1. lighter

noun. ['ˈlaɪtɝ'] a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals).


  • wherry
  • boat
  • barge
  • scow
  • Norfolk wherry
  • dredger
  • hoy
  • flatboat
  • pontoon


  • disagree
  • disjoin
  • unbalance
  • juvenile

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Words that Rhyme with Lighter

  • overnighter
  • ex-fighter
  • whiter
  • slyter
  • sluyter
  • schreiter
  • schneiter
  • kreiter
  • brighter
  • zeiter
  • writer
  • tighter
  • seitter
  • seiter
  • riter
  • righter
  • reitter
  • reiter
  • pitre
  • nighter
  • mitre
  • miter
  • lyter
  • leiter
  • fighter
  • deiter
  • biter
  • beiter

Example sentences of the word lighter

1. Noun, singular or mass
This will save on soil, use less water and make the planter lighter.

2. Adjective, comparative
The lighter fluid will ignite and you might have a fire flash at first.

3. Verb, base form
Shade away from the crevices, making the crevices darker, then fade them to lighter.

Quotes containing the word lighter

1. A few weeks after the worst day, I started writing lots of letters. I don't know why, but it was one of the only things that made my boots lighter.
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2. Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.
- Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

3. A man is a fool to live in hopes of a better tomorrow. I have a thousand, better ways today to spend what time remains ahead of me, and I have brighter, lighter and more pleasant places in which to spend it.
- Jack Whyte, Uther

2. lighter-than-air

adjective. relating to a balloon or other aircraft that flies because it weighs less than the air it displaces.


  • dark

3. lighter-than-air_craft

noun. aircraft supported by its own buoyancy.


  • balloon
  • aircraft
  • airship

4. lighter

noun. ['ˈlaɪtɝ'] a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire.


  • punk
  • touchwood
  • fuel
  • tinder
  • igniter
  • spunk
  • kindling
  • firelighter


  • dullness
  • light
  • extinguish
  • darken

5. lighter

verb. ['ˈlaɪtɝ'] transport in a flatbottom boat.


  • rise

6. lighter

noun. ['ˈlaɪtɝ'] a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires.


  • pocket lighter
  • ignitor
  • fuzee
  • match
  • device
  • fuze
  • fusee
  • primer
  • lucifer
  • fuse
  • light
  • igniter
  • friction match
  • cigarette lighter
  • cigar lighter


  • cool
  • defuse
  • dark
  • bright