light in Chinese
[ lait ] Pronunciation:
How to pronounce "light"Synonyms of "light""light" in a sentence"light" meaning
past tense: lighted past participle: lighted present participle: lighting
- The last of evening light was fading away .
- R(l)is the amplitude of the transmitted light .
- Light was coming through in the corner flat .
- The lights of the traffic dazzled him .
- Light sets the speed limit for nature .
- He saw the matter in its true light .
- Bright light is the painter's best friend .
- The plates are insensitive to red light .
- The cream-coloured walls glowed with light .
- The inverse of its slope is the speed of light .
- with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"
Synonyms: lightly, lightly,
- with few burdens; "experienced travellers travel light"
Synonyms: lightly, lightly, Adjective
- characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
- (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"
- 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"
- psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart"
- 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"
- (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water"
- of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze"
- of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons"
- casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
Synonyms: easy, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton,
- (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light soil"
- (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night"
- demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework"; "light exercise"
- having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal diet"
Synonyms: lite, low-cal, calorie-free,
- easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; "a light diet"
- designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
- moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a light tripping step"
Synonyms: lightsome, tripping,
- (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"
Synonyms: clean, clear, unclouded,
- silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light idle chatter"
- intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"
- having little importance; "losing his job was no light matter"
- (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"
Synonyms: unaccented, weak,
- less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"
Synonyms: scant, short,
- marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
- very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "light summer dresses"
- 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"
Synonyms: faint, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded, Verb
- make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
Synonyms: illume, illumine, light up, illuminate,
- begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
Synonyms: light up, fire up,
- alight from (a horse)
Synonyms: unhorse, dismount, get off, get down,
- to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him"
Synonyms: alight, perch,
- fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
- cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
Synonyms: ignite, Noun
- any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
Synonyms: light source,
- a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
Synonyms: lighter, igniter, ignitor,
- the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"
- 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"
Synonyms: sparkle, twinkle, spark,
- the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
Synonyms: luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness,
- public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
- mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this problem?"
- a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
- a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon"; "there was a light at every corner"
- an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
- a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
- (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
Synonyms: visible light, visible radiation,
- having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"
- a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God''s light"