Definition Light

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light: not heavy; pale, not dark; not serious, small, minor
a light meal a small meal
while it's still light out before it is night

to light (a candle), to light (a building): to ignite, to illuminate, to set fire to (a candle); to bring light to (a building)
Could you light the oven for me? My mom says I can't use matches.

This is an irregular verb:
I light / I lit, lighted / I have lit, lighted

light: the lamp, the bulb; the opposite of the dark
Can you turn the lights on? It is very dark in here.


  • "Greg : Lighting barbies and grilling meat."
  • "Friday : To finish the week in style, our twisted tycoon was seen burning hundred dollar bills to light Cuban cigars in a Las Vegas night club."
  • "I'm just here to fix the lights."
  • "If you're wise, you'll equip your home with a top-of-the-range security system. Consider an alarm, motion-activated security lights, and perhaps CCTV cameras."
  • "Bartender : Dudweiser, Dud Light, Swiller Genuine Draft."
  • "Bruno : Harold, you just lit your cigar with a hundred-dollar bill!"
  • "Has been used with some success on very light sailplanes."
  • "Edward : I appreciate your frustration, Mr Smith, but I'm afraid to say that Delavigne fragrances are not designed to light barbecues."
  • "It's a lot lighter than I th."
  • "Jean : So Joe is super light!"

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