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Visible radiation. The human eye can typically detect radiation (light) in the wavelength range of about 400 to 750 nanometers. Nearby shorter and longer wavelength ranges, although not visible, are commonly called ultraviolet and infrared light.
(RQ:Churchill Celebrity), and the light of the reflector fell full upon her.
2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
- When the studio light is on, I am recording my evening show.
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(RQ:King James Version)
(RQ:Maxwell Mirror and the Lamp), the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion that accompanied his thoughts.
Spiritual or mental illumination; enlightenment, useful information.
(RQ:Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona)
(RQ:Mencken American Language)
(RQ:Burton Melancholy), which are durable lights and notions, which we may use when we will.
A notable person within a specific field or discipline.
(RQ:Tennyson Poems 1842)
The manner in which the light strikes a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of a landscape or other scene; opposed to ''shade''.
A point of view, or aspect from which a concept, person or thing is regarded.
(RQ:South Twelve Sermon), "Why Christ's Doctrine was Rejected by the Jews"
- Frequent consideration of a thing (..) shows it in its several lights and various ways of appearance.
(RQ:Orwell Animal Farm)
- Now if there was one thing that the animals were completely certain of, it was that they did not want Jones back. When it was put to them in this light, they had no more to say.
A flame or something used to create fire.
A cigarette lighter.
''a Bengal light''
A window in architecture, carriage design, or motor car design: either the opening itself or the window pane of glass that fills it, if any.
Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity.
The power of perception by vision.
The brightness of the eye or eyes.
A light, or, by extension, an intersection controlled by one or more that will face a traveler who is receiving instructions.
''We lit the fire to get some heat.''
To fire to; to set burning.
''She lit her last match.''
- if a thousand candles be all lighted from one
To illuminate; to provide light for when it is dark.
''I used my torch to light the way home through the woods in the night.''
''19th century, (w), ''The Fortnightly Review''
- One hundred years ago, to have lit this theatre as brilliantly as it is now lighted would have cost, I suppose, fifty pounds.
- The Sun has set, and Vesper, to supply / His absent beams, had lighted up the sky.
To become ignited; to take fire.
''This soggy match will not light.''
To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.
1824, (w), ''(w)'', ''Richard I and the Abbot of Boxley''
- His bishops lead him forth, and light him on.
''Light the extra ball by amassing 500 million points in the wizard mode.''
Served with extra milk or cream.
- These weights did not exert their natural gravity (..) insomuch that I could not guess which was light or heavy whilst I held them in my hand.
Lacking that which burdens or makes heavy.
Lightly built; typically designed for speed or small loads.
Without any piece of equipment attached or attached only to a caboose.
With low viscosity.
Low in fat, calories, alcohol, salt, etc.
''This light beer still gets you drunk if you have enough of it.''
Slight, not forceful or intense; small in amount or intensity.
''a light drizzle''; ''a light rain was falling''; ''a light snow set in''
(senseid)Gentle; having little force or momentum.
''This artist clearly had a light, flowing touch.''
Easy to endure or perform.
''light duties around the house''
- Light sufferings give us leisure to complain.
Unimportant, trivial, having little value or significance.
''I made some light comment, and we moved on.''
1902, John Buchan, ''The Outgoing of the Tide'':
- He had drunk more than was fit for him, and he was singing some light song, when he saw approaching, as he said, the pale horse mentioned in the Revelation, with Death seated as the rider.
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
(RQ:Shakespeare Love's Labour's Lost)
(RQ:Shakespeare Merchant of Venice)
Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
(RQ:Bacon Essayes) but not always best subjects, for they are light to run away.
Easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile.
''a light, vain person; a light mind''
1633, (w), ''The Wisdom of being Religious''
- There is no greater argument of a light and inconsiderate person than profanely to scoff at religion.
Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; lacking dignity or solemnity; frivolous; airy.
''Ogden Nash was a writer of light verse.''
1851, (w), ''Old News''
- specimens of New England humour laboriously light and lamentably mirthful
Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy.
Easily interrupted by stimulation.
''light sleep; light anesthesia''
A stone that is not thrown hard enough.
To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.
*(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
To find by chance.
''I lit upon a rare book in a second-hand bookseller's.''
(RQ:London Call of the Wild)
To alight; to land or come down.
''She fell out of the window but luckily lit on her feet.''
(RQ:Defoe Crusoe) I drew my little Troop in among thoſe Trees, and placing our ſelves in a Line, behind one long Tree, I advis'd them all to light, and keeping that Tree before us, for a Breaſt-Work, to ſtand in a Triangle, or three Fronts, encloſing our Horſes in the Center.
1769, Benjamin Blayney (Ed.), ''King James Bible'' (Genesis 25:64)
- And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
1885, (w), ''Hunting Trips of a Ranchman''
- Some kinds of ducks in lighting strike the water with their tails first, and skitter along the surface for a few feet before settling down.
1957, (w) (Theodor Geisel), ''(w)''
- And our fish came down, too. He fell into a pot! He said, "Do I like this? Oh, no! I do not. This is not a good game," Said our fish as he lit.
diet, low-fat, fat-free, light
Illumination in general, or any source thereof.
an opening in a wall allowing for the transmission of light; a window.
The state of being easily seen.
Lacking substance or seriousness; lite