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Idioms about light

Origin of light

1
First recorded before 900; (noun and adjective) Middle English; Old English l膿oht; cognate with Old Saxon lioht, Old Frisian liacht, Dutch, German licht, Gothic liuhath (noun); akin to Old Norse lj艒s (noun), lj艒ss (adjective), Latin l奴x (noun), Greek leuk贸s 鈥渂right, white鈥; (verb) Middle English lighten, Old English l墨htan, cognate with Old Saxon liuhtian, Old High German liuhten (German leuchten ), Gothic liuhtjan

OTHER WORDS FROM light

lightful, adjectivelight路ful路ly, adverb

Other definitions for light (2 of 3)

light2
[ lahyt ]
/ la瑟t /

adjective, light路er, light路est.
adverb, light路er, light路est.
lightly: to travel light.
with no load or cargo hauled or carried: a locomotive running light to its roundhouse.
noun
a light product, as a beer or cigarette.

Origin of light

2
First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English l膿oht, l墨ht; cognate with Old Frisian li(u)cht, Old Saxon -l墨ht, Dutch licht, German leicht, Old Norse l膿ttr, Gothic leihts

Other definitions for light (3 of 3)

light3
[ lahyt ]
/ la瑟t /

verb (used without object), light路ed or lit, light路ing.
to get down or descend, as from a horse or a vehicle: As she lighted, the journalists began shouting questions at her.
to come to rest, as on a spot or thing; fall or settle upon; land: The bird lighted on the branch. My eye lighted on some friends in the crowd.
to come by chance; happen; hit (usually followed by on or upon): to light on a clue; to light on an ideal picnic spot.
to fall, as a stroke, weapon, vengeance, or choice, on a place or person: The choice lighted upon our candidate.
Verb Phrases
light into, Informal. to make a vigorous physical or verbal attack on: He would light into anyone with the slightest provocation.
light out, Informal. to leave quickly; depart hurriedly: He lit out of here as fast as his legs would carry him.

Origin of light

3
First recorded before 900; Middle English lihten, Old English l墨htan 鈥渢o make light, relieve of a weight鈥; see light2
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How to use light in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for light (1 of 3)

light1
/ (la瑟t) /

noun
adjective
verb lights, lighting, lighted or lit (l瑟t)
See also lights 1, light up

Derived forms of light

lightish, adjectivelightless, adjective

Word Origin for light

Old English l膿oht; related to Old High German lioht, Gothic liuhath, Latin lux

British Dictionary definitions for light (2 of 3)

light2
/ (la瑟t) /

adjective
adverb
a less common word for lightly
with little equipment, baggage, etcto travel light
verb lights, lighting, lighted or lit (l瑟t) (intr)

Derived forms of light

lightish, adjectivelightly, adverblightness, noun

Word Origin for light

Old English l膿oht; related to Dutch licht, Gothic leihts

British Dictionary definitions for light (3 of 3)

Light
/ (la瑟t) /

noun
God regarded as a source of illuminating grace and strength
Quakerism short for Inner Light
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for light

light
[ l墨t ]

n.
Electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength in the range from about 4,000 (violet) to about 7,700 (red) angstroms and may be perceived by the normal unaided human eye.
Electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength.
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Scientific definitions for light

light
[ l墨t ]

Electromagnetic radiation that can be perceived by the human eye. It is made up of electromagnetic waves with wavelengths between 4 X 10-7 and 7 X 10-7 meters. Light, and all other electromagnetic radiation, travels at a speed of about 299,728 km (185,831 mi) per second in a vacuum. See also photon.
Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light. See Note at electromagnetic radiation.
The American Heritage庐 Science Dictionary Copyright 漏 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for light

light

The type of electromagnetic wave that is visible to the human eye. Visible light runs along a spectrum from the short wavelengths of violet to the longer wavelengths of red. (See photon.)

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Other Idioms and Phrases with light

light

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