Adjective "light" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


The natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
  1. in singular 'the lamps in the street shed a faint light into the room'
  2. 'In that case, what you need to know before choosing when to take your picture is that the colour of light changes throughout the day.'
  3. 'Stockholm is beautiful in the mornings, the golden light glinting off the buildings.'
  4. 'We really do not know what would happen to time when an object passes the speed of light.'
  5. 'This is another good time to walk outside and expose yourself to some natural light.'
  6. 'He had carried out research into light and how it interacts with atoms.'
  7. 'The sun was setting low, casting a dull orange light in the sky.'
  8. 'The plants were grown in natural light with no supplementary lighting.'
  9. 'I wanted to sleep a little longer, but the faint light of the sun had awakened me.'
  10. 'Einstein used Planck's quantum hypothesis to describe the electromagnetic radiation of light.'
  11. 'The abstract representations are also a reflection of the artist's mastery over colour and light.'
  12. 'When Pete flicks out the electric lights, we are plunged into inky darkness and ringing silence.'
  13. 'After a few days without lights, electric heat or TV, your stress level shoots through the roof.'
  14. 'She moved quietly to her front porch where the light was turned on for her.'
  15. 'Shadows, cast by the trees blocking the porch light outside the windows, dance over the coffee table.'
  16. 'The aircraft took off in the dark with the runway illuminated by truck lights.'
  17. 'Everything is brightly lit once the UV lights are turned on.'
  18. 'The huge primary lights in the ceiling were darkened but the scattered emergency lights gave some illumination.'
  19. 'The car's lights went off and only enhanced the feeling of shadow.'
  20. 'There was an electric light at the top of the staircase but there was no bulb in it at the time of the accident.'
  21. 'We didn't have a bathroom or electric power or lights and things until I was about 17 years old.'
  22. 'Christmas lights'
  23. 'Huge neon lights decorated the outside and, in many different colors, advertised the many different games inside the casino.'
  24. 'And as the midnight hour approached, the tall ships decorated with tiny lights turned with the crowds towards the Harbour Bridge.'
  25. 'When we got to school, they had the cafeteria all decorated up with lights and balloons.'
  26. 'As the sun sets on the skyscrapers, neon lights hug the outsides of the buildings, making the skyline look as impressive at night as it does during the day.'
  27. 'Both cottages were beautifully decorated with festive lights and welcome home banners last Thursday morning before the group arrived.'
  28. 'Winston walked past me in the den with a giant cardboard box full of Christmas lights that he took outside.'
  29. 'All the shops are full of Christmas spirit and the lights and decorations are beautiful.'
  30. 'A rising star in classical music is to perform in Bolton at the Christmas lights switch-on.'
  31. 'Instead of the usual studio lighting he used the available light sources visible in the shot, such as lamps, Christmas tree lights and so forth.'
  32. 'If it is any consolation, it gave me time to admire the decorative lights put up by some people in their homes and gardens.'
  33. 'I don't want to drive these things wide open on the street, but we'll run them zero to 60 at the next few lights.'
  34. 'With a lights controlled junction at Feehily's corner this would make things safer for both vehicles and pedestrians.'
  35. 'Another plan includes installation of signal lights at some junctions on the ring roads.'
  36. 'Maybe it's just difficult for them to control the horses in Central London, and that's why the guy jumped the light.'
  37. 'Imagine his surprise when traffic coming through the lights headed straight for him.'
  38. 'the plant requires good light'
  39. 'To the left, the living room faces the front garden and gets plenty of natural light.'
  40. 'This plant is an annual that is easy to start from seed and is not fussy about soil or light.'
  41. 'She narrowed her dark eyes in the strong light, and turned around to go back to the main street.'
  42. 'His eyes were grey; they just looked brown in certain lights.'
  43. 'The cramped room was dark and gloomy, a faint stream of gentle light streaming through the grimy window.'
  44. 'The deer can look black in some lights and have a white rump.'
  45. 'Domestic buildings do not need a lot of light but buildings where people work need to be well lit.'
  46. 'I resume my watch but the light is failing so I exchange my camera for my rifle.'
  47. 'On entering this vast sanctum, one is immediately struck by the quality of space and light.'
  48. 'She feared the new houses on the school site would block light to her bungalow and invade her privacy.'
  49. 'I suppose blocking of a right to light would be an example, would it not?'
An expression in someone's eyes indicating a particular emotion or mood.
  1. 'His features softened when he saw her, though there was no light of recognition in his eyes.'
  2. 'She had a very soft beauty to her, but she had a fierce light in her eyes.'
  3. 'No words could describe that feeling of supreme joy at seeing the light in her eyes.'
  4. 'He was, by his lights at least, honest with me.'
  5. 'It seems to me that they were a state, but they had a legal system which, according to their lights, was divinely ordained.'
Understanding of a problem or mystery; enlightenment.
  1. 'The light of knowledge characterises John's spiritual development and devotion to God.'
  2. 'His experience, and that of others, deserve to have light shed on them.'
  3. 'The light of knowledge is necessary to expel this demon of ignorance, he says.'
  4. 'Here, most tellingly, the study misses the light shed by new Western studies.'
  5. 'The light of the divine shines everywhere, and has no gender, and has no single pronoun, and has no one image.'
  6. 'It is not that we are illuminated by the divine light, but that the truth we grasp is illuminated.'
  7. 'At the moment I am only on the first steps of Buddhism but I see it as the only light in a very confusing world.'
  8. 'May God grant new gospel light to this spiritually deprived nation!'
  9. 'At emergence, the seeker may reconstruct the ego under the Will, that the ego will in totality reflect the true light.'
  10. 'The fog and deep darkness of my brain are slowly clearing and giving way to a little spiritual light.'
An area of something that is brighter or paler than its surroundings.
  1. 'Squint your eyes and see the landscape as a series of shapes, lights and darks, as opposed to seeing every detail.'
  2. 'My uncle turns, glances at me, the sun from behind the clouds casting lights and darks across his lean face.'
A device used to produce a flame or spark.
  1. 'I was nervous and when I get nervous I smoke - too bad I didn't have a light.'
A window or opening to let light in.
  1. 'This must be the upper light or lights of a third window, at the back of the room, adjacent to the back wall.'
  2. 'The opening casements were also taped along the junction between the casement and the opening light.'
  3. 'Well-lit by a triple-light mullion and transom window with wooden surrounds, the landing was given additional light from a dormer window high up in the central gable.'
  4. 'In summer, the glazed frame-light can often be left off altogether and replaced with a slatted frame, the glazed light being put back if there is a likelihood of heavy rain.'
A person eminent in a particular sphere of activity.
  1. 'One of Canada's brightest lights has passed away.'
  2. 'New cap Scott MacLeod is one of Scotland's bright young lights, but Gray fails to shine.'
(in a crossword puzzle) a blank space to be filled by a letter.


