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light /laɪt/ noun

Irregular Forms: (lit)

روشن کردن، نوردادن، پرتو افکندن نور، چراغ راهنمایی، چراغ اویخته پرتو مرئی، نور مرئی، منبع نور، سبک، نور، روشنایی، روشن، بچه زاییدن، علوم مهندسی: سیگنال نور، الکترونیک: نور، معماری: نور، روانشناسی: سبک، ورزش: هریک از چراغهای رنگین که در مسابقه بجای پرچم بکار می رود، علوم هوایی: نور
ارسال ایمیل
الکترونیک: روشن کردن، نوردادن، پرتو افکندن نور، چراغ راهنمایی، چراغ اویخته پرتو مریی، نور مریی، منبع نور، سیگنال نور، علوم مهندسی: هریک از چراغهای رنگین که در مسابقه بجای پرچم بکار می رود، اتومبیل رانی، : ورزشی: سبک، نور، هواپیمایی: نور، معماری: نور، روشنایی، روشن، سبک، روانشناسی: نور، الکترونیک:، بچه زاییدن

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- brightness, brilliance, glare, gleam, glint, glow, illumination, luminosity, radiance, shine
- lamp, beacon, candle, flare, lantern, taper, torch
- aspect, angle, context, interpretation, point of view, slant, vantage point, viewpoint
- match, flame, lighter
- bright, brilliant, illuminated, luminous, lustrous, shining, well-lit
- pale, bleached, blond, faded, fair, pastel
- ignite, inflame, kindle
- illuminate, brighten, light up
- insubstantial, airy, buoyant, flimsy, portable, slight, underweight
- weak, faint, gentle, indistinct, mild, moderate, slight, soft
- insignificant, inconsequential, inconsiderable, scanty, slight, small, trifling, trivial
- nimble, agile, graceful, lithe, sprightly, sylphlike
- light-hearted, amusing, entertaining, frivolous, funny, humorous, witty
- digestible, frugal, modest
- settle, alight, land, perch
- light on or upon: come across, chance upon, discover, encounter, find, happen upon, hit upon, stumble on
Antonyms: extinguish, heavy, arduous
Contrasted words: douse, dout, put out, quench, snuff, damp (down), smother, stamp (out), bulky, burdensome, cumbersome, huge, massive, overweight, ponderous, portly, unwieldy, weighty
Related Idioms: light as a feather
Related Words: inconsequential, trifling, trivial, little, petty, small, flimsy, meager, slender, slight
English Thesaurus: bright, strong, brilliant, dazzling, blinding, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. light1 S1 W1 /laɪt/ noun
[Word Family: noun: light, lighter, lighting, lightness; adjective: light, lighted, unlit; verb: light, lighten; adverb: lightly, light]
[Language: Old English; Origin: leoht]

a) [uncountable] the energy from the Sun, a flame, a lamp etc that allows you to see things:
We saw a flash of light.
in/by the light of something
Everything looked grey in the dim light of the oil lamp.
I read by the light of the fire.
in/into the light
The man moved forward into the light.
b) [countable] a particular type of light, with its own particular colour, level of brightness etc:
The colours look different in different lights.

a) something that produces light, especially electric light, to help you to see:
Ahead of us we could see the lights of the city.
We’re having a mixture of wall lights and ceiling lights in different parts of the house.
turn/switch/put on a light
I switched on the light in the bedroom.
turn/switch/put off a light
Don’t forget to switch the lights off when you go out.
turn/switch/put out a light
Can you turn the light out downstairs?
a light is/comes/goes on
The lights in the office were still on.
The street lights were just beginning to come on.
He left a light on in the kitchen.
a light is off/out
Make sure all the lights are off when you leave.
Suddenly all the lights in the house went out.
Can you turn the light down (=make it less bright) a bit?the bright lights at bright(13)
b) something such as a lamp that you can carry to give you light:
Shine a light over here, will you?

3. TRAFFIC CONTROL [countable usually plural] one of a set of red, green, and yellow lights used for controlling traffic Synonym : traffic lights:
We waited for the lights to change.
Eventually the lights turned green.
The driver had failed to stop at a red light, red-light district

4. ON A VEHICLE [countable usually plural] one of the lights on a car, bicycle etc that help you to see at night:
He was dazzled by the lights of oncoming traffic.
You’ve left your lights on.brake light, headlight, parking light

5. first light literary the time when light first appears in the morning sky:
We set out at first light the next day.

