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KK Pronunciation

〔 laIt 〕

Pronunciation

〔 lait 〕


Overview of noun light

The noun light has 15 senses


  • light, visible light, visible radiation -- ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window")

  • light, light source -- (any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights")

  • light -- (a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand")

  • luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, light -- (the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun")

  • light -- (an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light")

  • light, illumination -- (a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light")

  • light, lightness -- (the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark")

  • light -- (a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life")

  • light, lighting -- (having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good")

  • light -- (mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?")

  • sparkle, twinkle, spark, light -- (merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes")

  • light -- (public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light")

  • Inner Light, Light, Light Within, Christ Within -- (a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul)

  • light -- (a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner")

  • lighter, light, igniter, ignitor -- (a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?")


Overview of verb light

The verb light has 6 senses


  • light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate -- (make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit")

  • light up, fire up, light -- (begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up")

  • alight, light, perch -- (to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him")

  • ignite, light -- (cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette")

  • fall, light -- (fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims")

  • unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get down -- (alight from (a horse))


Overview of adj light

The adj light has 25 senses


  • light -- (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")

  • light, light-colored -- ((used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder")

  • light -- (of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons")

  • light -- (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")

  • light -- (psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart")

  • light -- (characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light")

  • unaccented, light, weak -- ((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")

  • light -- (easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet")

  • light -- ((used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light soil")

  • clean, clear, light, unclouded -- ((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")

  • light, lightsome, tripping -- (moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step")

  • light -- (demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise")

  • light -- (of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze")

  • light -- ((physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water")

  • faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded -- (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")

  • light -- (very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "light summer dresses")

  • abstemious, light -- (marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper")

  • light, scant, short -- (less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight")

  • light -- (having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter")

  • light -- (intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy")

  • idle, light -- (silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter")

  • light -- (designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck")

  • light, lite, low-cal, calorie-free -- (having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet")

  • light, wakeful -- ((of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night")

  • easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton -- (casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior")


Overview of adv light

The adv light has 1 sense


  • lightly, light -- (with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light")