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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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Rhymes with Light Beam

  • chromakalim
  • sephardim
  • hapoalim
  • downstream
  • upstream
  • sarofim
  • ibrahim
  • haradim
  • extreme
  • supreme
  • maxime
  • vadim
  • stream
  • scream
  • rodime
  • regime
  • redeem
  • rahim
  • raheem
  • pezim
  • passim
  • joaquim
  • joachim
  • hakeem
  • esteem
  • daelim
  • basim
  • avrim
  • agleam
  • steam

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. beam

noun. ['ˈbiːm'] a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather.

Synonyms

  • signal
  • radio beam
  • signaling

Antonyms

  • ride
  • ratite
  • dark
  • bright

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. beam

noun. ['ˈbiːm'] long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction.

Synonyms

  • crosspiece
  • timber
  • trave
  • ridge
  • tie
  • piece
  • box girder
  • balk
  • shore
  • rafter
  • baulk
  • tie beam
  • traverse
  • wood
  • structural member
  • joist
  • ridgepole
  • keel
  • rider plate
  • header
  • rooftree
  • crossbeam
  • keelson
  • lintel
  • box beam
  • shoring
  • girder

Antonyms

  • disconnect
  • disjoin
  • detach
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • beem (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beam (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bemen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beamian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with light-beam


1. Noun Phrase
Run a line of masking tape across the wall from the center point of the horizontal light beam on the driver's side to the center point on the passenger's side.

2. Noun Phrase
If the horizontal or vertical light beam is off center from the taped line, then you know what needs to be aligned.

3. Noun Phrase
Use a screwdriver to tighten or loosen each screw until the light beam hits the center of the taped cross mark on the wall.

4. Noun Phrase
When you shine a light on it, a colloidal will reflect light off the larger particles, so the light beam is visible.

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