6. be/stand in sb’s light to prevent someone from getting all the light they need to see or do something:
Could you move to the left a little – you’re standing in my light.

7. FOR A CIGARETTE a light a match or something else to light a cigarette:
Have you got a light, please?

8. IN SB’S EYES [singular] literary an expression in someone’s eyes that shows an emotion or intention Synonym : gleam:
There was a murderous light in his eyes.

9. set light to something to make something start burning:
The candle fell over and set light to the barn.

10. come to light/be brought to light if new information comes to light, it becomes known:
This evidence did not come to light until after the trial.
The mistake was only brought to light some years later.

11. throw/shed/cast light on something to provide new information that makes a difficult subject or problem easier to understand:
Melanie was able to shed some light on the situation.
These discoveries may throw new light on the origins of the universe.

12. in the light of something British English, in light of something American English if you do or decide something in the light of something else, you do it after considering that thing:
In light of this tragic event, we have canceled the 4th of July celebrations.

13. in a new/different/bad etc light if someone or something is seen or shown in a particular light, people can see that particular part of their character:
I suddenly saw my father in a new light.
This incident will put the company in a very bad light.

14. see the light
a) to suddenly understand something:
At last doctors have seen the light!
b) to begin to believe in a religion very strongly

15. see the light (of day)
a) if an object sees the light of day, it is taken from the place where it has been hidden, and becomes publicly known:
Some of these documents will probably never see the light of day.
b) if a law, decision etc sees the light of day, it comes into existence for the first time

16. light at the end of the tunnel something that gives you hope for the future after a long and difficult period:
It’s been a hard few months, but we’re finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

17. have your name in lights informal to be successful and famous in theatre or films

18. go/be out like a light informal to go to sleep very quickly because you are very tired:
I went straight to bed and went out like a light.

19. a leading light in/of something informal someone who is important in a particular organization:
She’s one of the leading lights of the local dramatic society.

20. the light of sb’s life the person that someone loves more than anyone else:
Her son was the light of her life.

21. WINDOW [countable] a window in a roof or wall that allows light into a room
hide your light under a bushel at bushel, ⇒ be all sweetness and light at sweetness(3), ⇒ in the cold light of day at cold1(9)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. light2 S1 W1 adjective (comparative lighter, superlative lightest)
[Word Family: noun: light, lighter, lighting, lightness; adjective: light, lighted, unlit; verb: light, lighten; adverb: lightly, light]
[Language: Old English; Origin: leoht]

1. COLOUR a light colour is pale and not dark:
You look nice in light colours.
light blue/green/grey etc
She had blue eyes and light brown hair.
I wanted a lighter yellow paint for the walls.

2. DAYLIGHT it is/gets light if it is light, there is the natural light of day Antonym : dark:
We’ll keep on looking while it’s still light.
It was seven o'clock and just starting to get light.

3. ROOMS a room that is light has plenty of light in it, especially from the sun Antonym : dark:
The kitchen was light and spacious.
The office was a big light room at the back of the house.

NOT HEAVY not very heavy:
You can carry this bag – it’s fairly light.
You should wear light, comfortable shoes.
The truck was quite light and easy to drive.
She was as light as a feather (=very light) to carry.lighten, lightweight2

5. NOT GREAT if something is light, there is not very much of it or it is not very great Antonym : heavy:
Traffic is lighter before 8 a.m.
A light rain began to fall.
She was wearing only light make-up.
people who have suffered only light exposure to radiation

6. CLOTHES light clothes are thin and not very warm:
She took a light sweater in case the evening was cool.
a light summer coat

7. WIND a light wind is blowing without much force Antonym : strong:
Leaves were blowing about in the light wind.
There was a light easterly breeze.

8. SOUND a light sound is very quiet Antonym : loud:
There was a light tap at the door.
Her voice was light and pleasant.

9. TOUCH a light touch is gentle and soft:
She gave him a light kiss on the cheek.
He felt a light tap on his shoulder.

10. WORK/EXERCISE light work is not hard or tiring:
I found him some light work to do.
She only has a few light duties around the house.
The doctor has advised me to take regular light exercise.

11. FOOD
a) food or drink that is light either does not have a strong taste or does not make you feel full very quickly, for example because it does not contain very much fat, sugar, or alcohol Antonym : rich:
We had a light white wine with the fish.
a light, refreshing dessert
a new light cheese spread with virtually no fat
b) a light meal is a small meal Antonym : big:
I had a light lunch in town.
a delicious light snack
c) food that is light contains a lot of air:
a type of light, sweet bread
Beat the mixture until it is light and fluffy.

