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1. light

noun. ['ˈlaɪt'] (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation.

Synonyms

  • actinic ray
  • half-light
  • twilight
  • visible radiation
  • gegenschein
  • sunlight
  • lamplight
  • light beam
  • electromagnetic spectrum
  • candle flame
  • jack-o'-lantern
  • daylight
  • Moon
  • shooting star
  • radiance
  • moonlight
  • ray of light
  • actinic radiation
  • will-o'-the-wisp
  • ignis fatuus
  • fluorescence
  • candlelight
  • shaft of light
  • gaslight
  • friar's lantern
  • sunshine
  • shaft
  • glowing
  • streamer
  • sun
  • visible light
  • corona
  • beam
  • incandescence
  • glow
  • moonshine
  • scintillation
  • starlight
  • firelight
  • luminescence
  • torchlight
  • beam of light
  • counterglow
  • irradiation
  • ray

Antonyms

  • leeward
  • front
  • rear
  • windward

Etymology

  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Light

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit

How do you pronounce light?

Pronounce light as laɪt.

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How do you spell light? Is it lite ?

A common misspelling of light is lite

Example sentences of the word light


1. Adjective
This works best with white or light colored clothing.

Quotes containing the word light


1. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

2. All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost.From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The crownless again shall be king.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

3. Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
- Buddha

2. light

noun. ['ˈlaɪt'] any device serving as a source of illumination.

Synonyms

  • night-light
  • jacklight
  • panel light
  • riding lamp
  • flasher
  • fairy light
  • headlamp
  • sconce
  • anchor light
  • floodlight
  • blinker
  • searchlight
  • flood
  • photoflood
  • theater light
  • flood lamp
  • headlight
  • houselights
  • riding light
  • torch
  • room light
  • light source
  • sidelight
  • source of illumination
  • strip lighting
  • running light

Antonyms

  • animated
  • spirited
  • lively
  • polished

Etymology

  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. light

adjective. ['ˈlaɪt'] of comparatively little physical weight or density.

Synonyms

  • lighter-than-air
  • floaty
  • buoyant
  • lightweight
  • low-density
  • airy

Antonyms

  • integrated
  • undiluted
  • cold
  • bare

Etymology

  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. light

noun. ['ˈlaɪt'] a particular perspective or aspect of a situation.

Synonyms

  • perspective
  • position

Antonyms

  • good
  • comprehensible
  • blond

Etymology

  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. light

verb. ['ˈlaɪt'] make lighter or brighter.

Synonyms

  • lighten up
  • light up
  • lighten
  • floodlight
  • illuminate
  • spotlight
  • illumine

Antonyms

  • euphemism
  • misconstruction
  • mistrust
  • distrust

Etymology

  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. light

noun. ['ˈlaɪt'] the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light.

Synonyms

  • luminescence
  • physical property
  • luminosity
  • brightness level
  • glow
  • brightness
  • luminance
  • illuminance
  • dull
  • incandescence
  • luminousness
  • bright

Antonyms

  • dull
  • sensitive
  • background
  • play down

Etymology

  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. light

verb. ['ˈlaɪt'] begin to smoke.

Synonyms

  • light up
  • fire up
  • ignite

Antonyms

  • complain
  • weigh down
  • burden
  • obfuscate

Etymology

  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. light

adjective. ['ˈlaɪt'] (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent.

Synonyms

  • light-colored
  • powdery
  • value
  • pastel
  • white
  • palish

Antonyms

  • black
  • stand
  • sit
  • absorb

Etymology

  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. light

noun. ['ˈlaɪt'] an illuminated area.

Antonyms

  • overcast

Etymology

  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. light

noun. ['ˈlaɪt'] the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures.

Synonyms

  • lightness
  • nimbus
  • glory
  • aureole
  • halo
  • gloriole
  • highlighting
  • visual property
  • brightness
  • aura
  • dark
  • sunniness

Antonyms

  • light
  • sensitise
  • loud
  • active

Etymology

  • leoht (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • light (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lighten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lihtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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