Bright; clear; not dark or obscure: as, it begins to be light (said of the morning); a light apartment.Pale or whitish in color; applied to colors, highly luminous and more or less deficient in chroma: as, a light complexion; a light pink.To become light or bright; exhibit a bright or luminous effect; shine, as from internal or reflected light: as, her face lighted up with joy; the picture lights up well.To catch fire; kindle, as something to which fire is applied.To make light; give light to, or shed light upon, literally or figuratively; provide with light; illuminate; irradiate: as, to light an apartment; a smile lighted up his countenance.To kindle; ignite; cause to burn, either literally or figuratively: as, to light a fire or a match; to light the torch of rebellion.n. That which makes things visible; in physics, that form of energy which, acting upon the organs of sight, renders visible the objects from which it proceeds.n. In physiology, the sensation produced by the action of physical luminosity upon the organ of vision. See color.n. Illumination or enlightenment as an effluence or a result; radiation from or to anything, in either a physical or a moral sense; luminosity; glow; radiance: as, the light of the sun, of a taper, or of a glowworm; to be guided by the light of reason; to shed new light on a subject.n. The state or condition of being visible; exposure to view; hence, public observation; publicity: as, his misdeeds have come to light.n. That which gives light; a source of illumination; a body that emits or transmits rays of light, as the sun, the moon, a star, a beacon, a candle, etc.; in pyrotechnics, any piece of fireworks which burns brightly.n. Hence Figuratively, a source of mental or spiritual illumination; one who or that which enlightens, as an eminent teacher; anything which diffuses knowledge, instruction, or information; a guiding power or principle; also, a source of cheerfulness or joy.n. Means of communicating light or fire; something to kindle with: as, to give one a light for a cigar.n. A lighthouse: as, Fastnet light; Sandy Hook light.n. That which admits light; a medium or an opening for the entrance of light, as a window, or a pane or compartment of a window: as, a window consisting of three lights; a light of glass.n. The manner in which the light strikes upon an object or a picture; also, an illuminated part of an object or picture; the part which lies opposite the point or place from which the light comes or is supposed to come.n. The point of view from which, or position in which, anything is looked at or considered; the side or features to which attention is paid; aspect.n. In law, the right to have one's windows unobscured by obstructions on the part of one's neighbors.n. In painting, a small patch or surface of very light color, as white, used in a design, to diversify the effect of the darker colors.n. A torch-bearer; a link-boy.n. In theology, the capacity which belongs to man of discovering some of the truths of religion without the aid of revelation: opposed to divine light.n. In the Greek Church, the feast of the Epiphany, or manifestation of Christ to the world, especially at his baptism. The name also refers to the illumination (baptism) of believers, and to the great number of lights carried at the ceremony of the benediction of the waters (see water) on the day of that feast, symbolical of illumination and baptism.n. A light produced artificially, and used for signals, etc. (See also arc-light, flash-light.) Synonyms and Flash, Blaze, etc. See flame, n.Having little or relatively little actual weight; not burdensome; not cumbrous or unwieldy: as, a light load; light weapons.Having little weight as compared with bulk; of little density or specific gravity; not heavy, either absolutely or relatively: as, feathers and cork are light; oil is lighter than water.Of short weight; weighing less than the proper or standard amount: as, to use light weights in trade; light coin.In cookery, not heavy or soggy; spongy; well raised: said of bread, cakes, and the like.Lacking that which burdens or makes heavy; hence, free from burden or impediment; unencumbered: as, light infantry; the ship returned light.Not heavy in action or effect; lacking force or intensity; moderate; slight; buoyant; agile; sprightly: as, a ship of light draft; light of foot; a light hand; light sleep; a light wind; light comedy.Not weighty; of little import or consequence; trivial; unimportant: as, a light remark; light reading; a light fault.Not burdensome, hard, or difficult; easy to perform, to endure, to digest, etc.; slight; inconsiderable: as, light work; light punishment; a light repast; a light wine.Not weighed down; free from care or annoyance; cheerful; jubilant: as, a light heart.Lacking moral or mental gravity; characterized by or exhibiting levity; volatile; capricious; frivolous: as, a light mind; light conduct.Hence Given to levity of conduct; loose in morals; wanton; unchaste.Having a sensation of lightness; giddy; dizzy; hence, flighty in mind; delirious.Adapted for or employed in light work.Quickly passing; fleeting; transitory.Without substance; not nutritious or satisfying.Weak; sickly.The lungs, especially of a brute animal (most frequently in the phrase liver and lights): so called from their lightness.Not heavily; not with full weight or force.Lightly; cheaply.Easily; readily; nimbly.With light or easy effort; without requiring or exerting much power: as, a light-running wagon or machine.To make light or less heavy; lighten; ease of a burden.To deliver, as of a child.