12. PUNISHMENT a light punishment is not very severe Antonym : harsh:
a fairly light sentence

13. a light smoker/drinker/eater etc someone who does not smoke etc very much

14. light sleep/doze a sleep from which you wake up easily:
I fell into a light sleep.

15. a light sleeper someone who wakes up easily if there is any noise etc:
She’s quite a light sleeper.

16. NOT SERIOUS not serious in meaning, style, or manner, and only intended to entertain people:
His speech gradually became lighter in tone.
an evening of light music
It’s a really good book if you want a bit of light reading.
The show looks at some of the lighter moments from the world of politics.

17. light relief something that is pleasant and amusing after something sad or serious:
I’m glad you’ve arrived – we could all do with a little light relief!

18. make light of something to joke about something or treat it as not being very serious, especially when it is important:
She tried to make light of the situation, but I could tell that she was worried.

19. on a lighter note/in a lighter vein used when you are going to say something less sad or serious:
On a lighter note, the concert raised over £300 for school funds.

20. make light work of something to do something or deal with something quickly and easily:
A freezer and microwave oven can make light work of cooking.

21. be light on your feet to be able to move quickly and gracefully:
She’s very agile and light on her feet.

22. a light heart literary someone who has a light heart feels happy and not worried:
I set off for work with a light heart.light-hearted

23. SOIL light soil is easy to break into small pieces Antonym : heavy:
Carrots grow well in light soils.
—lightness noun [uncountable]:
a lightness of touch

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

III. light3 S2 W3 verb (past tense and past participle lit or lighted)
[Word Family: noun: light, lighter, lighting, lightness; adjective: light, lighted, unlit; verb: light, lighten; adverb: lightly, light]
[Language: Old English; Origin: lihtan]

1. [intransitive and transitive] to start to burn, or to make something start to burn:
He stopped to light a cigarette.
I lit the fire and poured a drink.
I couldn’t get the candles to light.

2. [transitive usually passive] to provide light for a place:
The room was lit by one large, central light.
The porch is always well lit at night.
The kitchen was warm and brightly lit.
a poorly lit car park

3. light the/sb’s way to provide light for someone while they are going somewhere:
We had only a few torches between us to light the way.
light on/upon something phrasal verb literary

1. to notice or find something by chance:
His eye lit on a ruby ring.
I thought I might have lit upon an ancient manuscript.

2. if a bird or insect lights on something, it stops flying and stands on it
light out phrasal verb American English informal
to run away, especially because you are afraid
light up phrasal verb

1. light something ↔ up to give light to a place or to shine light on something:
The flames lit up the sky.
The fountain is lit up at night.

2. to become bright with light or colour:
At night the harbour lights up.
As the screen lit up, he typed in his password.

a) if someone’s face or eyes light up, they show pleasure, excitement etc
light up with
His eyes lit up with laughter.
Her face lit up with pleasure.
b) light something ↔ up to make someone’s face or eyes show pleasure or excitement:
Suddenly a smile lit up her face.
A mischievous gleam lit up her eyes.

4. informal to light a cigarette:
I watched Paul light up again.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

IV. light4 adverb
[Word Family: noun: light, lighter, lighting, lightness; adjective: light, lighted, unlit; verb: light, lighten; adverb: lightly, light]
travel light at travel1(1)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. not dark
VERBS be | become, get, grow It was starting to get light. As soon as it grew light, we got up and dressed.
ADV. completely, quite We'll set out as soon as it's completely light.
almost It was almost light outside.
fairly | enough It was not light enough to see things clearly.
still | beautifully The whole house was beautifully light and airy.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. not weighing much
VERBS be, feel, seem | become
ADV. exceptionally, extraordinarily, extremely, very | fairly, quite, reasonably, relatively | enough The tent is light enough for backpacking and touring.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. not great in amount/degree
ADV. very | comparatively, fairly, quite, relatively The traffic is usually fairly light in the afternoons.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

