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Definition of Light
LightLight 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.
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.
To light a fire, to kindle the material of a fire.
Light Light, v. i.
1. To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not
2. To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with
up; as, the room lights up very well.
Light Light (l[imac]t), adv.
Lightly; cheaply. --Hooker.
LightLight 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.
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.
lightCockshut 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. lightIncandescent 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;
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
or visible light
is electromagnetic radiation within
of the electromagnetic spectrum
that is perceived
by the human
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