Textual thesaurus for "light"

(adj) easy, promiscuous, loose, wanton, sluttish

casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

her easy virtue; he was told to avoid loose (or light) women; wanton behavior

(adj) light-colored

(used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent

light blue; light colors such as pastels; a light-colored powder

(adj) wakeful

(of sleep) easily disturbed

in a light doze; a light sleeper; a restless wakeful night

(adj) lite, low-cal, calorie-free

having relatively few calories

diet cola; light (or lite) beer; lite (or light) mayonnaise; a low-cal diet

(adj) lightsome, tripping

moving easily and quickly; nimble

the dancer was light and graceful; a lightsome buoyant step; walked with a light tripping step

(adj) unclouded, clean, clear

(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

(adj) idle

silly or trivial

idle pleasure; light banter; light idle chatter

(adj) weak, unaccented

(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

(adj) scant, short

less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

a light pound; a scant cup of sugar; regularly gives short weight

(adj) abstemious

marked by temperance in indulgence

abstemious with the use of adverbs; a light eater; a light smoker; ate a light supper

(adj) swooning, faint, light-headed, lightheaded

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

(adv) lightly

with few burdens

experienced travellers travel light

(noun) light source

any device serving as a source of illumination

he stopped the car and turned off the lights

(noun) lighter, igniter, ignitor

a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

do you have a light?

(noun) lightness

the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures

he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark

(noun) spark, sparkle, twinkle

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

(noun) luminance, luminosity, luminousness, brightness, brightness level

the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun

(noun) Inner Light, Light, Light Within, Christ Within

a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul

(noun) visible light, visible radiation

(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

the light was filtered through a soft glass window

(noun) lighting

having abundant light or illumination

they played as long as it was light; as long as the lighting was good

(noun) illumination

a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination

follow God's light

(verb) light up, illume, illuminate, illumine

make lighter or brighter

This lamp lightens the room a bit

(verb) light up, fire up

begin to smoke

After the meal, some of the diners lit up

(verb) get down, get off, unhorse, dismount

alight from (a horse)

(verb) alight, perch

to come to rest, settle

Misfortune lighted upon him

(verb) fall

fall to somebody by assignment or lot

The task fell to me; It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims

(verb) ignite

cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter; Light a cigarette