I. brightness
ADJ. clear, good | bright, harsh, intense, strong | blinding | full In full light, you could see Alison was well over forty.
bad, dim, faint, feeble, murky, poor, uncertain, weak | subdued | failing We could hardly see the ball in the failing light.
gentle, pale, soft, watery | mellow, warm | cold, cool in the cold light of morning
early | artificial | natural | infrared, ultraviolet film that is sensitive to ultraviolet light
QUANT. beam, ray | burst, flash, gleam, glimmer There was a flash of light followed by an explosion.
patch, pool
VERB + LIGHT have Have you got enough light for reading?
generate, produce | cast, emit, give (out), provide, shed light emitted by a star
be bathed in | be sensitive to
LIGHT + VERB gleam, glow, shine | come, fall, pour Light from a tall lamp fell in a pool on the desk.
reflect The light reflecting off the snow was dazzling.
grow stronger, increase | fade, fail | blind sb, dazzle sb We were momentarily blinded by the light of the sun.
catch sth You could see the imperfections in the repair when the light caught it.
LIGHT + NOUN level | source | beam
PREP. against the ~ She held up the letter against the light.
by the ~ of They managed to see where the door was by the light of the moon.
into the ~ Bring it into the light and we'll have a look at it.
in the ~ The place looked calm in the golden evening light.
~ from the light from the kitchen window
PHRASES (at) the speed of light Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.
a point of light, a source of light The lamp was the only source of light in the room.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. sth that produces light
ADJ. bright the bright lights of the city
flashing, twinkling | electric, fluorescent, gas, neon, strip | bedside, ceiling, outside, overhead, wall | street | hazard, security, warning The car was stopped at the side of the road with its hazard lights flashing. A warning light goes on when the battery is running low.
landing The pilot could just make out the runway landing lights.
VERB + LIGHT put on, switch on, turn on | have on Some cars already had their lights on.
leave on | extinguish, put off/out, switch off, turn off/out | turn up | dim, turn down | shine Someone shone a light in my face. | flash He flashed his lights to warn the oncoming cars.
LIGHT + VERB be off/on | come on The warning light came on.
go out | fuse | gleam, glimmer, glow, shine | flash The blue light was flashing.
flicker The light flickered a couple of times then went out.
blind sb, dazzle sb
LIGHT + NOUN switch | fitting

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

I. make sth begin to burn
VERB + LIGHT attempt to, try to | pause to, stop to She paused to light another cigarette.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. (oftenbe lit) give light to sth
ADV. well a brightly lit room
badly, dimly, poorly a dimly lit street
brightly, brilliantly | softly | briefly, momentarily (figurative) A gleam of humour momentarily lit his face.
suddenly | artificially, electrically | up There was an explosion and the whole sky lit up.
PREP. with (figurative) Her face lit up with pleasure.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


The light was so bright he had to shut his eyes.
blinding/dazzling (=extremely bright)
The white buildings reflected a blinding light.
dim (=not bright)
Gradually her eyes became accustomed to the dim light.
good (=bright enough)
Stand over here where the light is good.
poor/bad (=not bright enough)
The light was too poor for me to read.
soft/warm (=light that seems slightly yellow or orange)
the soft light of the candles
cold/harsh (=light that seems slightly blue)
the cold light of the moon
the morning/dawn light
The flowers glowed brightly in the morning light.
natural light (=light produced by the sun)
The only natural light came from two high windows.
artificial light (=light produced by lamps)
The office was windowless, lit only by artificial light.
light shines
The light from the streetlamp shone through the curtains.
light comes from somewhere
The only light came from the fire.
light streams/floods in (=a large amount of light comes in)
Light streamed in through the window.
light falls on/across etc something
The light fell on her book.
light illuminates something formal (=makes it bright or able to be seen)
The light from the screen illuminated the people gathered round it.
the light is fading (=it is getting darker as the sun is going down)
produce light (also emit light technical)
the light produced by the sun
cast light (=send light onto something)
the gold circle of light cast by the lamp
reflect light
Snow reflects a lot of light.
something is bathed in light literary (=something has a lot of light shining on it)
The fields and woods were bathed in golden light.
a beam/ray/shaft of light (=a thin line of light)
There was a shaft of light from the doorway.
a flash of light (=a bright light that appears suddenly for a very short time)
A flash of light caught his attention.
a pool/circle of light (=an area of light)
They stood in the pool of light cast by the streetlamp.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

