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Definition of Light

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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. --Hakewill. 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. --Landor. To light a fire, to kindle the material of a fire.
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Light Light, v. i. 1. To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light. 2. To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with up; as, the room lights up very well.
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Light Light (l[imac]t), adv. Lightly; cheaply. --Hooker.
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Light Light, v. t. [See Light not heavy, and cf. Light to alight, and Lighten to make less heavy.] To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off. [Obs.] From his head the heavy burgonet did light. --Spenser.
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Pilot lamp Pilot lamp or light light . (Elec.) A small incandescent telltale lamp on a dynamo or battery circuit to show approximately by its brightness the voltage of the current.
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Cockshut Cock"shut`, n. A kind of net to catch woodcock. [Obs.] --Nares. Cockshut time or light, evening twilight; nightfall; -- so called in allusion to the tome at which the cockshut used to be spread. [Obs.] --Shak. B. Jonson.
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Incandescent In`can*des"cent, a. [L. incandecens, -entis, p. pr. of incandescere to become warm or hot; pref. in- in + candescere to become of a glittering whiteness, to become red hot, incho. fr. candere to be of a glittering whiteness: cf. F. incandescent. See Candle.] White, glowing, or luminous, with intense heat; as, incandescent carbon or platinum; hence, clear; shining; brilliant. Holy Scripture become resplendent; or, as one might say, incandescent throughout. --I. Taylor. Incandescent lamp or light (Elec.), a kind of lamp in which the light is produced by a thin filament of conducting material, usually carbon

Meaning of Light from wikipedia

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- The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted c, is a universal physical constant that is exactly equal to 299,792,458 metres per second (approximately...
- "No Light, No Light" is a song by English indie rock band Florence and the Machine from their second studio album, Ceremonials (2011). The song was written...
- Light a Light may refer to: "Light a Light", a song by Janis Ian on the album Between the Lines (1975) "Light a Light", a cover of the Janis Ian song...
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- A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor device that emits light when current flows through it. Electrons in the semiconductor recombine with electron...
- Light from Light is a 2019 American drama written and directed by Paul Harrill and starring Marin Ireland, Jim Gaffigan, Josh Wiggins, Atheena Frizzell...
- Light rail transit (LRT) is a form of p****enger urban rail transit characterized by a combination of tram and rapid transit features. While its rolling...
- Light poetry or light verse is poetry that attempts to be humorous. Light poems are usually brief, can be on a frivolous or serious subject, and often...
- white light in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. White Light may refer to: White light, a combination of lights of different wavelengths White Light (The...