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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 Shed Light On

  • encarnacion
  • plamondon
  • mondragon
  • salmeron
  • montavon
  • hargadon
  • gabaldon
  • davignon
  • couvillion
  • zamarron
  • yongbyon
  • withdrawn
  • von-braun
  • villalon
  • undergone
  • sossamon
  • quinton
  • overdrawn
  • ortegon
  • matalon
  • madelon
  • joffrion
  • dameron
  • couvillon
  • aguillon
  • verdon
  • varnon
  • vardon
  • silmon
  • sang-gon

Example sentences of the word shed-light-on


1. Noun Phrase
Abnormal returns are a critical concept in finance because they shed light on risk-adjusted performance.

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. on

adverb. ['ˈɑːn, ˈɔn'] with a forward motion.

Antonyms

  • unrelated

Etymology

  • on (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • on (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ón (Old Norse)

10. on

adjective. ['ˈɑːn, ˈɔn'] in operation or operational.

Antonyms

  • unconnectedness

Etymology

  • on (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • on (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ón (Old Norse)
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