absorbed light absorption of light activity light aiming light aiming post light air light all is sweetness and light all sweetness and light alternating light ambient temperature/light anchor light anti collision light arc light generator arc light projector artificial light artificial light/lighting as light as a feather at first light barrier light bathed in light/sunshine be/stand in light beam/ray/shaft of light begin to see the light black light borrowed light bracket light brake light bring some new facts to light bring tl light bring to light broad day light carry light cast a lurid light on cast light on/onto catch the light ceiling light charge of the light brigade charge of the light brigade, the coherent light cold light come to light come to light/be brought to light come to light/be brought to light commercial light gage sheet continuity light course light dashboard light dead light dial light diffused light diffusion of light dim light direct light/heat dispersion of light distance light distributed flood light system dome light drenched in/with light earth light electric light electric light bulb eyes light up fan light feel light headed fire light first light fixed light flash light flash of light flashing light float light floating light fluorescent light friendly/good natured/light hearted banter full/medium/light bodied gas light get the green light give the green light go light on go out like a light go/be out like a light goal light good/heavy/light sleeper green light group flashing light group occulting light guiding light guiding light/hand/star half light hand light have the green light head light heavy and light system heavy/light polling heavy/light trading hide light under a bushel hide your light under a bushel high light in a good light in a new/different/bad light in light of in the cold light of day in the light of incandescent light incident light indicator light indirect light distribution interrupted flashing light interrupted quick flashing light inward light jump a light klieg light landing light lantern light leading light leading light in/of light a fire under light absorption light adaptation light air light aircraft light ale light alloy light amplification light amplifier light and heavy system light and shade light armed light armor light artillery light at the end of the tunnel light beam light beam recorder light beer light blue light bread light breeze light brigade light brigade, the light brightness control light bulb light buoy light cam light clothing light collector light comedy light conditions light control light current light current engineering light damage light dawns light distribution light distribution curve light duties light eater/drinker/smoker light emission light emitting diode light energy light engine light entertainment light expense light filter light fingered light fingers light fire light fire team light firing light flash light fluctuation light flyweight light fog light foot light footed light gage beam light gain light gap light gap testing light gasoline light guide light gun light handed light handedness light headed light headedness light heart light hearted light heartedly light heartedness light heavy light heavyweight light heeled light hit light horse light house light housekeeping light hydrogen light illuminates light indicator light induction light industry light infantry light intensity light into light is fading light latitudes light line light list light lists light load light load density light load period light load test light lock light loss light lunch light machinery light meal light metal light meter light microscopy light microsecond light middleweight light minded light mindedness light modulation light modulator light o love light of foot light of life light of one's eyes light o'love light on light on one's feet light on your feet light on/upon light opera light out light out for somewhere light output light output ratio light output ratio of a fitting light passing light path light pen light period light piece light pipe light point light pollution light proof light pulse light pulse generator light purse light quantum light rail vehicle light railway light ray light ray bending light reading light red light relay light relief light resistance light scattering light scattering by air molecules light screen light sensitive light sensitive cell light sensitive layer light sensitive resistor light shelter light shield light ship light show light skirts light sleep light sleep/doze light sleeper light smoker/drinker/eater light snow light source light source colour light spill light spot light stable light stimulus light streams/floods in light strike light struck light switch light the/way light tight light transformer light transition loss light transmission light trap light up light up somewhere light upon light user light value light vector light velocity light ventilation area light vessel light water light wave light weapon light weight light weight cable light weight concrete light weight unit light welterweight light wine light woman light year light years ago light years ahead/better than light years away light years away from light your fire light/comic relief light/fair/dark complected light/heavy load light/pale colour light/short sentence light/slight/faint breeze lime light linear polarized light make light of make light work of make light work of doing make short/light work of many hands make light work maximum light transmission maxwell theory og light men of light and leading naked light/flame/sword natural light navigation light night light north light roof occulting light open light operator of light machinery overtaking light owl light painted in a bad light parking light pilot light pipe light place in a good light plane polarized light play a hose/light on play of light polarization of light polarized light pool of water/blood/light pool/circle of light position light produce light quick flashing light range light ray of hope/light rays of light red light red light district red light green light reflected light reflection of light refraction of light reversing light roof light roof light clerestory run a light search light search light illumination security light see the light see the light at the end of the tunnel see the light of day see/present in a positive light sensitive to light set light to shed light on shed some light on shed tears/blood/light show in a good/bad light signal light sky light something is bathed in light southern light speed light speed of light speed of light/sound staging light stand in one's light stand in one's light standing light stop light stop light switch stray light streak of lightning/fire/light strike a light strike/light a match strip light strobe light tail light throw a light/shadow throw light on throw light upon throw some light on throw/cast/shed light on throw/shed/cast light on torch light traffic light transmitted light travel light tread light trip the light fantastic turn out a light turn the light out turn/switch/put out a light two light frame ultraviolet light unpolarized light vacuum tube light velocity of light very light visible light wake light warning light white steaming light work by candle light zodiacal light

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of English Phrases

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