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Rivoningo - Light

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Definition of light
- Light adj
- 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" [ant: {heavy}]
- (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder" [syn: {light-colored}] [ant: {dark}]
- Of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons" [ant: {heavy}]
- 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" [ant: {heavy}]
- Psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart" [ant: {heavy}]
- Characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light" [ant: {dark}]
- 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" [syn: {unaccented}, {weak}]
- Easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet"
- (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light sandy soil" [syn: {friable}, {sandy}]
- (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" [syn: {clean}, {clear}, {unclouded}]
- Moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step" [syn: {lightsome}, {tripping}]
- Demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise"
- Of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze" [ant: {heavy}]
- (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water" [ant: {heavy}]
- 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" [syn: {faint}, {swooning}, {light-headed}, {lightheaded}]
- Very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "flimsy voile"; "light summer dresses" [syn: {flimsy}]
- Marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious meals"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper" [syn: {abstemious}, {light(a)}]
- Less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight" [syn: {scant(p)}, {short}]
- Having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter"
- Intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"
- Silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter" [syn: {idle}]
- Having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened; "light pastries"
- Designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
- Having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet" [syn: {lite}, {low-cal}]
- (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night" [syn: {wakeful}]
- Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior" [syn: {easy}, {loose}, {promiscuous}, {sluttish}, {wanton}] n
- (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window" [syn: {visible light}, {visible radiation}]
- Any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights" [syn: {light source}]
- A particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
- The quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun" [syn: {luminosity}, {brightness}, {brightness level}, {luminance}, {luminousness}]
- An illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
- A condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light" [syn: {illumination}]
- The visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark" [syn: {lightness}]
- A person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
- Mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
- Having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good" [syn: {lighting}] [ant: {dark}]
- Public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
- Brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye" [syn: {sparkle}, {spark}]
- A divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul [syn: {Inner Light}, {Light Within}, {Christ Within}]
- A visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
- A device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?" [syn: {lighter}, {igniter}, {ignitor}] adv : with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light" [syn: {lightly}] v
- Make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit" [syn: {illume}, {illumine}, {light up}, {illuminate}]
- Begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up" [syn: {light up}, {fire up}]
- To come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him" [syn: {alight}, {perch}]
- Cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette" [syn: {ignite}] [ant: {snuff out}]
- Fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims" [syn: {fall}]
- Get off (a horse) [syn: {unhorse}, {dismount}, {get off}, {get down}] [also: {lit}]
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