or light directly opposite.

  1. a light or window that counterlights an interior or object.

Origin of counterlight

First recorded in 1720–30; counter- + light1

Words Nearby counterlight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024