    Provide with light or lighting; illuminate.
    1. 'lightning suddenly lit up the house'
    2. 'The hallway, lit with sunlight from both ends, was serenely quiet.'
    3. 'It was night but the moon was full so everything was lit up and reflected.'
    4. 'We walked for an hour until we were in a large room, lighted by a hole in the ceiling.'
    5. 'It's cramped, poorly stocked and somehow dimly lit.'
    6. 'Sets are very minimalist but lit to good effect.'
    7. 'The dining room was dark and cold and only lighted by a candle or two.'
    8. 'The night climb is stark affair, halogen lights casting deep black shadows on every part of the cliff face that isn't brilliantly lit.'
    9. 'Both the other ballets were two-piano scores, played on stage and lit so that only the pianists' profiles were visible.'
    10. 'And the art, hung here and there and lit in one case by lamplight, was a hodgepodge of styles.'
    11. 'The band treated the crowd to some of their greatest hits and was made even more special when a fireworks display lit up the sky behind them.'
    12. 'Edwards lost a truck race because he slowed when the caution light was lit accidentally.'
    13. 'As he flicked the switch to light the brightly coloured bulbs, an enormous cheer went up from onlookers.'
    14. 'I'll light you down to the gate'
    15. 'As night fell, a full moon rose and lit my way back into the landscape, where I sat on top of the hill and contemplated how lucky I was.'
    16. 'One was so scrupulous that when he finished work, he would snuff out the candle the state had provided and light himself to bed with his own.'
    17. 'Suddenly, the forest lit up as five bolts of white lightning rained down from the sky.'
    18. 'The night sky would light up; there was a bright white glow every time the lightning surged through the clouds.'
    19. 'Drawing power from the battery, the screen lit up brightly, illuminating everything by it.'
    20. 'Andrew immediately got to his feet to catch up with me as I entered the hall, now brightly lit up.'
    21. 'The switchboard lit up for the Brighton area and people claimed that the devil had come to Earth to kill them all.'
    22. 'I stared blankly at the PC screen, waiting for it to light up.'
    23. 'This limited production L.E.D. watch lights up brighter than any other watch available.'
    24. 'In the darkening light, street lamps began to light up and windows glowed with indoor illumination.'
    25. 'The bridge around them now lit up brightly as a globe of sunlight surrounded her.'
    Make (something) start burning; ignite.
    1. 'a lit cigarette'
    2. 'His sightless eyes looked almost black in the shadows cast by the candle he had lit.'
    3. 'She's lighting the Chanukah candles for those of us who can't get home by sundown.'
    4. 'I lit my scented candles, dimmed the lights, and tucked into my new book.'
    5. 'Dad would trudge on to the lawn with a tin of fireworks, dashing back to safety after lighting each one as if a Pompeii-scale eruption were imminent.'
    6. 'Be careful when lighting alcohol on fire: make sure that the stove top is clean and that there are no flammable materials hanging about.'
    7. 'He ran his hand through his raven black hair and then lit his cigarette.'
    8. 'Wordlessly, she took a seat around the bonfire she had lit earlier.'
    9. 'Word is now that they're lighting buildings on fire, but I can't confirm that.'
    10. 'He then pulled out his cigarette, and lit it, and held his pack out for her to take one.'
    11. 'They had a load of cigarettes and they lit a fire, deciding to stay there for the night.'
    12. 'It took three goes to get the cigarette to light, as my hands were shaking.'
    13. 'Mr Griffiths was sucking hopefully at his pipe, which had refused to light properly.'
    14. no object 'workers who light up in prohibited areas face dismissal'
    15. 'I find it rude when someone lights up during a meal, they could simply walk outside or wait till the meal is finished.'
    16. 'Though smoking was banned he lit up regardless and a fire broke out.'
    17. 'I sat down in the smoking section of a café, in front of a young couple with a kid (who were also in the Smoking area) and lit up.'
    18. 'There is nothing worse than being in a cosy little restaurant, enjoying wonderful food, and then somebody lights up and blows that acrid smoke in your direction.'
    19. 'I pulled out a cigarette from my handbag and lit it up.'


