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     adj 1: 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]
     2: (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]
     3: 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]
     4: 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]
     5: psychologically light; especially free from sadness or
        troubles; "a light heart" [ant: heavy]
     6: 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]
     7: 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,
     8: easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or
        heavily seasoned; "a light diet"
     9: (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency;
        "light sandy soil" [syn: friable, sandy]
     10: (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]
     11: moving easily and quickly; nimble; "the dancer was light and
         graceful"; "a lightsome buoyant step"; "walked with a
         light tripping step" [syn: lightsome, tripping]
     12: demanding little effort; not burdensome; "light housework";
         "light exercise"
     13: of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of
         her fingers"; "a light breeze" [ant: heavy]
     14: (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than
         average; "light water is ordinary water" [ant: heavy]
     15: 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]
     16: very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "flimsy voile";
         "light summer dresses" [syn: flimsy]
     17: marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious meals"; "a
         light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
         [syn: abstemious, light(a)]
     18: 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]
     19: having little importance; "losing his job was no light
     20: intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or
         profound; "light verse"; "a light comedy"
     21: silly or trivial; "idle pleasure"; "light banter"; "light
         idle chatter" [syn: idle]
     22: having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened; "light
     23: designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight;
         "light aircraft"; "a light truck"
     24: having relatively few calories; "diet cola"; "light (or
         lite) beer"; "lite (or light) mayonnaise"; "a low-cal
         diet" [syn: diet(a), lite, low-cal]
     25: (of sleep) easily disturbed; "in a light doze"; "a light
         sleeper"; "a restless wakeful night" [syn: wakeful]
     26: 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,
     n 1: (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a
          visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft
          glass window" [syn: visible light, visible radiation]
     2: any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped
        the car and turned off the lights" [syn: light source]
     3: a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although
        he saw it in a different light, he still did not
     4: 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,
     5: an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
     6: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination;
        "follow God's light" [syn: illumination]
     7: 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]
     8: a person regarded very fondly; "the light of my life"
     9: mental understanding as an enlightening experience; "he
        finally saw the light"; "can you shed light on this
     10: having abundant light or illumination: "they played as long
         as it was light" or "as long as the lighting was good"
         [syn: lighting] [ant: dark]
     11: public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
     12: brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle
         in his eye" [syn: sparkle, spark]
     13: a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide
         the soul [syn: Inner Light, Light, Light Within, {Christ
     14: a visual warning signal; "they saw the light of the beacon";
         "there was a light at every corner"
     15: 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 1: make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a
          bit" [syn: illume, illumine, light up, illuminate]
     2: begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
        [syn: light up, fire up]
     3:  to come to rest, settle: "Misfortune lighted upon him."
        [syn: alight, perch]
     4: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat;
        "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter."; "Light a
        cigarette." [syn: ignite] [ant: extinguish]
     5: 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]
     6: get off (a horse) [syn: unhorse, dismount, get off, {get