    Having a considerable or sufficient amount of natural light; not dark.
    1. 'The seeds were then grown in vermiculite at 30°C under dark or light conditions.'
    2. 'Install exterior lights that automatically come on when it gets dark and go off when it's light.'
    3. 'If it is sufficiently light outside to tell a white thread from a black thread then one should be fasting.'
    4. 'Albert proudly opened the front door and Betty and I walked into a large, light hallway.'
    (of a colour) pale.
    1. 'The Bertons chose a light beige paint tied together with a white trim in most rooms.'
    2. 'Don't take anything white or light coloured with you unless you are going on some luxury holiday somewhere.'
    3. 'The blouse was a light, delicate shade of pink, with a dark flower pattern covering it.'
    4. 'The walls were a dark jade color here, the tile a light tan covered with crimson matting.'
    5. 'The colors she chooses lean more heavily to violet, light pink, green, black, silver and gold.'
    6. 'The suspect was described only as a white man, in a light coloured short-sleeved shirt.'
    7. 'The vehicle involved, which had also been damaged, had been a light green or blue in colour, although the make or model was not known.'
    8. 'Fresh and light colours such as blue and green are widely seen in this theme.'
    9. 'She was tall, large in the stomach with light blonde hair and piercing eyes.'
    10. 'It was red, made from bright red bricks, and its roof was a light blue colour.'


    1. something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light.

    2. Physics. Also called luminous energy, radiant energy. electromagnetic radiation to which the organs of sight react, ranging in wavelength from about 400 to 700 nm and propagated at a speed of 186,282 mi./sec (299,972 km/sec), considered variously as a wave, corpuscular, or quantum phenomenon. a similar form of radiant energy that does not affect the retina, as ultraviolet or infrared rays.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "volumes can be light at lots."

    "volumes can be light at shares."

    "tradings can be light at shares."

    "volumes can be light in/at/on dates."

    "tradings can be light on dates."

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